Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekly Recap 3/24/14 – 3/30/14

What a busy few days it has been. I spent this weekend in Austin, TX working the Bondi Band booth at the Biggest Loser Run/Walk 5K & Half Marathon expo/finish-line festival! It was such an amazing time – I met so many incredible people, and being able to put smiles on so many people’s faces is the best feeling in the world. I feel truly blessed to represent the Bondi Band organization! Make sure to check out their website if you haven’t already! Also, The Biggest Loser race series is definitely one to look into running if you haven’t participated in one yet!

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Now, let’s talk about workouts. It was kind of an off-week for me to be perfectly honest. I took Monday off since I ran the Alamo 13.1 the day before, ran on Tuesday then did some strength training on Wednesday. However, I just was not ‘feeling it’ during either day, so I took Thursday and Friday off. Unfortunately in doing so, I also fell short on my stretching and foam rolling those days. Shame on me! I should strive to do both of those every single day. Preventative maintenance is essential! I plan on picking up the slack this week, promise.

Also, make sure you show your #TutuPride for Glam Runner! I know I plan on purchasing one of her tutus for a future race! I am sure most of you heard about SELF Magazine mocking the amazing Monika at Glam Runner for running a race in a tutu (click HERE for the story). Not only was she living a healthy lifestyle and running a MARATHON, she was also running while going through chemotherapy to fight her cancer! Needless to say, the running world annihilated SELF Magazine’s Facebook page with demands for an official apology, which they finally got around to doing properly.

My Workouts This Week:

Monday: Rest Day

Tuesday: 4 x (800 meters x 400 meters) – No Incline

800 Meters Pace – 8:30 min/mile
400 Meters Pace – Comfortable Walk

Wednesday: Jillian Michael’s Killer Buns & Thighs (40 minutes)

Thursday: Rest Day

Friday: Rest Day/Travel Day

Saturday: 4 Mile Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile) + Working the Biggest Loser Run/Walk Expo

Sunday: Working the Biggest Loser Run/Walk Finish-Line Festival & Travel Day

Monday Motivation!

QOTD: Have you ever had an ‘off-week’ for workouts?

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  1. You earned to take some time off. I always slack off after races just to let myself recover :)

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    1. That is true! I've been training for so long I've forgotten what it's like to just take a week and relax :0)

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  2. Thanks for posting that "apology" article. I had not read it until now. Glad they mentioned that they messed up!

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    1. Definitely! Their interview article I think helped a lot, although I'll still never purchase one of their magazines.

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  3. Pfft 'off week' talk about 'off month'!

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    1. That sounds nice! I am thinking about taking the summer very easy (Houston gets so hot and humid anyways) and try to focus more on cross training/strength training for fall racing season!

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  4. I ran in a tutu for the first time for the 2013 Princess Half and I told myself never again!! It was so itchy and annoying I thought about ditching it during the race a million times. After hearing the glam runner story I am definitely going to buy one and run in it (maybe only a 5k or 10k this time) Especially since the proceeds go to Girls on the Run!

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    1. Agreed! When I run in one, I don't think I'm gonna go straight for the half marathon in it lol Nothing worse than being uncomfortable during a long race! I'll definitely be rocking one for a 5K or 10K though!

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  5. I have definitely had off weeks in training, I think it's pretty normal actually. I try and remind myself every workout/run/week can't be great...and it's what helps us appreciate the weeks that are really awesome!

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  6. My off weeks tend to come a lot more often than I'd like! Glad to hear you had a great time at the expo! :)

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    1. I hope I can get up and do more exercises this week. Must...find...motivation lol! After Nike Women's, I think I am going to focus more on cross training/strength training and maybe find a Triathlon to do and wait for running races until the fall season!

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  7. Still sounds pretty impressive to me! I liked seeing the speedwork details, I just do my fast runs by running three miles "fast". I keep reading about Yasso 800's and tempo runs but need to seriously educate myself (or get a coach!!) to figure it out! Hope you get your mojo back this week! :)

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    1. Thanks April! I did a lot of reading about speed work on Runner's World which helped a bunch! :0)

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  8. How fun to work at a booth during a big race, I bet it was so fun to chat with all the different runners!!!

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    1. It was an absolute blast!! I honestly love hearing about how/why people got into running. It makes me happy!

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