So-I've been out of commission here for a bit! Just working out hard, lovin' up on my kiddos, and enjoying a much anticipated date night with my hubby! Life is good and I have to remember to LIVE it sometimes!!
To the Workouts! I've had a great week thus far. I'm following a modified training plan but don't even try to make ANY sense of it until after next weekend. I have SO many adjustments I've had to make with travel and time constraints that it's a bit of a mess but I think I know what I'm doing:)
Monday: 10 miles easy outside (8:14), Skated a full hockey game against my daughter and I tell you this is WORK. A couple of mom's died out after the first period so I was CONSTANTLY on the ice. So fun and AWESOME forced exercise.
Tuesday: A.M- lower body strength and core at the gym. My legs and butt were still a bit tight from the Duluth Hills and I didn't overkill it. P.M.-17 mile fartlek with approximately 5 minute intervals at about HM pace thrown in (7:54 overall avg.) This was supposed to be 9 miles w/4X5 min@10K.....I was feeling GOOD and so I deviated from the plan. I need a little discipline here...On the otherhand I felt just awesome during and after this run and it was worth it at this point.
Wednesday:-8 miles and it SNOWED a lot. First 4 very SLOW and remaining 4 at moderate pace. I was totally trudging the first few miles. I'm SO sick of snow.....Upper body strength and core.
Thursday:9 miles: 2 mile warmup (5K-21:04-tried to crack 21 at about the 2.5 mile mark but no luck) 1 mile 8:57 and then 2@ 7:19, 7:22 and cooldown. Pretty tired. 20 minutes random pushups/abs and then out for a late dinner with my hubby in which I ate my calories back in artichoke dip and cabernet!!
Friday:-today. Going out for 18 miles with my sister. It has been over a year since we've run together. She is doing 15 and I am doing 18 to get my long run done since the weekend is busy. This will be a bit tough after yesterday. It is snowing but will be nice to have someone to visit with and pass the time. I'm not concerned about pace but we generally run pretty similar.
Saturday-recovery run-Should finish my week with 68 miles.
Other quick bullets:
My last workout day off was last Friday. I will have Sunday off this week so a longer week without a break. Next week I will also have Thursday off. Like I said, don't try to make sense of this but it's how I have to make it work.
I'm noticing the more I work my legs the better they seem to respond. I honestly think I have a rougher time after a rest day sometimes.
I like the feeling of tired legs. The tight feeling makes me feel like I'm working hard.
My son keeps climbing in my bed at night. He hasn't done this in 2 years. He rubs my arm and snuggles me which is the ONLY time he does that anymore and I refuse to kick him out.....
My husband is awesome! I am so lucky. He is so thoughtful and always "listens" to me. He was looking over my shoulder on the computer last week while I was Lululemon shopping (or browsing rather) and I mentioned something briefly about liking a pair of shorts. He brought me home not one but TWO pairs and a sportsbra! Yes, some women want diamonds and flowers, I want running clothes!! Lulu was not close to where he was working and he took the time to dig through my drawers to get the right size. (not so hard to figure that one out with the sportsbra-ha) Really, it's not about material things because we sometimes don't even exchange birthday gifts but he is just REALLY thoughtful and I REALLY appreciate him:)
My other sister gets to town this evening and a big baby shower and dedication! So excited to hang out with my sisters!!! Little Theo is such an adorable little man!
Sarah is an AWESOME photographer!
So-super good luck to all those racing this weekend!!! If you are waiting to hear from me, I promise, I haven't forgotten I'm just working on my balance here!!