Hi ya’ll! Welcome to another edition of my training updates. Race weekend is on the horizon, but you can read more about my training plan here. I can’t believe that in less than two weeks I will be running Disney with my mom and sister. We are all so excited for the trip. My mom has been killing her long runs and we are all just ready to run and enjoy all the Disney parks.
Last week’s training was an unexpected surprise in the best possible way. Early in the week we were hit with some usually warm weather so naturally I hurried home to run in it. I ended up running much longer than my plan called for and found a new route. I also added in run/walk intervals this day. After my run, I treated myself to some wine and two oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with my legs in my calve sleeves and elevated.
I replaced Wednesday’s tempo run with a hilly fartlek run on the treadmill. I wasn’t able to run outside before it got really dark, but had a great workout this day. I varied the incline and speed every couple minutes. I basically ran at a faster speed with no incline then increased the incline and lowered the speed. I didn’t have a any sort of set pattern which made it fun. Yoga makes my life better and lately I have been doing it while listening to all sorts of podcasts on Stitcher Radio. #nerdlife
I am still dealing with mild foot pain so I didn’t want to push it. It was also really great to take the pressure off of myself to hit a certain pace even though it was supposed to be an easy run.
You may also notice all of my rest days. Yes, I took three rest days this week and no, I am not sorry. I am still working on being better about taking them when I need to so I can be healthy going into fall marathon training.
The Mr. and I were supposed to run a free 5k on Saturday as part of our Atlanta Track Club membership, but it didn’t happen. I forgot I had a hair appointment that morning and the weather was supposed to be in the 20s. I hate that we missed it, but I got in a better run at home. I added some quick clamshells and glute bridges in and then came home to walk Chloe Mae.
Here’s the run down…
TUESDAY: 6.33 easy miles with 5:1 run/walk intervals
WEDNESDAY: 2 hilly fartlek miles, 10 minutes of spinning, 20 minutes of yoga
SATURDAY: 2 miles at pace, 75 clamshells (each side), 50 glute bridges, 45 minute dog walk
SUNDAY: 2 miles, 20 minutes of yoga
TOTAL MILES: 12.33 miles
Are you training for a spring race?
Do you ever feel guilty for taking an extra rest day?