Monday, May 2, 2016

Weekly Workout Recap #17: Race Week

April 24 - 30
RACE WEEK!

Last week of taper + leading up to race day. My head was kind of all over the place but mostly? Excited. 

Sunday | 6 miles
Since I did some extra mileage at some extra elevation on Saturday, I opted to take it easy on Sunday. We wrapped our retreat with our students, packed up camp, headed back down the mountain and I wasn't home until nearly 4:30 that afternoon. Glad I opted for the rest day, but glad I had the extra distance on Saturday to have made up for it.

Monday | 3 miles + strength
I could not get up to save my life on Monday morning (thank you, retreat weekend), so I opted to do them after work. But also then realized that I had committed to dinner at my parents' house right after work, so since I didn't get there until 6, I didn't get home and on the treadmill until nearly 8:40 at night. I hate running that late, even on a treadmill, because then I feel all amped up and not so ready for bed. Luckily, my post-retreat weekend exhaustion still hung around because I'm pretty sure I was out cold in no time anyway!

Note the Rockstar 26.2 headband. Pre-marathon pep-talk via hair accessories. Duh.
3 miles, 28:47, 9:35 pace 

Tuesday | 4 x 400 
I didn't want to run late again like Monday, but had a few errands after work, so I packed  my gear to take advantage of a forecasted gorgeous day and get my run around campus before I left for the day. Good decision, self! 1 mile warm up from my car + 1 loop around the track, 4 x 400 that felt way uber slow (1:47, 1:45, 1:43, 1:44) but led to my fastest mile ever (kind of cheating though, no?), and 1 mile cool down back to the car. I still had daylight for my errands and still home at a decent hour. I win!

3.01 miles, 25:44, 8:32 pace 

Wednesday | 2 miles + yoga
It's kind of hard only having 2 miles scheduled to do. You mean, I can head out 20 minutes before yoga starts and STILL get "all" my mileage done for the day? Score. I met up with Jacky just before 7 to bust out two easy miles. Well, what I thought was supposed to be easy and even with the entire first mile going into the headwind, we still busted out a quick pace.


Followed by 60 minutes of yoga and I was done for the night. Yoga was a great last pre-OC stretch and soooo needed! So good. Can you tell I'm really jumping on this yoga train, even if it is only once a week?

2.13 miles, 18:50, 8:50 pace
60 minutes yoga


Thursday | 2 miles 
For the first time in a long time, I got up with my alarm and headed out for my scheduled 2. It probably helps that I only had to be up at 5:50 to make two miles work, so that was kind of cool and helpful. I was planning on the treadmill but the gym near our apartment building has only one functioning 'mill currently and it was in use, so I skipped back home, grabbed a jacket and ran around the neighborhood instead. It was cool - clearly had rained just a few hours earlier - and misty, so it was a nice morning to get outside and just get it done.

2.05 miles, 18:40, 9:05 pace 

Friday | Rest
Happy end of the week! It's almost RACE DAY! Gaaaaaaaaah.... goals are live, ready to make things a reality and see how much these last eight weeks have paid of. Let's do this. 

Saturday | 2 miles
I was scheduled to work at the OC expo from 8:30 am - 12 noon and had venue appointments all afternoon, so my only chance was to get in some pre-sunrise miles again. No sweat, 'caus Sunday I'll be up way before the sun anyway, right?

How was your week? Make sure you link up below!





6 comments:

  1. Awesome job lady on your HUGE (YUUUUGE) PR!

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    1. Thanks lady! :D Still can't believe it. xoxo

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  2. Great taper week, but hurry up with the recap! :)

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    1. I'm going to drag it out just to torture you! ;) Thursday, I hope!

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