Monday, October 26, 2015

Weekly Roundup 10.19-10.25

Week 4 of 16

Who would have thought I would run a half marathon PR in my 4th week of marathon training?  Definitely not me!

The week started out good with a solo run and a Georgie run on Monday followed by Run Club on Tuesday night.  I took 2 days in a row off to get rest up for the Cape Cod Half on Saturday.  I was exhausted!  And I pulled a muscle in my chest—diaphragm or intercostal muscles perhaps?

The Cape Cod Half was Saturday morning and I had so much fun!  It was a big confidence booster heading into Week 5 of marathon training.  I wasn't training for the Cape Cod Half but it just happened to fall so perfectly on a weekend I had a long run of 14 miles.  My goal for the race was to stay relaxed the whole way and I really feel like I did just that.  At 10 miles I knew I would PR if I maintained pace, which I did and maybe even pushed myself the last half mile or so.  You can see my full race report here.

A normal Run Jen Run post-race routine includes a lot of couch time but Georgie spent quite a bit of crate time race morning so when I got home, she would not let me rest.  There were balls to be thrown, Georgie’s to be chased, and walks to be taken.  I think this worked to my advantage.  I was a little stiff getting out of bed on Sunday morning but nothing like I remember from previous half marathons.  A little stretching, foam rolling, compression socks and spin class continued to help with my recovery on Sunday.

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Monday 10.19.15
4 miles (30:36)
~0.5 miles with G
17,917 steps

Tuesday 10.20.15
0.48 miles with G (4:31)
Marathon Sports Run Club! 3.3 miles (29:00)
Taught spin class
10 push ups
19,193 steps

Wednesday 10.21.15
7,625 steps

Thursday 10.22.15
Taught spin class. The playlist: Somethin’ Bad Spin Playlist
Power Water
10 push ups
12,812 steps

Friday 10.23.15
0.5 miles with G (4:36)
3 miles (23:28)
16,224 steps

Saturday 10.24.15
~0.5 mile warm up
Cape Cod Half 13.1 miles (1:34:16) <--a PR!
0.66 mile cool down with daddo (5:35)
37,411 steps

Sunday 10.25.15
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
10 push ups
Long walk with G (46:00)
15,047 steps

G mileage disclaimer: None of the mileage reported with Georgie is straight, consistent running. We may run 1 mile in 9 or 10 minutes but in reality we probably covered a 2-3 mile distance with a mix of walking and running.  I stop my watch every time we start walking.


This week’s mileage: 26 miles
This week’s G mileage: 1.5 miles
October Totals: 95 miles
2015 Totals: 512 miles

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