Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekly Roundup 5.2-5.8

Week 9 of 12

To sum up Week 9 of Buffalo Half Marathon training in 2 words, I’d choose grey and rainy.

Monday week started off with a progression run ranging from 7:48 to 6:37.  It felt SO GOOD!  I thought about skipping Run Club but a late afternoon text from Infa got me to commit.  We had a really good run and the weather was actually pretty nice for that hour.  Wednesday it rained and rained and rained.   ALL DAY.  I had 8 quarter mile repeats on the schedule and I was not too thrilled about doing it on the treadmill BUT I knew after Linda was taking me for a burger and milkshake at Five Guys so I pushed it and went for 10 repeats.

I worked the late shift on Cinco de Mayo (womp, womp) but we rocked out in spin class to my fiesta mix.  Not so Mexican but it was way better than 45 minutes of mariachi bands!  Don’t worry—we had the Cinco de Mayo Pandora station playing in Power Water.

I got my long run in on Friday because I had to attend my good luck charm’s first birthday party on Saturday and then obviously I had to be with my dad for the Derby.  I slept in on Friday and procrastinated all morning.  The start of my run was grey and depressing but by the end of my 12 miles the sun was shining and it was beautiful.  The sun makes such a difference to my motivation levels.

(Look who met me at the finish!)
With 3 weeks to go, I am starting to get pretty excited.  Training has been going well.  I have been sticking with my new motto: Train Fast to Race Fast.  Next week will be my hardest week of training then 2 weeks of tapering down.  I’ll be in Buffalo before you know it!

Other highlights:

·      I signed up for the Falmouth Road Race!
·      I decided I needed to incorporate more training tips into my blog. Up first: Hills Are Your Friends
·      I posted another product review for BibRave.  This time it was the Zensah Well Rounded Shorts.  Find out my thoughts and how to score 15% off here:

Upcoming events:

·      2 weeks until the 7th Annual Piggy Trot!
·      3 weeks until the Buffalo Half Marathon!
·      10 weeks until the Runner’s World Classic!

Monday 5.2.16
6 miles (43:48) with 5 mile progression <--7:48, 7:39, 7:07, 6:45, 6:37
19,744 steps

Tuesday 5.3.16
Taught spin class. The playlist: Tequila Boom Boom Spin Playlist
10 push ups
Marathon Sports Run Club! 5 miles with Infa (37:19)
18,436 steps

Wednesday 5.4.16
6 miles treadmill (43:10) with 10x1/4mi, 90” recovery <--1:39, 1:38, 1:40, 1:35, 1:36, 1:34, 1:32, 1:30, 1:32, 1:29
10’ core workout
19,040 steps
Thursday 5.5.16
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
0.94 miles with G (8:24)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Tequila Boom Boom Spin Playlist
Power Water
14,476 steps

Friday 5.6.16
12 miles (1:32:07)
10’ core workout
28,683 steps

Saturday 5.7.16
2.02 miles with G (17:43)
9,909 steps

Sunday 5.8.16
Happy Mother’s Day!
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
14,582 steps

This week’s mileage: 32 miles
This week’s G mileage: 3 miles
May Totals: 32 miles
2016 Totals: 355 miles

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