After the past few weeks of easing back into running, I now feel like I’m back to actual training mode again. I added in a little half marathon pace tempo work, continued with strength training and I GOT IN THE POOL! Oh em gee I swam laps. Can you believe it?
I had a rough start on Monday when I practically left half my running stuff at home so I couldn’t run right after work. I went home and tried to take the pup out but she still wasn’t having it! She was being a brat and only wanted to run in the direction of her favorite trail… down the trail… and then wanted to run the trail again. Um, no. I dropped her off at home then finished up with 3 miles on my own.
Wednesday was not a nice day so I took my run to the treadmill. I wasn’t thrilled about it but I even stuck around for a few strength exercises put together by my favorite Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
Friday was a big day for me. I drove to work to run my 4 miles. I planned it out to finish running about 11:50—10 minutes before lap swim starts. I had a goal of getting in the pool and swimming for 20 minutes but I got in a groove and stayed in for 100 lengths of the pool (it’s only 46 feet), which ended up being 35 minutes! For most of the swim, I was the only one in the pool and it felt awesome. Hard—it totally kicked my butt—but awesome.
I finished off the week with a 7 miler. It was a brutally cold day with strong wind gusts. I totally wimped out and went back to the treadmill. It was actually a good decision because I had a mid-long run tempo in mind and the treadmill made 4 miles at half marathon goal pace a lot easier. Don’t get me wrong—it was tough. I was working really hard to keep up but the treadmill made it easier to keep at a consistent, steady pace.
· It’s my birthday month!
· The Dairy Queen in Falmouth opened this weekend. Buy one get one free FTW.
· I won a close Weekend Warrior Fitbit battle between me, my mom, Aunt Barb and cousin Melissa. Good work ladies!
· Remember my OOFOS OOriginal Sport Sandals review this summer? Did you know that they also made clogs?! On Saturday I received my latest product to test and review for BibRave—the OOFOS OOcloog Project Pink Clog. For every Project Pink pair sold, OOFOS will donate $10 to breast cancer research.
· 6 weeks until the Newport Rhode Race!
· 12 weeks until the Buffalo Half Marathon!
2 miles with G (20:45)
3 miles (24:11)
30 TRX squats, 15 TRX suspended lunges
Taught spin class. The playlist: Working for the Weekend Spin Playlist
4 miles (30:11)
Workout from Eric: 15 kettlebell deadlifts, 15 kettlebell dipping birds, 10 kettlebell Turkish getups, 10 each 4-way clamshell, 10 each 2-way ab press
Taught spin class
4 miles (30:28)
35’ swim (1,533 yards: 30 laps freestyle, 10 laps breaststroke, 10 backstroke)
7 treadmill miles (51:59) with 4 miles at HMP <--7:01, 7:01, 7:02, 7:01
Taught spin class
This week’s mileage: 20 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
February Totals: 43 miles
March Totals: 15 miles
2017 Totals: 187 miles