Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Weekly Roundup 2.27-3.5

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.

Other highlights:

·      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.

Upcoming events:

·      6 weeks until the Newport Rhode Race!
·      12 weeks until the Buffalo Half Marathon!

Monday 2.27.17
2 miles with G (20:45)
3 miles (24:11)
30 TRX squats, 15 TRX suspended lunges
17,972 steps

Tuesday 2.28.17
Taught spin class. The playlist: Working for the Weekend Spin Playlist
9,998 steps

Wednesday 3.1.17
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
15,439 steps

Thursday 3.2.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
12,476 steps

Friday 3.3.17
4 miles (30:28)
35’ swim (1,533 yards: 30 laps freestyle, 10 laps breaststroke, 10 backstroke)
13,028 steps

Saturday 3.4.17
7 treadmill miles (51:59) with 4 miles at HMP <--7:01, 7:01, 7:02, 7:01
19,175 steps

Sunday 3.5.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
11,966 steps

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

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