I survived last week’s 50 mile week. So it’s just natural that my coach would increase things to 55 this week, right?
It’s hard to believe that I was running 100/week consistently not too long ago!
So, here’s a training recap from where I left off:
My 50 mile week:
10 miles with 1 minute hill repeats. NAILED IT! I didn’t even struggle with my hip flexors or control of my legs!! Thanks to Craig for pushing Greta and thanks to Jeff for making the workout that much more fun! (Jeff was in shorts and without a shirt… YAY awesome runner-temps for the middle of January!)
10 miles with 7 moderate miles. Another NAILED IT! workout! I held my HR right around 180 where it’s supposed to be and we clipped along at about 8:20-8:30. It’s nice to see my paces slowly come down!
13 mile long run. Luckily I had a lot of distractions to help the miles pass. I started before my parents came to the house (for the baptism). We picked up Craig after about 2 miles, then ran back to the house. They weren’t there yet, so we made a big loop before coming back to the house. We passed Greta off to them and then ran for the remaining miles. BAM. 13!
I have to say that the thought of 26.2 miles, much less racing 26.2 is a little frightening…
This week’s 55 mile week:
Monday: 6 miles easy, to and from “Mom Club”. Greta was her normal, smiley, “I like attention and will talk/smile if you like it!” personality, self. She disrupts conversation every so often because the person talking can’t help but talk/smile back at her. Where did she get this personality from??
|10 pounds, 9 ounces this Monday. A chunk!|
Tues: 10.5 miles w/ 6×3 minutes at 5k effort. I dry heaved after this and felt sick for a few hours afterwards. So – it was probably above 5k effort, but I was just trying to get everything out of me. I was chasing down Mike, another training partner, but couldn’t maintain contact. I tried. So hard!
I was worried we might not get through the run with some protests, since she was so talkative and smiley before the run.
But, being the awesome baby she is, Greta fell right asleep in the stroller and didn’t start squaking until we ended the run & were walking back up the driveway.
Wed: 4 miles easy with Teresa and then a 60 minute strength class at the YMCA. It kicked my butt. Hopefully this will be my normal Wednesday routine.
We joined the Y as a family that night. They have free Child Watch for 2 hours/day (you can actually go in the morning for 2 hours and the evening for 2 hours). It’s nice to do something without the distraction of your kid (or having to push her!), although I did just think about her for a lot of the class. Mom syndrome, right? 🙂
Thurs: I am planning to run to the Y (3.75 miles), drop Greta off at Child Watch, and then do my 4×1 mile at LT on a treadmill. Then we’ll run back home. I am dreading this workout so I’m writing this here so you all will hold me accountable!
My knee has been bothering me for the last 2 days. I’m a little concerned… I now have ice cups in the freezer and have been working on glute firing and loosening up the Vastus Medius muscle since that might be pulling the knee cap out of its normal place.
|I didn’t drop her! YAY!|