Monday, October 15, 2018

Baltimore Running Festival Training Week 9

Last week was a super busy week!  We had a work conference for a couple days and that I also had a presentation I had to give toward the end of the week.  Plus some fun stuff with friends too :)  Thankfully I was able to get in 3 runs and two strength training sessions.  Here are the details.

Monday - Body pump video at home

Tuesday - Planned rest day - this was the start of our work conference so early meetings and dinner meetings made it a good day for a rest day.  I did get in a lot of walking as we were showing the attendees around some of the attractions downtown.


Wednesday - 3 easy miles after work


Thursday - Unplanned rest day.  I had meant to get in a run but I was exhausted after all the work stuff so I had a nap instead :)  Then I met up with an old friend I hadn't seen in a while for dinner at a vegan restaurant by her house.

Pumpkin pasta, filo roll stuffed with roasted veggies, and a peanut butter "cheesecake"

Friday - Jillian Michael's 30 day shred video at home

Saturday - 4 mile run, with 3 miles at half marathon pace.  We also saw a Star is Born in the evening.  I really enjoyed the movie.  I hadn't seen the original so I wasn't quite prepared for how sad it was though.  The soundtrack is great!


Sunday - 5 easy miles with a friend


Plus a childhood friend was visiting DC with her family so we met up with them for dinner at a sushi place (with lots of vegan options) in the city.  It was great being able to catch up and get to know her kids a bit.


So that was last week.  This week's going to be a bit crazy too as I have a work trip to Seattle.  Plus, it's race week!  Here's the plan for this week.

Monday - 3 easy miles on the treadmill after work
Tuesday - 2 easy miles in the morning and traveling to Seattle in the afternoon
Wednesday - rest day
Thursday - 1.25 miles plus strength training
Friday - flying to Baltimore plus the expo
Saturday - Baltimore Running Festival half marathon!
Sunday - Recovery walking around the Renaissance Fair

I'm linking up with with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.


 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Baltimore Running Festival Training Week 8

I hope everyone's doing well!  I had a pretty relaxing weekend, which is good because I've got a couple busy work weeks coming up with evening meetings and conferences and such.  But let's go over last week first.  I'm happy that I got in all my runs but only one strength training session instead of two sadly.  Here are the details.

Monday - Planned rest day

Tuesday - 4 mile easy run after work


Wednesday - 10 minute warm up on the elliptical plus body pump


Thursday - Speed work on the treadmill, .5 mile warm up, 3 miles at half marathon pace, and .5 mile cool down.  I accidentally stopped the treadmill at one point so don't have a photo of the whole time.  I had about a mile and 15 minutes that isn't showing on this photo.


Friday - Unplanned rest day

Saturday - 6 miles


Sunday - 10 miles for my long run.  This is the first time I'm back in double digits since the marathon in January!  I definitely struggled compared to last week's 9 miles but I noticed it was about 10 degrees warmer and had more uphill.


So that was my week.  Here's the plan for this week.

Monday - Strength training
Tuesday - Rest day (meetings all day and into the evening at work)
Wednesday - 3 easy miles
Thursday - Evening speed work (.5 mile warm up, 3 miles at hm pace, .5 mile cool down)
Friday - Body Pump
Saturday - 4 miles
Sunday - 5 miles

I'm linking up with with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.


 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Baltimore Running Festival Training Week 7

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I had a busy but fun week last week and got in all of my runs plus one body pump session.  Here are the details of my week.

Monday - Planned rest day

Tuesday - 10 minute warm up on the elliptical plus body pump


Wednesday - 3 easy miles in the morning plus seeing the Welcome to Night Vale live show for our anniversary. 


Thursday - .5 mile warm up, 2.5 miles at half marathon pace, .5 mile cool down.  I don't know what was going on but I was so slow today!  The heat and humidity was down but that didn't show in my pace.  And I definitely didn't hit my half marathon pace.


Friday - unplanned rest day.  I had planned to do strength training in the evening but instead I found ants in our pantry!  So we spent the evening cleaning out the pantry and killing ants.  Not fun.  But hopefully they'll stay away now.

I did get in a 40 minute walk since it was such a nice day, and found this interesting bush full of berries - don't worry, I didn't eat any!

Saturday - 6 easy miles in the morning.  My pace was up after Thursday's slow run but you can see that my heart rate was too.  This is what I would want my easy pace to be in this weather but it doesn't seem like my heart rate agreed.


We also went out to a phenomenal dinner in the evening for more anniversary celebrations.  It was one of those restaurants (Rose's Luxury) that I'd been wanting to try for a while but never had the time since they don't take reservations and there's often a line.  We only had to wait in line for 30 minutes or so and the food was so delicious!


We had a seat at the chef's counter, which was pretty interesting!

Sunday - 9 miles (2 mile warm up, 6 miles at half marathon pace, and 1 mile cool down).  I was worried about this run but I met up with a friend and it went pretty well!  The downhill splits hit half marathon pace or a little below and the uphill paces were higher than half marathon pace but that's to be expected.  And we had fun while doing it :)


Here's the plan for this week.

Monday - Rest day
Tuesday - 4 easy miles in the morning
Wednesday - Body Pump
Thursday - Evening speed work (.5 mile warm up, 3 miles at hm pace, .5 mile cool down)
Friday - Strength training
Saturday - 6 miles
Sunday - 10 miles

I'm linking up with with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap.