Surprise! I ran a race yesterday and PRd. But if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might have already known that – because only this morning have I stopped posting about it. 🙂 It was a 10K put on by the Baltimore Road Runners. I’ll do a full recap later this week, but was stoked to PR by over 5 minutes.
Frederick Factoid #4.
I totally slacked this week on Frederick Factoids. Can I take a pass and come back with a new factoid next week?
Last week’s training was kinda screwy because of the weather, but I got it done. I also started to come down with a little cold on Thursday into Friday. Thankfully, my run Friday went okay and whatever it was had subsided by Saturday. It had me worried for a split second.
Sunday – PT, core work, yoga
Body Pump – 30 Day Shred Levels 2 & 3 – Ice Storms from the weekend forcing a late opening at the gym and Brian needed to leave early for work anyway forced my hand. I miss BP. (I totally made it today though!)
Tuesday – Speed Work – The plan was to do 5x800s again. I think I made one a 400 when I wasn’t paying attention. I need to do a better job keeping track of the speeds I’m using on the treadmill. I don’t use the same speed every time, so I should probably do a better job of recording it after the workout. I ended up doing 3.75 miles averaging a 12:10 pace. I was walking in between some of the intervals.
Wednesday – Yoga – Brian had to get to work early again, so I did yoga at home. I found a free 20 minute video on demand. It wasn’t very challenging. I did some additional core work and did my PT exercises. I really would like to find a yoga video that isn’t trying to melt me down…just a straightforward yoga video. Nothing wrong with Jillian, but just want something a little more yoga.
Tempo Run – Snow Day! It was snowing all day so running outside wasn’t going to happen. I did some shoveling and playing though. So there was some calorie burn.
Rest – Tempo – I hit the gym after work so that I could get a few miles in. I ended up getting 3 miles in. I did the first easy and picked up the pace for the 2nd & 3rd. The average pace ended up at 11:54.
Long Run – Rest Day – I signed up for the race on Sunday at the last minute, so this became a “rest” day. I use quotes because we ended up going to the mall and walking around a lot. And anyday home with Charlotte is not rest – and I mean that in the best possible way. 🙂
Total Miles – 6.75 (13.95 if count the race from yesterday)
The next few weeks have me a bit irrationally concerned. I should have run 8 this weekend and I only did 7. Next weekend I have two 5Ks – one Saturday & one Sunday – I should be going for 8-9 miles. Should I try to run another 3 miles at some point next weekend to get a total of 9 done for the weekend or just let be? If I don’t, will it be too much to try and run 9 the following weekend? Kinda makes me regret yesterday’s race because it threw my long run schedule off. I know I’m being ridiculous – but I like to overthink things and ruminate them into the ground.
Would going for 9 miles in two weeks be too much or should I readjust my long run schedule? Can you recommend a good yoga video? How was your weekend?