Happy Monday! It was a quiet, yet busy weekend. Not sure why it felt so busy, but it did fly by. My first run of training season was on Saturday morning. Then I came home, took Charlotte to gymnastics, and then went to get my hair cut that afternoon. Sunday I did a quick 2-mile run with my cousin (still sore from the day before), went to the pool, then crashed on the couch late in the afternoon. Charlotte was insane yesterday, hence why I probably felt like I was so busy.
I did have a good week of workouts so here you go:
7/6 – PT & core – my usual routine of all manners of leg lifts along with some sets of the plank exercises I did during my plank challenge.
7/7 – 3 miles – this was just a plain old vanilla run. I had thought it was going to be rainy and gloomy, but the sky actually cleared up a bit by the time I got outside.
7/8 – unintentional rest day – I was just to tired to get up.
7/9 – hills, 2.02 miles – I should have run a little bit after finishing the last one, but I was running on the mini hill in front of my building and after my last sprint, I decided against it. Next time I’ll remember that I can’t do them in front of my house. I did a mile warm up and then did 6 x 30 second sprints up the hill…some were 29. I was pretty consistent with my sprints though, even negative splitting.
7/10 – PT, arms, core, stretching & rolling – I wanted to make up for my rest day on Wednesday, but not go too crazy since I had a long run scheduled the next morning, so I did some PT and some bicep, tricep, & shoulder work with dumbbells. I did a few sets of planks and then did a lot of stretching and spent some time snuggling my foam roller. My legs were feeling tight, particularly my glutes, hams, and calves (thanks hills) so I wanted to get them loose for Saturday.
7/11 – 4.52 miles – Six miles was the plan. We met at the Charm City Run store and I met up with my pals from last summer. Three of us had wanted to do six, the other has not been running and was only going to do three. So I decided to take the 3 miler with her, then turn around and go back out to get my six. While running and chatting though, I convinced her to run the big loop with me again and hopefully that would put us at 5. She was game and we did that and finished up at the store…I was a little disappointed though that it only turned out to be 4.5. I’m not going to sweat about the mileage today – I have 14 weeks to get to where I need to be for Baltimore in October.
7/12 – 2 Miles – My cousin had texted me Saturday asking if I was up for a run. She’s just coming off a minor back injury and hasn’t been running so she was up for as little or as much as I wanted. Since I was still beating myself up over the missed miles from the day before I figured a quickie 2 miler would be okay. So we met up on the trail and did our 2 miles. Then we ended up walking and chatting another mile.
Total Miles – 11.54
So now I’m officially in Baltimore Half Training! Tomorrow is my 2 mile time trial to set my paces for the season. This is an all out 2 miles that we will then plug into McMillan to get our training paces for the season for both long runs and the track. I really want to get my paces down and understand pacing. I’ve mentioned before that I run everything the same and my overall goals for the Baltimore Half this year is to get my pacing right so I can run a strong race. My short term goal for Tuesday? Just to run it faster than I did last year.
How was your weekend? How is your training going?