weekly recap / June 6-12

A bit late!  Here we go … had a few blips which made my mileage slightly less, but still a solid week … biggest lacking area was I really didn’t do much non running training.

44.4 miles

Monday
train wreck of a day in running terms (thank goodness running terms aren’t the only terms of a day) – alarm didn’t go off Monday morning (MAD FACE) –
so did 30 min cardio extreme 

3.1 miles, 26:34, 8:43 pace – ran after dinner – my neighbor brought down some of his INCREDIBLE chocolate chip cookies and let’s just say 2 of them was a BADBADBADBAD idea – thought I was going to YAK. Walked 1/2 mile home. SO much for 6 miles :(

Tuesday
early morning – 6 miles, 47:57, 7:59 pace
evening – 4 miles, 32:46, 8:11 pace – felt surprisingly good, ran mostly on soft surfaces :)

Wednesday
my birthday run!!!
5.27 miles, 42:09, 8:00 pace – tired legs! 

Thursday
planned on an afternoon run, but I was EXHAUSTED.  Opted to skip the run.

Friday
8.08 miles, 1:04:32, 8:00 pace – resting yesterday proved to be a wise choice – felt SOOO much better today!

Saturday
18 miles, 2:24:12, 8:01 pace
such a solid long run! Right hamstring definitely sore though

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weekly recap / May 30 – June 5

The miles added up last week – and it felt so good! I think I like doubles ;)

52.2 miles

Monday
6.17 miles, 52:29, 8:31 pace
ran the Pipeline Trail BIG hills – slow on the ups, legs tired from the weekend

Tuesday
A.M. – 7.65 miles, 1:00:00, 7:51 pace
on the ‘mill – 20 minutes easy (8:47 average), 20 minutes moderate (7:42 pace), 20 minutes hard (7:14 pace)
CXworx (TONS of planks!!!)

P.M. – 3.66 miles, 30:22, 8:18 pace
felt better than I thought I would

Wednesday
5.11 miles, 41:10, 8:04 pace

Thursday
hot yoga in the a.m.
P.M. – 6.15 miles, 45:13, 7:22 pace
6 miles tempo – 7:19 pace

Friday
8 miles, 1:04:55, 8:07 pace

Saturday
15.43 miles, 2:06:22, 8:12 pace

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doubles

Training for this Ragnar Ultra (6 person team instead of 12 person) I am planning to run a few weeks of doubles, and/or evening run followed up a morning run.  I’ve signed up for the Seattle Half Marathon on June 18 so I won’t do doubles that week (I’m not going to taper, just back off to more normal).  So that leaves 3-4 weeks for doubles before I start tapering.

I ran a tempo run on the treadmill yesterday morning and then an easy run yesterday evening, and ran again this morning.  I plan to run tomorrow afternoon/evening and then again Friday morning.

I am very much taking it 1 week at a time, as well as having to balance all the end of the school year activities for my family.  So we’ll see what next week holds :)

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weekly recap / May 23-29

38.7 miles total
running 5 days a week instead of 6 seems to be working well for me – mentally and physically that extra day not running has been good

Monday
4.23 miles, 36:10, 8:34 pace
my tummy was SCREAMING mad at me from the pizza, etc I ate the day before – I need to write a post soon on what I am figuring out with my temperamental tummy – so cut the planned 6 miles short to avoid disaster
60 minute Body Pump at the gym

Tuesday
7.67 miles, 1:00:13, 7:52 pace

Wednesday
6.09 miles, 49:46, 8:11 pace

Thursday
75 minute hot yoga

Friday
8.58 miles, 1:08:42, 8:01 pace
longer than normal Friday run to have more tired legs for Saturdays run – prepin for Ragnar!! :) also ran more hills than normal

Saturday
12.13 miles,1:38:39, 8:08 pace
legs were definitely feeling it on the HILLS! 

Sunday
rest :)

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weekly recap / May 16-22

42 miles for the week

Monday
6 miles, 51:25, 8:32 pace
my back was KILLING me as I ran – on my left side, into my hip and down my leg. It loosened a bit as I ran but not much. Scrapped plans for PLYO. By bed time it was BAD :(

Tuesday
back definitely better than yesterday – rolling on tennis balls seemed to help!!
6.2 miles, 50:05, 7:47 pace

Wednesday
6.2 miles, 48:48, 7:53 pace
last .4 miles ran HARD
10 minute core workout

Thursday
Body Attack class – 60 minutes of jumping, coordination, core, etc – killer awesome workout!

Friday
5.13 miles, 41:22, 8:04 pace
body tired/sore from yesterday!

Saturday
18.2 miles, 2:34:24, 8:29 pace
16.2 miles was on railroad grade downhill, which is just so slight that you don’t notice. Clicked off 7:40s and 7:50s and felt great! Last 2 miles dropped 1000 feet on single track trails, so pace was erratic and slower.  Quads were jello by the end but GREAT run!! And afterwards, I’ve never felt so great after 18 miles!

Sunday
rest day

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weekly recap / May 9-15

Last week was a solid week! – 41.2 miles

Monday
6.05 miles, 50:18, 8:19 pace
BodyPump* at the gym

Tuesday
8 miles, 1:01:46, 7:43 pace
(it sure is easier to run a bit faster at 9am not 5am and on a flat trail not our hilly neighborhood!)
CxWorx** core class at the gym

Wednesday
4.1 miles, 34:29, 8:24 pace

Thursday
8 miles, 1:03:44, 7:57 pace
(great run for 5am in the ‘hood!)
75 minute hot yoga
(it was 106 in the yoga studio – I was struggling! 8 miles + yoga may have been a bit much in 1 day!)

Friday
off – had a doc appt that I had to fast for, so took the day off :)

Saturday
15 miles, 2:07:19, 8:30 pace
gravel roads and trails, lots of hills

*BodyPump is a 60 minute weights class
**CxWorx is a 30 minute core class that focuses on abs, quads and glutes

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what’s next

Boston 2016 in the books, so now what?!  July 15-16, I am running Ragnar Northwest Passage as part of an all female ultra team (meaning there are 6 of us instead of the typical 12). I’ve never done a Ragnar (or any relay for that matter) and am super excited – and also slightly terrified!!  I’ll be running about 33 miles total, split between 3 legs.  It’s a team of strong runners. Should be fun and crazy!

While marathon training, I have sought to have rested legs for key workouts (speed and long runs). My whole goal with training for Ragnar is to have my legs used to running when they already feel spent.  The more I’ve thought about this, the more I wonder is this is how I should also approach marathon training???  I am going to continue keeping detailed training summaries so I can track how I am responding to this type of training.  I am also being as consistent as possible with weight training and hot yoga.

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