It has quite a few weeks since my last weekly workouts update and quite honestly it has been a few weeks since I had a decent workout (or did any sort of sweating at all). After we got home from Chicago, I let work and everything else get in the way of my marathon training, Not such a smart idea but I did it to myself. Thankfully, I still have about 12 weeks to go before the Space Coast Marathon so I can get back on track.
Last week, my workouts went pretty well. Since I missed a few weeks of workouts, I really wanted to make sure that I focused on getting my running back in order. In the coming weeks, I am planning to add strength training back in to my routine but for right now running needs to be my focus. I am pretty pleased with how my running workouts went last week.
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Tempo Run
- 3.02 miles, 41:32 minutes, 13:43 min/mile avg. pace, 151 BPM HR
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Easy Run
- 4.03 miles, 57:57 minutes, 14:24 min/mile avg. pace
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Easy Run
- 2.00 miles, 28:28 minutes, 14:14 min/mile avg. pace, 129 BPM HR
Sunday – Hooters 10k
- Hooters 10k – 6.21 miles, 1:22:23 (total time), 13:15 min/mile avg. pace, 160 BPM HR
On Tuesday after work, Pete and I met at the gym for a workout. Speed work intimidates me to no end so I was not exactly thrilled about doing a tempo run. I think I dreaded it all day long at work. I am always so afraid that I am going to injure myself when I add speed work into a training plan. I usually avoid speed work at all costs but I didn’t want to do that this training cycle. My training plan called for a 3 mile tempo run, including a 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down. I was surprised that it actually wasn’t too bad for my first speed work session of this training cycle.
Pete and I considered going to the gym on Wednesday but we decided that needed to ease back into our gym routine. Besides, he totally over did it with the resistance band while stretching on Tuesday. On Thursday, we went back to the gym for another workout. My training plan called for a 4 mile easy run and that is exactly what I did. I struggled a bit with this run, which had a lot to do with the fact that my running has been non-existent for the past few weeks. Before my unplanned break, I was able to run a 4 mile easy run without taking any walk breaks. About half a mile into this run, I realized that I was going to need to do my run-walk intervals to finish this run.
On Saturday, my training plan called for a two mile super easy shakeout run. Even though I struggled with my easy run on Thursday, I was able to run the entire two miles without taking a walk break. Afterwards, I met with my parents to discuss wedding stuff and my dad helped me set up our wedding website. We don’t have a venue yet but we do have a website! It is still a huge work in work progress but at least I have something checked off of my to do list. Oh and apparently, Pete has finally realized that this is totally happening now that we have a website. (You might be engaged to a blogger if …)
On Sunday morning, I ran the Hooters 10k in Clearwater as part of the American Running Company’s race series. I think that my body was a little warn out from all of the extra running that I did this week because there were moments during the race that I struggled. It was a little disheartening since I felt like I rocked the Chicago 10k last month. I guess that is what I get for taking two weeks off of running. My training plan actually called for 9 miles on Sunday but I decided not to do the extra 3 miles and give my body a bit of a break.
How did your workouts go last week?