Is it really Friday afternoon? Normally, I am so much better at posting my weekly workouts at the beginning of the week but this week has been brutal. Work has been killer and I haven’t really wanted to do much of anything when I got home. Last weekend, I survived another runDisney race weekend. Honestly, I almost threw in the towel before the 10k even got started but that is a whole other story that I will save for that race recap. Speaking of race recaps, I am SOOOO behind on those and I should have the rest of my recaps from Marathon Weekend done by the end of next week. (Fingers crossed!)
Besides running in another crazy race challenge, I had a pretty good week. My body continued to cooperate and allowed me to get in a few runs and even some core work. Plus, I was able to fit in a strength training session at the gym. Pretty impressive and pretty dumb at the same time. When will I learn that doing any sort of leg work during the week of a big race is not exactly the smartest thing in the world?
Monday – Easy Run + Core
- 2.40 miles, 33:32 minutes, 13:57 min/mile avg. pace
- Core – 6:00 minutes (2 sets of 12 Side Plank Hip Lifts, 12 Russian Twists, 17 Bicycle Crunches)
Tuesday – Cross Training + Strength Training + Core
- Elliptical – 1.67 miles, 20:00 minutes
- NROLFW – Stage 1, Workout 3B (22 minutes)
- Core – 7:00 minutes (2 sets of 14 Side Plank Hip Lifts, 14 Russian Twists, 18 Bicycle Crunches)
Wednesday – Core
- Core – 7:00 minutes (2 sets of 14 Side Plank Hip Lifts, 14 Russian Twists, 20 Bicycle Crunches)
Thursday – Easy Run
- 2.80 miles, 37:04 minutes, 13:16 min/mile avg. pace
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Enchanted 10k
- 6.21 miles, 1:26:12 (total time), 13:53 min/mile avg. pace
Sunday – Princess Half Marathon
- 13.11 miles, 3:03:33 (total time), 14:00 min/ mile avg. pace, 158 BPM HR
On Monday, my friend was feeling much better so we were able to go for a run after work. We got started a little bit later than we normally like to but we still managed to knock out an easy run. Our pace was not as fast as either of us would have liked but we also weren’t very active the week before. As we continue running together, I think we will both become faster, stronger runners. When I got home, I did another core workout.
On Tuesday afternoon, I left work early for another doctor’s appointment. Thankfully, my doctor’s office is pretty much next door to my gym so I really didn’t have an excuse to not workout. When I got to the gym, I jumped on the elliptical machine for an easy warm up before doing a strength workout. It was probably not the smartest idea for me to do a strength workout that involved doing leg exercises but I really wanted to switch up my workout routine. For some reason, every one at my gym leaves work early and spends their afternoons working out. I felt really awkward at times and decided to do my core workout at home.
Wednesday was a late day at the office so my friend and I postponed our run to Thursday. I wasn’t going to skip out on our second run though especially with the Glass Slipper Challenge over the weekend. Plus I really needed to make sure that I was getting in the mileage to at least come close to my monthly goal. After work on Thursday, my friend and I met up for an easy run. The weather was not on our side though. It was SO cold and windy! I haven’t been that cold since the first race of the Dopey Challenge. We switched up our route to avoid running into the wind, which helped us to run longer and have a better pace.
On Friday afternoon, Pete and I headed over to Orlando to pick up my race packet for the weekend. I considered doing a core workout before going to sleep but I decided not to. I was pretty exhausted and nervous about all the running I was about to do. After a rather restless night, I woke up and ran the Enchanted 10k on Saturday morning. After we all finished, we celebrated with breakfast at the Wilderness Lodge. I was little worried about my mom finishing the race but she did it!
On Sunday morning, I woke up and ran my third Princess Half Marathon to complete the Glass Slipper Challenge. Going into the weekend, I was really hoping to have better finishing times than last year but that just didn’t happen. My 10k time was about 30 seconds slower and my half marathon time was 14 minutes slower. At least my half marathon time was faster than my last two halfs. Hopefully, I will be able to get my times faster this year as I lose the weight and really focus on my running. (Fingers crossed!)
How did your workouts go last week?