A sixty hour work week does not allow for much of anything except eating, sleeping, and working … of course. Last week was a brutal one at the office. I have not been neglecting my race recaps intentionally. I just haven’t been able to work on them. Getting back in the groove of this whole blogging thing is proving to be a little bit more difficult than I expected it to be. Fingers crossed that I can actually figure it out sooner rather than later.
When I say that I didn’t do much of anything except eat, sleep, and work, I am telling the truth. Last week was the second week post Dopey Challenge so I should have been getting back to a regular workout schedule and working on increasing my mileage for next month’s Glass Slipper Challenge. That didn’t happen. I was barely able to keep up my running streak and only made to half of the barre classes that I was originally signed up for. Getting back into the swing of things has been a serious struggle for me in the last few weeks. So much so, that I am actually afraid to go on our honeymoon due to the pile of work that I will most definitely be returning to. The talk around the office about new projects and upcoming deadlines is certainly not encouraging.
Overall, my workouts last week were not terrible but they also weren’t what I was hoping for. My next big race weekend is coming up at the end of next weekend and I really need to start ramping up my mileage again. In order to achieve my goals this year, I need to figure out a way to actually log all of the miles on my training plan. Running faster means that I actually need to run faster. The only way to really do that is to get out there and run. Log miles and focus on my pace. My big problem with logging the miles has been that I am not running in the morning as much anymore. For a few weeks, I was really rocking the morning runner thing and it was working for me. Unfortunately, I fell off of that wagon shortly after our wedding and I haven’t been able to get back on. That is something that I really want to work on in the next few weeks.
Monday – Barre Class + Easy Run
- Mixed Level Class (Pretzel)
- 1.08 miles, 15:01 minutes, 13:55 min/mile avg. pace
Tuesday – Speed Work
- 2.58 miles, 30:01 minutes, 11:38 min/mile avg. pace
Wednesday – Easy Run
- 1.11 miles, 15:01 minutes, 13:30 min/mile avg. pace
Thursday – Speed Work + Barre Class
- 2.58 miles, 30:01 minutes, 11:37 min/mile avg. pace
- Mixed Level Class (Standing Seat)
Friday – Barre Class + Easy Run
- Bar Express Class (Arabesque)
- 1.16 miles, 15:02 minutes, 13:00 min/mile avg. pace
Saturday – Easy Run
- 1.09 miles, 15:02 minutes, 13:49 min/mile avg. pace
Sunday – Easy Run
- 1.18 miles, 15:01 minutes, 12:44 min/mile avg. pace
- Running – 10.66 miles, 2:15:10 (total time), 12:41 min/mile avg. pace
- Cross Training – 3 classes
How did your workouts go last week?