Monday, March 19, 2012

Week 7 Training

Week Seven for Jess:
Monday: rest
Tuesday: 2 miles easy + abs
Wednesday: rest  
Thursday: 6 miles tempo + abs (warm, 4 miles @ 10, cool)
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 8 miles long run
total: 16 miles

Week Six for Jess:

Monday: rest
Tuesday: 2 miles easy + abs DONE!
Wednesday: rest  
Thursday: 4 miles tempo + abs DONE!
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 9.3 aka SHAMROCK!!! DONE!(recap coming tomorrow)
total: 15.3 miles

This week was one of those weeks where everything went according to plan. That is always a reason for celebration! Weather has been bizarre here. Rain/snow/sun/wind. No thanks!But I didn't let that stop me from getting my mileage in. Tuesday's run was at the gym and Thursdays was in the rain, up hill, powering out my last run before the big race. I can't wait to recap the Shamrock, it was a blast and went better than I could have hoped. Hope you had a great week too!


Week 7 for Katie:
Run #1 - Run 3 miles
Run #2 - Run 3.5 miles
Run #3 - Run 4.5 miles

Reflection on Week 6:
"Okay, since week 5 didn't exactly happen for me (see below), week 6 is going to be pretty weak. I feel like I am falling way behind Jess at this point in time, but I am trying to be smart. Therefore, I plan to start this week out slow with a 2 or 2.5 miler (depending on how the hammy feels) and increasing to 3.5 and then 4.5 throughout the week. I know I am taking a step backwards here but if this week goes well, then I plan to increase my miles a bit quicker after this. I need to be icing my hamstring daily as I remember what a huge difference this made with my hammy last time."

I took it easy this week and tried to just listen to my body. My runs were as follows:
Monday - Ran 2 miles (treadmill)
Wednesday - Ran 3 miles (treadmill)
Friday - Hiked 2.5 miles 
Saturday - Ran 3.5 miles

The hike was really nice because it was mostly uphill and it was a time to get out with my family! I feel happy with this week even though I did not run as far as I had hoped. I know as the weather starts to turn more "Springy" that my motivation to run will increase. 2 months until the half marathon!


1 comment:

  1. Great job this week! Our weather has been really wild too! Rain, snow, hail and even a bit of sun. Makes it hard to plan!