Monday, March 26, 2012

Week 8 Training

Week Eight for Jess:
Monday: rest
Tuesday: 4 miles easy + yoga
Wednesday: rest  
Thursday: 4 miles easy
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 4 miles easy
total: 12 miles

Week Seven for Jess:
Monday: rest
Tuesday: 2 miles easy + abs  Done!
Wednesday: rest  
Thursday: 6 miles tempo + abs Didn't happen!3 miles/9:15-all I had time for
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 8 miles long run DONE!
total: 16 miles  13 miles

Reflection on last week:
Welp, last week I blew it. I mean not really...but I must have not looked closely at my plan when I typed it up because I completely skipped a run that was scheduled for Friday. I did do yoga though! It seems that my training plan is starting 4 workouts a week instead of 3. I have grown so accustomed to only running 3 days, I didn't even notice! Also, on Thursday I had to rush home and didn't get the full 6 in. Oh well. Yesterday's 8 miler felt like running on anvils. I just couldn't find my rhythm. Maybe it was the 1 year old crying the entire time? My husband finally stopped and carried her the 3 remaining miles, while I pushed big sister. I guess the baby wasn't feelin' the 8 miler either. No matter how you slice it, last week was a tough one!I am glad that this week is a lighter load.

Week 8 for Katie:
Run # 1 - Run 3 miles
Run #2 - Run 4 miles
Run #3 - Run 5 miles

I have to be honest, this week is absolute chaos and I have no idea where I am going to fit in one run let alone three, but I am determined and I am also praying this week's weather is a bit nicer. Also, Jess is coming to town and we plan to get a run in together, yay!

Reflection on last week:
Run #1 - Run 3 miles - Done! Monday on the treadmill
Run #2 - Run 3.5 miles - Done! Wednesday on the treadmill
Run #3 - Run 4.5 miles - Ran 3.5 on Sunday instead
Extras: Did a Jillian Michaels workout video on Friday

This week started out really great and ended kind of crappy. I felt great during my runs on Monday and Wednesday and planned to do my longer run on Saturday but woke up feeling awful and nauseous. I waited throughout the day for it to go away so I could run but it never did. That was discouraging. On Sunday I felt much better and my husband and I took our daughter to the local pool to play. I decided I would run home from the pool after we were done. Perfect! It was 40 degrees and overcast and seemed like decent weather ti run in. Well, I don't know if it was because I had just gotten out of the pool or what but I was absolutely FREEZING my entire run. I didn't bring gloves because I didn't think I needed them and I could hardly move my hands they were so frozen. I swear I did not sweat the whole time. So 3.5 miles in when I was nearing my house, I called it quits. I felt so down on myself about it but I didn't know what else to do. Here's hoping I can at least stick to my miles this week.

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