Wow what a difference a week can make when you put in the effort to really change your mindset. This week's training went really well. I got in all my runs, all my cross training and strength training, but I did end up skipping the yoga. I just flat out ran out of time when I was getting home from work and hour or more late almost every night this week. The biggest bright spot was how I did at the Wearin' the Green 7K; in short, I crushed the shit out of it. My knee held up and my legs felt good and strong. I'll be posting a race recap soon, but I will say I finished 24th overall and 4th in my age group!
Here is how my week broke down:
Monday: I had 6 miles at my half marathon race pace. I finished with a per mile avg. of 8:44 and despite feeling a little tired at the end, I was quite happy with how the run went.
Tuesday: This was suppose to be cross train day, but I was really tired from yesterday so I decided to make today my rest day and do today's workouts tomorrow.
Wednesday: I got up early and headed to the gym to get my cross training and strength training done. I decided to use the sit down version of the elliptical because I feel like I can get things moving faster and really get my heart rate up. I had enough time to get all but one strength exercise done which I was able to get to after work. Yoga ended up being a casualty in today's battle.
Thursday: Today was my day off and I had a lot to get to. I had a doctor's appointment for my yearly check up and blood work. I also had a appointment for my car in the late afternoon so I fit my long run in around 1:00 when it was a little warmer out. My legs were tired from my strength training yesterday, but I managed to get through it.
Friday: I had yoga and my 20 minute recovery run on tap. I slept in and extra 20 minutes and then headed to the gym to run the track since it was still pretty cold out. I could have fit in my yoga if I didn't sleep in, but I thought I could get to it after work. I had to stay almost and hour and a half past my normal time at work so by the time I got home I had enough time to eat and go to bed.
Saturday: When I got up in the morning it was still pretty cold and I knew it was going to get into the 50s later in the day, so I chose to wait till after work to run. I had a tempo run that I ended up not reading my plan correctly and shorted myself a little. I was suppose to run a mile warm up then do 20 minutes at 9:15 pace followed by another mile for a cool down. Well I did a half mile warm up, 20 minutes at pace and finished with a half mile cool down.
Sunday: Today's workout was to do hills and speed work, but I figured running a 7K at a fast pace would be just fine, plus I really wanted to get out and run a race event. This was the first one since the marathon in October. I also have strength training to get done as well, so I am gonna quit typing and get to it.