Bring on the taper weeks! Last weekend’s 20 miler really took it out of me…and I needed a little extra love with my CTM Band the beginning of this week.
While this training cycle is winding down, I have a lot going on the rest of this year! This training time between my previous 50K run and the big 100M training cycle will have several races. This cycle is focused on the Garmin Marathon where I will be pacing the 5:30 runners!
Be sure to check out the Godspeed documentary I posted about last week…this movie will MAKE you want to get moving and do something EPIC! I cannot wait to see it in a full theater on May 22nd ♥
weekly workouts : week 6 (apr 2)
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF + evening cardio
While I had a SLIGHT pull to want to make up the missed miles from yesterday, I decided against it. Save my energy…or something like that. Plus, it is a little on the chilly side today, and that can help me stay inside for sure!
Scheduled : 5 miles
Actual : 2 quick miles + evening cardio
A BRISK 20-degree morning run didn’t suit my fancy…and a busy work day kept me at my desk. I was able to get away for a couple miles around the block and that felt great! Too bad it was a little too far on the chilly, windy side after work for little man and I to go for a walk…
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : 5 interval miles + evening cardio recovery
Another cold morning…and warm sheets ♥ I packed up my lunch run bag for an afternoon jaunt. It still isn’t too “warm” (45 degrees)…but better than the temps to start the day!
I was able to keep warm-ish by turning my lunch run into a mild-to-tough interval workout. I didn’t push the pace too much, but enough to get some good leg turnover. Felt great! Minus the encounter with a pack of small dogs – they were hanging out in the front yard where the side yard chain link fence was slightly open – so I put them back. Hopefully that was their yard – or someone has some new pups…better than being hit by a car.
Also, I was able to get a good, hardish workout in my FlipBelt Crops. I don’t know if it was the way I washed them or laid them out to dry, but they didn’t feel as tight to my body as they did in last week’s runs (even the 20 miler last Saturday). I am going to try and wash them a little differently this time and see if that helps. If not, I might have just ordered a size too big…
Scheduled : 5 miles
Actual : 6 easy paced miles + 3 lunch errand miles + 1 mile pup/kid walk + evening cardio
Since I fell short of my 6 mile run yesterday, I decided to switch days and run an easy 6 this morning. The start in the 40s was a nice change for this week…the cold, cold temps can go away for a while…
On another note, this was the first (and second) run where I started testing the Orange Mud Gear Vest as a BibRave Pro! From first glance (check out my saved Instagram Highlights), the pack feels sturdy and breathable with lots of pockets and a 1L bladder. With 2L of storage space, this pack can accomodate for some fun adventures (including running lunch errands)!
I will be using it for the next several weeks on most of my runs for testing purposes (and beyond for sure!!). If you are interested in purchasing from Orange Mud, use the code BRGV15 for 15% off! ♥
Scheduled : 2 miles
Actual : 2 miles
A cold, cold day that I didn’t want to get outside for…but I did anyway! I was going to run another errand today, but it would have been twice the miles (4 miles…not toooooo far) and cooooooooold. So I drove to my errand and then ran around the park a couple times. Done and done.
Scheduled : 12 miles
Actual : 6 miles
I was NOT looking forward to this run…not in the least! It is going to be legit winter again…and I don’t like winter!
The real feel temp is like 10 degrees fahrenheit – too cold! I was able to gut out one loop of the group run route even though I planned on two…I just wasn’t feeling it! I am not sure what it is…maybe the cold taking my motivation from me…
Scheduled : 4 miles
Actual : OFF
No morning run. No afternoon run. No evening run… Well…shoot.
Weekly Miles : 25 miles + 5 cardio workouts
Training Miles : 244 miles
Annual Miles : 585 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Tuesday- 4 miles
Wednesday- 5 miles
Thursday- 4 miles
Saturday- 8 miles
Sunday- 3 miles
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