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Oh boy! With pacing the Garmin Marathon on my back-home trails, I am starting my training for the Hawk 100 this fall (with a couple races sprinkled in)…
I am actually taking this first week a little easier than the plan…which you will see below…but my legs and mind will appreciate a couple of less intense days after the marathon last weekend.
First up in the spring/summer races, the Hospital Hill ReRun – 5K and Half Marathon the first weekend in June! We are 6 weeks away – so this is a short training cycle. Mostly, I am going to work on getting in the hills… Hello, if “hill” is in the name of the race, you should KNOW that there are going to be hills… Register TODAY to save the most! Use the offer code BIBHHR18 for 15% off your choice of race distance!
weekly workouts : week 1 (apr 23)
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : 12+ biking miles (active recovery)
With a morning of traveling 2 hours home, the hubs and I both had the day off from work. Once we got into town and dropped the little one off for 1/2 day of daycare, we hit the road – on our bikes! We headed to Aggieville (a bar/restaurant/shops hub in town) – 2.5 miles. First stop was the bike shop – we were able to leave our bikes there for a little bit while we grabbed some lunch. Once lunch was over, we grabbed our bikes and hit up the linear trail to head home – 10+ miles. Overall, we had a great time! My legs didn’t feel too bad and I got in about the same amount of riding time as I would have if I was running. My legs appreciated the less pounding for sure! My Orange Mud Gear Vest worked out great for all the necessities…and the hubs is looking at using it more often for his rides as well 🙂
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : OFF (recovery)
I planned on running a few miles over my lunch break and then a few more with the group run…but I forgot that I have a lunch call today and I won’t be able to get out during that time…and then family time trumped being away from home. Oh well!
Scheduled : 4am/4pm miles
Actual : OFF (recovery)
Another morning where the snooze button won the battle…and a working lunch…so no run! I am quite alright with not jumping right back into running early this week. the marathon last weekend was a little harder than I thought it would be…so I can totally use a few days of recovery before JUMPING into the next plan 🙂 Maybe tomorrow…
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : 5.5 miles + cardio
FINALLY! Or at least it felt like that…I headed out for a lunch run and enjoyed being out in the sun ♥ Nothing super exciting happened, I slogged home for a letter and then back to work. While it wasn’t an “easy” run, I enjoyed the time to relax and just run.
Scheduled : 4 miles
Actual : 4 morning miles + 4.5 afternoon miles + cardio
I was able to get up and get out this morning! Surprise! I need to embrace the morning runs again and today is the day to start. Plus, the hubs decided to ride his new bike to the gym, then to work today (and then home tonight)…so I needed to be sure to be back in good time. Want your friends and/or family to have a new sense of fitness and purpose? Have them watch the Godspeed documentary on May 22nd – check out the Fathom Events page for listings and tickets! It could change your life…it sure changed ours!
My lack of running this week (as highlighted in my April Runfessions) led me to wanting to also go for a lunch run today. The amazing weather helps push me out the door a little too…
Scheduled : 17 miles
Actual : 10 miles
After some restless sleep, I made it out to the group run
bright dark and early. I was able to get a few miles before the group started, and I am sure glad I did. I just wasn’t feeling it today and I needed to get back in time for the hubs to ride his bike to work. I made a new friend that is running her first half marathon at the local half in a few weeks – I MAY have convinced her to run with me and then push it to the finish – her plan was to start ahead and then fall back…but I might have talked her out of that 🙂 Yay for pacers!
Scheduled : 9 miles
Actual : 16 miles
Since I wasn’t able to get in my full mileage yesterday, I wanted to get it done today. It was not easy or pretty, but it is done…
Some days are easy…other days are not so easy… . With missed alarms, today didn’t start “easy”…but heading to the gym was the easiest decision of the morning. Just filled up my bottles (4 of them – 2 @tailwindnutrition, 1 @nuunhydration, 1 water), grabbed a couple @rungum and @healthwarrior bars, and headed out! . I made it through only a couple intervals (1m run, 0.5 run incline, 0.5 power hike high incline) before making a cop out plan…I would get at least 5 intervals in (when I needed 8). 🤦♀️ . I need to try harder to be “comfortable” with being uncomfortable…my legs were heavy, my feet hurt (new normal), and my will to keep plugging away was dwindling. The hubs messaged me about my plans in interval no.5 and I was very willing to just go home. But him saying “Do your thing. I’ll see you when you get home” gave me a push I needed to hit through the last 3 intervals. Granted, I just ended up running the last 6 miles without changing the incline or speed…but I got it done. . I need more workouts like this to show myself that I can push through those mental and physical barriers… But not TOO MANY MORE 😂😉 . What kept me going throughout? I watched Instagram Stories like it was my job…and that last 6 was watching @billyyangfilms Life In A Day for the 739th time ❤️ Always with my @aftershokz! Save $30 on your Trekz Air purchase with BIBRAVE30 at checkout! #aftershokzbr #ad #bibravepro #bibchat . Training for 100 with some races sprinkled in : @hospitalhillrun #HHRBR #HHR2018 @runrocknroll #RNRChicago #RNRBR #ad
Weekly Miles : 40 running miles + 12 biking miles
HHR mini cycle: 40 miles
100m Training Miles : 40 miles
Annual Miles : 688 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)
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