spring training | Endure Strong w2

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This week felt pretty great overall!

I am starting week 2 (week 4 in the plan) of my 6 weeks working with the team at Endure Strong. I was able to get in most of my workouts and felt good with a longer training run over the weekend.

So far, I am very pleased with the Endure Strong training plan and the team is quick to answer any questions I have about training and overall health as my pregnancy progresses in this training cycle.

As you WELL know, I have some running plans for this spring and then in the fall… I am not in complete control of my body – but here is what is on the calendar to this point :

  • Garmin Half Marathon (4/13/19) CHECK!
  • Bill Snyder Highway Half (5/25/19) – pace the 3:00 finishers; I was given a little grace on my finishing time by the Smart Pacing coach, as I will act more as the course sweep than the 3:00 pacer
  • Hospital Hill (6/2/19) – run with me, any distance really, and save with the discount code BIBRAVE19 – good for 10% off!
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  • Kansas City Marathon (10/20/19) – run with me, any distance really, and save with the discount code BIBRAVE2019KCM – good for 15% off!
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With the help of the Endure Strong team, I am hoping to run as long as I can through this pregnancy and get back into some miles soon after! Let’s see how this week went!

spring training | new plan w2

Scheduled : 3 mile easy run
Actual : 2 miles walk — After a long Sunday tracking the hubs around town, I didn’t sleep well and we drove back home EARLY Monday morning. I was a zombie and didn’t feel that great — so I went for a nice walk over lunch rather than a run.

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Scheduled : 6x1km @ tempo pace, 60sec rest (+1 mile for warm up / cool down)
Actual : 0.25mi warm up, 5x1km @ tempo; 60sec rest; cool down after the run was over (4 miles total)

I am not one to “enjoy” challenging elements, but I set out for a run between storms…but was hit with instant misty skies (wet from the start) and rain later in the intervals. I would have finished all 6 intervals if it weren’t for the thunder (couldn’t see the lightning in the clouds)…and within a minute of coming in the building, the sky opened up! Good timing…

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Scheduled : 2 mile easy run
Actual : 2 miles easy + walk home — The pup had a lot of energy today and the tugging and pulling didn’t feel that great. So I walked more of the second mile than I would have liked, but walking kept her a little more chill than trying to pull me down the sidewalk…

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Scheduled : 3×1200 meter @ 5K or 10K pace; 1-1 recovery (+2 miles for warm up / cool down)
Actual : 0.5m warm-up; 3x1200m @ 5K/10K pace; 1-1 recovery between; cool down walk home

When my alarm went off, there was rain in the area…so I set my wake up time back 30 minutes or so. When I did get up, the rain was gone and I had a plan! Take the pup for the warm-up and first interval (a loop that I could make work well!) and then finish my workout solo.

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It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly! I ended up feeding all of the ankle biters (2 cats, 1 tired pup) during that first “recovery” time before setting out for the remainder of my intervals.

I was very pleased with my overall effort for the workout! Very thankful for the Endure Strong training plan and guidance where necessary from the team!

Scheduled : 3 mile easy run
Actual : 3 miles — Morning thunderstorms kept me in, but with temps topping out in the lower 60s, I wasn’t opposed to getting out for an “easy” 3 miles over lunch. But running later in the day is tough…I think I ate too soon before my run and I just felt yucky…

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Scheduled : 10km long run (or more as wanted/needed)
Actual : 1 mile — Through talking with the Endure Strong team about my upcoming races, I was told to bump up my long runs in preparation for my pacing gig at the Bill Snyder Highway Half. I wanted to take advantage of this today…

But the BEST plans don’t always happen. Little man wasn’t feeling well in the middle of the night…so I was Dr. Mom and knew that we both were going to need the extra sleep in the morning. So I opted to stay home and move my long run to Sunday. The pup and I were able to get out for a mile in the afternoon #runstreakaliveandwell

I did it for the #runstreak — Are you Streaking with the BibRave Run Streak on Strava?? You totally should join in!

Scheduled : “rest”
Actual : 11.5 miles — After a great week of workouts, today is my “rest” day. But due to yesterday’s moved run, it is REALLY my long run day!

I was sure to have bathrooms to use along the way, but not enough… Around mile 10ish, I needed bathroom stop #3 and didn’t have any in sight. So I opted to walk the last mile+ back home rather than run in bladder pain (or feel like I was going to pee myself with every stride). Good thing my upcoming race has MANY bathroom stops… #silverlining


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 How did your training week go?
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8 thoughts on “spring training | Endure Strong w2

  1. great week! though it wasn’t exactly the way the schedule said you still made it work AND listened to your body at the same time! both interval runs in particular sound like you smashed it!

    I’m not training unfortunately – still on the bench!

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  2. Great job keeping things flexible in terms of the weather and your schedule. Always fun, huh! Thanks for linking with us!! Be sure to take some time to read/comment on some of the other linked blogs ;- )

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  3. Glad you are enjoying working with Endure Strong!

    I signed up for the Garmin Half Marathon for next year. I heard it is a hilly course. I am also running the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon in March so I need to make sure I train on hills for those two races.

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