Happy Monday and back to reality! This weekend was super relaxing, and I finally knocked off a double digit run. More on that later. Anyways, a quick recap of the excitement of the weekend —> wedding planning with my friend Casey (who gets married on FRIDAY), visiting Hamilton Pool (more on this on Friday!) and eating some delish BBQ.
Also, this might have happened:
This is the one marathon that I keep saying I’m done running, and then I see the lottery opens, andddd I want to run it again. I feel like I kinda have unfinished business after 2014 with the crazy windy weather. I don’t think I’d be upset if I didn’t get in, but it would be pretty awesome to return to NYC for the marathon!
I also spent some time watching more Parks and Rec… I only have a few seasons left, and I’m going to be sad when there aren’t any more to watch! Although, I really feel like I need to re-watch the series because I’m sure I missed some gems.
Recapping last week’s workouts
I love my new tradition of recapping last week’s workouts on the blog! I did it once upon a time ago when I was training for I think the Santa Rosa Marathon, but I like putting it back on here because I feel like it helps me stay accountable. So, here you go! Last week’s workouts:
Rest day! After a pretty good distance run the day before on Saturday, my body was ready for a break. I did have fun going out to cheer on the marathon, though!
Orangetheory Fitness! I had the day off, so it was super nice to get the workout done at 10 a.m. instead of waiting until the evening. It was a TOUGH workout and I was super sore on Tuesday… but if you’re not sore, are you making muscles?
I overslept in the AM so I left work a little early to hit the road and knock out 5 miles. It was a little toasty, but the sunshine felt good (yay Vitamin D!). And, this is the longest mid-week run that I’ve done in awhile so it felt good to up the mileage a little bit.
Three miles! I left it as an easy run and didn’t push myself too hard. It was a little humid, I’m not ready for the Texas summer weather yet (for running that is!).
Orangetheory Fitness! It was an endurance day so it wasn’t too killer on my legs during the run, but those arms? Womp womp. Burning up a storm before class even ended. See Monday for my feelings on this.
Quick three miles in the AM, focused on going at a faster pace (although I wouldn’t technically call it tempo speed). My legs felt really happy and it felt great to get in the zone a little bit more instead of just plodding along like I feel like I’ve been doing. I probably won’t start any formal speedwork until I get into marathon training in the next few weeks, though.
I hit up the trail in Austin and did the 10 mile loop that I love so much. My quads were sore and a little tired, so it didn’t feel good until I got to mile 3, and after that it felt pretty awesome until I hit 7.5 or so and my body wanted to be done. Definitely glad I pushed it through, and super happy with my pace! Once I get into marathon training, this pace will be far too fast for a long run. I like to keep it at about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes slower than my goal marathon pace. (I talked about it more in THIS post.)
21 total miles, plus 2 OTF workouts (approximately 2.5-3 miles run in each one).
I am super happy with last week’s workouts and feel like I am finally kicking it into gear. Just what I need after taking a few too many weeks off during the holiday season.
What was your favorite part of your weekend?
Workout recap –> how were your workouts last week? Anyone marathon training? What are you training for?
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