Two Speedwork Days in a Week!

This weekend I relaxed and recharged my batteries. I’m feeling good about the upcoming work week and about running!

I got in a great 7-miler on Saturday and I didn’t feel any hip soreness on Sunday πŸ™‚ YAY!

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Adam caught me grinning while stretching after 7 miles πŸ˜‰

My running coach agreed with all of you guys that I should sign up for The Double Run.Β However, due to a change of non-running plans I might be out of town that weekend.

I’m going to spend the next few weeks training as-if I were definitely going to do The Double Run, and if I don’t end up able to go … oh well. At least it will help me focus on doing real speed work, which is ultimately the goal whether I do the Double or not.

My coach put in two speed work days this upcoming week, which is a first for me. I usually only do one day. Hopefully I survive : )

She has also asked me to start doing yoga at least one day a week. ALL of the local yoga classes in my area are already done by the time I get home from work, so I’m going to just do some videos on my own.Β Do you have any suggestions for good beginner yoga videos?Β 

I’m looking forward to a good week of running and trying yoga.

And before I leave, I just have to say that the obsession with frozen yogurt has reached ridiculous heights. I actually saw this at the grocery store yesterday:

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A cooling frozen yogurt body wash “with yogurt protein” … so much WTF going on here.Β I love froyo as much as the next 20-something female but this is just overboard!

Alrighty, hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday rocks!

If you have any yoga videos you love, please leave me a link : )Β 

Do you ever do speed work more than 1 day a week?

14 comments

  1. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I usually only do speedwork once a week…I read on Runner’s World that speedwork is like the #1 way runners get injured, so I’m always scared to do it more than that. But I’m sure your coach knows what she’s doing and you’re going to get SUPER fast!!!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Yes, me too! I think it’ll be okay though because the second day consists of only doing a few fast strides inside of a normal 4-miler. We’ll see! She said to let her know how I felt and we could adjust.

  2. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Oh GOD the fro yo lotion. I am so sick of everyone going ape shit over fro you. I am determined to NEVER EVER try it (that’s right, never had it) simply to be contrary. (Did I ever tell you I’m stubborn!?)
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Haha! My aunt actually owned two frozen yogurt shops when I was growing up, so I’ve been on the froyo bandwagon for years … way before it became cool πŸ˜‰ Eating peanut butter froyo brings back all kinds of happy childhood memories for me… but the craze today is out of control!

  3. cheryl

    I just started doing yoga, and I use the “Essential Yoga for Runners” from the Runner’s World website. I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but I can tell you I can definitely feel it! I am pretty tired the day after, but it really gives you a good stretch!

    Good luck with your training!

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you! I just Google’d the runner’s world videos and they look perfect!

  4. The Running Schlub

    I use to do speed work 2 times a week. I think that is where a lot of my ITB pain started. Using the track as much as I was and the aggressive milage increase really set me back. But I will recommend speed work to anyone, that training really helps decrease running times.

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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I have definitely heard that too much speedwork can lead to injury. My coach really has me doing one speedwork day + one semi-speedwork day. It’s just a four-miler with some fast strides inside. We’ll see how it goes!

  5. Dana

    Good luck with the speed work! I’m sure you’ll kill it πŸ™‚ I’ve heard YogaGlo is amazing, and they have a free trial but after that it’s like $20 a month. If you just want free videos, Tara Stiles has a channel on youtube πŸ™‚

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Hey Dana! Thanks for the tips on the Tanya Stiles videos. I’ve heard good things about her and will definitely give them a try!

  6. Jennifer

    I like the Baron Baptiste yoga dvds…I got them pretty cheap on ebay. They’re also less than a half hour so time doesn’t drag too much πŸ™‚
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Oh nice! I don’t think my body can handle more than 30 minutes of yoga anyway πŸ™‚

  7. Karen

    Speed work is kicking my rear lately. I need rest even after a 5K if I run it quick enough lol I think you will do great with it! Fro yo is just an excuse for me to eat coconut, fruit, nuts, and those little cheesecake bite things lol I put barely put a squirt in the cup and pile in all the toppings. I am afraid of some Yoga poses, I am just not very coordinated, but it’s good to be flexible πŸ™‚ Keep us posted!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Haha I am the opposite. The only froyo I really like is peanut butter and it’s soooo good on it’s own that I don’t put any toppings on it at all πŸ˜€

      There was one pose in the RW video I did that I skipped completely without trying. I looked at the instructor and thought “wow good for you, but it’s not for me!”

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