Weekly Rundown: 001 – Recovering from my 13.1 season
Happy Sunday! This year I was supposed to be doing a Sunday “new apartment” blog series but as life has gotten progressively more hectic as we transition out of the holidays I admittedly haven’t done much in the way of decorating!
I’m temporarily replacing that series with a “Weekly Rundown” series where I’ll share my workouts and runs from the previous week! I’ll include more specific running details here than I do during my weekday posts so this will read like a workout log with a few personal details thrown in.
Mon – Upper Body Strength + Core
My head was spinning thanks to a sinus headache that just would not go away. Our weather has been bouncing around like crazy and it’s wrecking havok on my allergies and sinuses. Did a quick upper body strength workout and then Lauren’s 10-minute plank sequence with a couple of modifications.
Tues – Beach Run (4 miles, 55:45, 13:56/mi, 77*F)
My legs were feeling a big tight and sore from the race on Sunday and my core was feeling worked over from Monday’s planks, so I took a short run down to the beach. It was warm but breezy which felt really great. I incorporated nice and easy walking breaks using 2 min run, 1 min walk intervals.
Wed – Beach Run (3 miles, 41:23, 13:47/mi, 64*F)
Weather really cooled down by the evening when I went out for my run. At first my calves felt tight, but they warmed up by mile two. I was tempted to go for another couple of miles since I had a little extra time and lots of energy, but I decided to stick to my coach’s schedule since it never fails me. Went with yesterday’s easy 2/1 intervals again. Caught up on Better Call Saul episodes with Adam on the couch and was in bed by 11:15pm.
Thurs – Lower Body Strength
Not much to say about this workout, it was pretty standard. Wall-sits were a killer just like always! Caught up on some missed TV episodes with Adam after – Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Workaholics.
Friday – Rest
I was planning to run 3-4 miles this day, but ended up taking a total rest day. What’s the point of being in a reset period if you don’t take full advantage of it, right? Instead I watched reruns of Seinfeld and painted my nails. I’m really loving the Fashion Playground color by Essie! It was a very exciting Friday night.
Saturday – Upper Body/Core + Beach Run (4 miles, 53:40, 13:25/mi, 72*)
Started in the gym with an upper body strength and core routine. Added in assisted pull-ups for the first time in a while, then went on a really nice mid-afternoon run. It’s not often that I get to run in the middle of the day, usually it’s way too hot out! Four miles down to the beach and back using 2/1 intervals. Started out at 13:44 pace and ended at 12:55 pace. Didn’t mean for it to be a progression run, it just naturally happened and I went with it since it felt good. Great workout before eating some delicious Mexican food!
Sunday- Beach Run (6 miles, 1:22:53, 13:48/mi, 73*)
Just a nice easy breezy run down to the beach. It took me a while to wake-up which is typical for me during morning runs. Used the 2/1 intervals again and just enjoyed myself. There’s nothing like sunrise at the beach!
21 miles 17 miles
Total Time Running: 3:53:40
Avg. pace: 13:44/mi