Weekly Rundown: 003 – Hello Hill Repeats!
This week was a bit hectic for me, which you might have picked up on since I was absent from the blog world a couple of days. Nothing crazy happened, I was just super busy at work!
Today I am looking forward to relaxing and catching up on my favorite blogs!
Monday – Beach Run (approx 3.5 miles, 77*)
My poor Garmin is still broken. The support team is issuing an exchange and I should have a new one soon-ish! I started the Strava app at the beginning of this run to record my time and pace, but at the end of the run it said “no runs recorded.” I have no idea what happened!
Tuesday – Rest Day
Unplanned rest day. Got home from work late and a little stressed. Spent the night on the couch watching TV with Adam – The Mindy Project, Tosh and Better Call Saul. Yep, we’re total couch potatoes some nights!
Wednesday – Fartlek + Upper Body (4 miles, 52:24, 13:06/mi)
TOO HOT to do speedwork outside today! Four miles with middle miles run as fartlek. Hard portions were to be done at 9:45 – 10:30 pace. I ended up doing them at 10:10 – 10:30 pace.
Splits: 13:51, 12:21, 12:26, 13:48.
When I run outside and it’s nice and cool out I don’t have a problem hitting the 9:45 pace but I get too nervous to run that fast on the treadmill.
Afterwards I did a quick-ish upper body strength workout.
Thursday – Rest Day
I was planning to make up the miles I missed on Tuesday this day, but there was an accident on the highway and it took me TWO HOURS to get home from work. By the time I walked through my front door it was 8pm and I just wasn’t interested in making up some easy miles. It just didn’t seem worth it.
Friday – Park Run (3 miles, 41:21, 13:47/mi, 76*)
I hardly ever get up to run in the morning before work, so this was interesting for me. And by interesting I mean I could barely keep my eyes open during the first mile! I needed to get in the run though because I had evening plans and knew running after work wouldn’t be happening.
Saturday – Hill Repeats + Upper Body/Core (3 miles, 40:31, 13:30/mi)
Last week my coach asked if I would be down to try some hill repeats on the treadmill, and you know I said yes! I love trying new things when it comes to running. Since I am used to running literally at sea level with 0 hills (and just one small bridge), this beginner hill workout was a fun challenge.
Splits – 13:50 (warmup), 13:16 (hill repeats), 13:25 (cooldown)
30 second hill repeats were done at 10 min pace. As soon as I was done I texted Lauren to let her know I LOVED this workout and definitely want to do more hill repeat workouts in the future.
Sunday – Beach Run (10 miles, 2:17:29, 13:44/mi, 74*)
I only had 9 miles on the schedule for this run, but I decided to round up to 10 miles. I have a great 10-mile loop that I really like and it felt weird to cut it short.
Total Mileage: 23:5
Total Time Running: 4:31:45 (doesn’t include Monday’s untimed run)
Avg. pace: 13:31/mi. (doesn’t include Monday’s untimed run)
As you can see I didn’t do any lower body strength workouts this week.
At the beginning of the week my right hip was still bothering me a little bit so I continued with lots of stretching and babying it a bit. Instead of sitting down on the couch, I’ve been laying down, etc. (I actually think that helps a lot!)
I would say around Thursday is when the hip finally felt 100% back to normal. I’m glad to be feeling like myself again.
I’ll be doing leg days again this coming week! : )