Weekly Training Recap: Last Week of 2016
Hi there! I’m betting a lot of you went back to work today after a nice break for the holidays. I hope you’re able to ease into the week and your day goes smoothly!
My blogging resolution for this year is to post a weekly training recap every Tuesday no matter what. I’m following the format that Jen from Dashing in Style uses.
Normally I run only 5 or 6 days a week but last Monday I decided to start a 30 day run streak so this week will cover 7 days of running. Admittedly, I have been slacking on the strength training since we moved into the new house. I was spoiled by having a nice gym right in my apartment complex before. Adam is building us a gym at the new house, but until it’s ready I need to figure out a temporarily solution!
Okay let’s jump into the recap :).
Week at a Glance
Training for: Nothing specific. I have a couple of races coming up that I want to feel strong and healthy for, but I am not planning for either to be PR races. I’m just enjoying myself, doing what feels right and trying to build/maintain a solid base for spring.
Days running: 7
Miles this week: 19.5 (This is definitely low for me. I blame it on the sinus infection!)
Easy Run: 3.5 miles
Normally Monday is my rest day, but I had a holiday induced pep in my step and wanted to head out into the fresh air. I ended up running in one of my old favorite spots and was encouraged and motivated by the environment.
This was the day I spontaneously decided to start a 30 day run streak!
Easy Run: 2 miles
This run started out with a very light drizzle of rain that I thought would pass but it quickly turned into a full on down pour. I was wearing my FlipBelt which is not waterproof so I had to get home asap so my phone didn’t get ruined.
My phone was wet when I got home so I’m glad I didn’t try to stay out longer!
Tempo Run: 3 miles
This run was supposed to be five miles long (1 mile w/up, 3 miles tempo, 1 mile c/d) but I had some family drama to attend to.
My dad was in town visiting and he and I got into a … disagreement before I went out for my run. Adam called me half way through and told me my dad was packing up and leaving and I better come home and talk with him.
In hindsight it was a fairly small incident and we both probably overreacted. My dad ended up staying, so it was worth it to cut this run short even if I would have really liked to have run out a bit more of my frustrations.
Easy Run: 2 miles
I mismanaged my time this day and only had 30 minutes max to run before I had to get ready for a get together with some friends. Even with keeping this run to 2 miles I still somehow managed to be 40 minutes late!
Easy Run: 3 miles
I woke up this morning with a headache and a little post-nasal drip. Adam woke up with a hangover and a full blown sinus infection. Even though I didn’t feel 100% the weather was too nice to do anything less than three miles.
I had bought Adam tickets to WWE Miami for his birthday and we had floor row 4 seats, so even though Adam was sick we still head into Miami that evening after my run.
Easy Run: 1 mile
I woke up this day with a full blown sinus infection (thanks babe). I literally felt like I had been punched in the face 10 times, but I am committed to the run streak so I got out there for one little mile.
Long Easy Run: 5 miles
The sinus infection was in it’s worst form this day. I spent most of the morning and afternoon on the couch, but after talking with my friend Susan I eventually decided to head out for a 3-4 mile run.
Parking at the beach was a nightmare. It took me 45 minutes to find a spot. After taking that long just to park, I decided I needed to run for longer than it took me to find a parking spot. I was also on meds at that point and feeling pretty good, so I decided I could probably run 7 or 8 miles without issue. MAYBE even 10.
I was way too optimistic. Somewhere in mile four my meds wore off and I dragged myself back to the car. I got in five miles in total, and actually ran pretty even splits (even in that last mile). Not bad considering I had left my phone at home and didn’t have anything to listen to!
How did your running week go last week?
Do you worry about your phone getting wet when it rains?
Love or hate running in the rain?