Happy Sunday! Well week 8 of training is in the books and it’s less than a month to race day! This week went pretty well, let’s discuss!
Marathon Monday!! Congrats to all of the runners who ran the Boston Marathon. I didn’t run but I did take a Core Fusion Barre + Cardio class at Exhale Spa (thanks ClassPass)! It was intense and sweaty, but I really enjoyed it. The first half of the class was all cardio and then the second half was barre. I TOTALLY see why runners love Barre!
6 mile run. I rocked the Pro Compression mid socks for this run and they were great! I think these will be great for summer runs when it’s too hot to wear the over-the-calf socks.
30 minute HIIT workout. I had to attend an event after work so I couldn’t take my usual boot camp class. I grabbed a pair of 10 pound weights and knocked out a quick HIIT workout – bicep curls, burpees, push-ups, planks, jumping jacks, sit ups, lunges, squats, etc.
5 mile run and I earned my boombox medal for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Tracks Virtual Run Series.
A much needed rest day! Allergies and workouts kicked my butt all week.
I was a little nervous about this long run since it would be my first double digit run since the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon back in November. Overall the run was just okay. I didn’t have any issues with my allergies (probably because it was raining), which was great! The first two miles felt crappy, I just couldn’t get into a groove. Miles 3-8 were great, things were clicking and my pace was steady. My IT band started to act a little wonky during the last 2 miles so I ended the run in a little bit of pain. Despite some issues, all my miles were in the 10-11 minute range and I’m very happy about that. I’m hoping to be able to hold a 10:30 or less pace during the half marathon (fingers crossed).
Body Works + Abs class (55 minutes) + 30 minutes recovery yoga from the Yoga for Runners DVD. I also used ALL of my foam rolling gadgets to help with my IT band. It’s still sore but feels a little better. I’ll keep my eye on it.
Total Weekly Miles – 21
Total Training Cycle Miles – 121.2
Grade – A+
Before I forget, I just want to give a huge congratulations to all the London Marathon runners! I’m going to enter the lottery to run the race next year. I know my chances are slim, but a girl can dream, right?!
This was a pretty good week. I was really worried about my long run but glad I was able to complete it. I also really enjoyed the Barre class I signed up for via ClassPass . If you’re interested in joining, click here and you can receive $30 off your first month! I hope that my IT band issue clears up soon. It’s such an annoying injury because even if I feel I’m doing everything right (foam rolling and PT exercises) it still tends to come back.
Next week is peak week – wish me luck!
How was your week? Are you training for a race? Let me know in the comments!