Happy Sunday and Happy Easter Sunday! If you celebrate, I hope that you are having an awesome holiday and celebrating with family and friends. Church was great this morning and I got in a great workout afterwards. I’m also looking forward to Easter dinner and all the yummy food 🙂
This was week 2 of my training for the Cleveland 8K and Half Marathon (If you want to join me in Cleveland, use code KGCLE10 to save 10% off registration). Let’s discuss!
3 mile run + 10 supermans/10 push-ups/30 second plank.
This was my first run back after the marathon. The first mile felt super crappy but then it got better. I even ended the run with negative splits!
Strength Training (45 mins) + 20 burpees.
I’m back to my Tuesday Body Works + Abs class. It’s pretty much a total body workout. This will definitely help me with my additional strength training during this training cycle.
I had an evening event to attend for work so I missed my usual boot camp class. I didn’t get home until around 9pm, so no workout but I did do 20 supermans/20 push-ups and a 30 second plank for the Total Body Challenge.
4 mile run + 30 burpees.
I did something a little different for this run. I ran 2 miles, did 30 burpees, then finished my run with another 2 miles. It was a nice way to break up the run!
Rest Day, but I did 30 supermans/30 push-ups/30 second plank for TBC.
7 mile run + 10 supermans/10 burpees/10 push-ups/30 second plank.
Although this run felt harder than it should have, the weather was gorgeous so I can’t complain! Unfortunately I had a pretty hard time with my allergies for the rest of the day 🙁 It’s definitely that time of the year. Thank goodness for Zyrtec!
I also ended the month with 90.4 miles. Not too bad considering I didn’t run for a week during the month!
Strength Training (45 minutes) + 3.5 mile birthday run!
Another body works + abs class for this week. I also added in a 3.5 mile run for my 35th birthday!
Total Weekly Mileage: 17.5
Total Training Cycle Miles – 17.5
Grade – A
Overall it was a pretty good week! Getting back to running after a week off definitely isn’t easy but I’m sure that it will get better. As I mentioned, my run on Saturday felt way harder than it should have. I was also having an issue with my right hip flexor. I had similar pain on today’s run as well. I usually don’t have any pain there so I might need to move tomorrow’s run to later on in the week.
Saturday was the last day for the Total Body Challenge. One of my goals was to complete the challenge this month. It was hard but I’m glad that I stuck with it! I’ll be joining Rachel and a bunch of other ladies for the Tricep Dips, Push-Ups and Jump Squats Challenge for April! These challenges work in perfectly with my goal to do more strength training 🙂
On another note, I have 2 pairs of sneakers coming up for retirement soon (I retire sneakers at 400 miles), so it’s becoming more necessary for me to find new sneakers. It’s going to be a lot of trial and error. First up – The Brooks Launch sneakers. I ordered these a few days ago and will get them soon. I will use these for shorter runs since it’s a neutral sneaker. When I compared the stats of the Mizuno Wave Inspire to the Launch, the drop and weight were similar so I have high hopes for these sneakers. Eventually I’ll also try the Brooks Ravenna sneakers (Brooks customer service recommended this support sneaker based on the Wave Inspire stats) and the new Mizuno Wave Inspire 14s. I’m hoping to find success with at least one, or all of these. Kim also suggested the Brooks Glycerins so I’ll give those a try too. This summer will be all about experimenting with sneakers.
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If so, any tips on how to deal? I’m always looking for suggestions!