I can’t believe that it’s already time for the Weekly Wrap. I feel like the weekend went by in the blink of an eye. We also had the weirdest weather this weekend – 70 degrees and sunny on Saturday and 40 degrees and cold, rainy and windy today. All I can do it laugh because it’s so absurd. But on the flip side, at least we don’t have snow like Chicago and Minneapolis!
Weather aside, this week was pretty good. Let’s discuss!
4 mile run + 50 tricep dips.
Still loving my new sneakers 🙂
Body Works + Abs Class (45 mins) and 50 push-ups.
Holy smokes! My arms felt like jelly after this class.
Also received my StrideBox for April. I was really impressed by all the products in the box, especially the Birthday Cake flavored GU. I don’t normally use GU, but I really want to try this flavor!
Boot Camp Class (60 mins) + 50 jump squats.
Doing strength training on back-to-back days is pretty hard but I’m determined to stick with it to get stronger.
4 mile run + 60 tricep dips.
This run felt great, probably because I had a few days off from running.
3 mile run + a quick 10 minute strength training workout (including 60 push-ups).
Another run that felt awesome. 2 days in a row of good runs? That’s unheard of for me!
It was also a great mail day as I received my latest order of Pro Compression socks!
7 mile run + 60 jump squats.
Well I guess the streak of good runs had to come to an end 🙁 This run flat out SUCKED. My allergies were on level 100 and it was my first run outside in the warmer weather. It was just a miserable run from start to finish. I was supposed to run 9 miles but obviously that didn’t happen. When I ran by my car just as my watch hit 7 miles I decided to call it a day.
Body Works + Abs class (45 minutes) + Spinning (45 mins).
Although it’s hard doing these back-to-back classes with no rest in-between, I know that it will make me stronger so I’m going to stick with it.
Total Weekly Mileage: 18
Total Training Cycle Miles – 51.5
Grade – A+
Even though I had to cut my long run short on Saturday, I’m happy with my workouts this week. I was able to get in a ton of strength training and still run 4 times. Although I am training for the Cleveland Half Marathon, I’m not training for a PR. I’m so NOT in PR shape at all right now. I’m getting in my training runs so that I can finish the race strong and injury free – does that make sense? I know that most runners train for a PR, but that’s not where my focus is right now.
You’ll see that I didn’t have any rest days this week, which is probably why I feel like I could take a nap right now, haha. Usually Friday are my rest days, but because I didn’t do a run on Tuesday or Wednesday, I had to move it to Friday.
On Tuesday I started my Invisalign treatment, so my mouth was pretty sore on Tuesday/Wednesday (and I had a headache on Tuesday). I mustered up energy to take classes on both those days, but just didn’t feel like running. If you’re not familiar with Invisalign, it’s basically clear removable aligners that you wear to help gradually straighten your teeth. I had braces as a kid and I really didn’t want to go through all that pain again, so Invisalign was a great option for me. I’ll have to wear these aligners for about 12-18 months (you wear a new set of aligners every 2 weeks). Besides the first 2-3 days, it’s been good. The only annoying thing is that you have to wear the aligners 22 hours a day and remove the them anytime you want to eat or drink (anything besides water). One positive is that this has cut down on my snacking dramatically!
Looking ahead to next week, I’m super excited to watch the Boston Marathon tomorrow and virtually cheer on everyone I know that is running the race. The weather looks crappy, but I’m hoping that the rain won’t be as bad as predicted! Good Luck to all of the Boston runners!
How have you been dealing with the wacky weather? Will you be watching the Boston Marathon?
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