Happy Happy Sunday! Anyone else loving the weather this week, especially this weekend? I really feel like we had a heatwave since we hit 50 degrees on Saturday and today. It was picture-perfect weather for running, that’s for sure.
This was my first cut back week and it was much appreciated! Week #4 of training is in the books, let’s discuss!
4 mile run.
Started off my cutback week with a 4 mile run! My legs felt a little heavy but I was still able to hit all of my paces.
2 mile run.
Strength training (30 minutes).
Nice short run and for strength training I did a lot of bodyweight exercises, core work and free weights.
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
After a quick warm up, we did a bunch of different circuits and then lots of exercises with free weights and planks/sit ups.
5 mile tempo run.
This was a tempo run turned progression run. I missed my first tempo pace on mile 2 so then I just turned it into a progression run. It felt good to run a little faster.
Rest days are the best days! I also received this awesome package from the Shamrock Marathon. I love everything, especially the long sleeve “in training” shirt – it will be perfect for training runs!
10 mile long run.
I was happy that I “only” had 10 miles to run yesterday. Once I say “only”, I know that means I’m fully into marathon mode lol. This run was better than last week’s run – no back pain – but I did have some foot pain. I’ve had issues with my left foot on and off for a while and it’s starting to get annoying! It feels better today so I’m happy about that. I think that my sneakers might be part of the issue so I may have to go back to my Mizunos and see how it feels.
Boot Camp (35 minutes)
Sundays are usually my spinning days but I decided to mix things up today. I took part in a Boot Camp, Brunch and Well-Bring event and it was a ton of fun. Started off with boot camp, followed by an awesome brunch and then a tour of a local spa/sauna.
Total Weekly Mileage: 21
Total Training Cycle Miles – 105
Grade – B+
Overall this week was good – a cut back week is always a good week, am I right?! For some reason I was tired this week. It was a busy week at work so I think that contributed to it. I’m hoping that I’ll have some more energy going into this week.
I’m continuing with my meat-free eating and feeling good about that choice. After doing some more research, I’ve decided to become pescatarian because I still eat and enjoy seafood. I’m finding that I’m not craving any type of meat except for chicken. I know it’s going to be a while before that craving goes away though, but that’s okay! I haven’t lost any weight yet and I don’t feel different, but I know all those changes will happen in due time.
Did you participate in the Strava/Lululemon 40/80 Challenge? As I mentioned last week, I did but only hot the 50K mark. Well all participants were emailed about the “prize” on Friday and boy oh boy, people were pissed! I didn’t do the challenge last year but apparently runners either got a shirt or a shirt and shorts. This year the prize was 25% off their full price items.
Before I forget, sorry for the lack of post this week. As I mentioned, work was hectic this week so after I came home and completed my workouts, I didn’t have a lot of energy to blog. Also, I don’t really have any tips to write about and I hate to throw a blog post up “just to write something”. I’ll do better this week!
How were your workouts this week?