Workout Recap 2/16-22

I’m on a mission to get all my workouts in and do them well with all this crazy traveling.  Plus this week is half marathon time!!!  Recap to come on that soon.

Tuesday:  In San Antonio the first half of this week I made sure to get a hotel with a legit gym.  Today’s workout was 3 x 800’s at tempo pace with a 15 minute warm-up and 2 minute rest intervals between each 800.  Since I was on the treadmill my coach told me to get a pace of 9:02 for 4:30 and to keep track of my heartrate. So that was a little much for me to remember and I actually messed up the pace and thought she said 9:32.  I did each set at 9:32 (6.3 on the treadmill) and the warm-up and rest at a 11:30 (5.2).  End pace was 11:02 at 3.7 miles.  I ended the workout feeling like I could have gone faster, and yup I could and should have.  My thought at the time was I didn’t want to super push since my race is Sunday, but turns out I wasn’t at the pace I should have been so that made sense.  After my workout I did foam rolling and stretching since I didn’t think I would have time later that night.

today i will kill it

Wednesday:  Still in San Antonio I hit the gym again.  Today was 3 recovery miles at easy pace.  Apparently now my easy pace is 10:00 which was a little bit of a push this morning but ended with 10:04 pace so not too far off.  Just a normal treadmill run, I was a little bored with it today though since it was just a recovery run and no pick-ups to keep my mind off the time on the treadmill.  Oh well, I have Glee on Netflix to keep me company 🙂  Oh and I remembered to take a picture of the view from the treadmill today, pretty right!  I got to watch the sunrise.  10 minutes stretching / foam rolling / icing hip when I got home.


Thursday:  Today is a new to me workout before my plane ride to Tampa.  Today is 4×20 second strides (downhill running).  I’ve never done this before but luckily by my house there is a small creek with a downhill slope to it.  I did the strides, shoes got all wet and the dogs loved me letting them off leash while I did this (its has a fence so they cant run into the road) but my breathing was struggling today.  I remembered what my coach has told me so many times…if something feels off then stop.  I was supposed to do 2.8 miles but ended with 2.23.  I’m not sad about it because I still have one more shake out run before the race.  A note on the strides…it was weird.  She told me to run in the grass if possible but when I run in the grass I run slower because I’m afraid of twisting my ankle on un-even terrain.  I will say my legs felt so much better running on the grass than on the street so it was a nice change of pace.  And like I said the dogs LOVED it.


Friday:  Rest day…ok but it was DISNEY DAY WITH BRITTANY!!!  So rest from running but not on my feet…sorry coach Disney calls 😀  Ive never done a jumping picture before but I think we look fantastic!


Saturday: 1.8 mile shake out with 4×30 second pickups at 10k pace.  It was a much needed shake out run, yesterday was a lot of walking so my legs were pretty stiff.  Ended with a 10:30 overall pace.  Its pretty warm in Tampa, making me a little nervous about race day temps.  Tampa has tons of live oak trees, who knew right!  I love big tree lined streets.


Sunday:  RACE DAY!  This is what I have been working so hard for months for.  I’m excited, nervous, blah, everything!!!  I’m going to do a full race recap soon but for now I’m just going to tell you my time and splits…or I would if this race had them.  So there was only 1 mat and the chip reader didn’t get my start time so the time is off.  The clock time said 2:18:59 but I know I went through the first mile 3 minutes after the clock time so my official time should be somewhere in the 2:15 range.  My watch said 2:15:01 but I think its more like 2:15:49.  Either way…its a PR, I’m super sore but happy to have another time improvement.

post race

Monday:  Rest day.  With all the traveling and more to come today’s rest is much needed.  I have a dentist appointment today but other than that I plan on sitting on the couch all day and only moving to go to the bathroom 🙂

CHIME IN!!!  How did your workouts go this week?  Done any new to your workouts?  Do like you running in the grass?


One Comment Add yours

  1. Well done on the PR!! 😀 😀 😀

    Also fantastic job for keeping up the workouts on the treadmill… I only manage that if I’m absolutely forced to, I always try my best to only do easy miles on the treadmill- failing that I’ll switch it out for cross training!

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