My last travel week for a little bit and I’m so happy about that. My coach was awesome and worked around my flights so I still got 5 runs in this week. No cross-training this week but back at it next week. Let’s talk runs!!
Tuesday: Rest day today. I have a super early flight then straight to the Dallas office, unfortunately no time for a workout today. I did check out downtown Dallas and walked the street where JFK was shot. See those people in the bottom right, they are standing at the spot of the second shot.
Wednesday: I had a tempo workout today yay! 4×3 minute repeats at tempo pace (which for me is 8:59 pace). Since I was on the treadmill I was a little at the mercy of the treadmill paces. Tempo ended up being 8:57, close enough right! I did 5 minutes warm-up and cool down at 11:00 pace and 10 warm-up, cool down, and rest intervals (1 minute each) at 10:31 pace. I ended with 3.96 miles average pace o 10:07. I was working up a great sweat and felt great after the workout. Extra bonus there was a foam roller in the gym so I got my stretching / foam rolling in right after the run for 15 minutes.
Thursday: I almost missed today’s recovery run. I set my alarm for the wrong time and thought I didn’t have enough time but figured if I didn’t foam roll or take a super long shower I would be fine. Ran 3 miles at 11:31 pace no issues for once. I was getting pretty bored but it might also have to do with me feeling stressed about running late. I did 5 minutes stretching after the run and 5 minutes hip openers when I got back to the room at the end of the night. PS—Happy St. Patty’s day! I took 1 single sip of that green beer just to say I’ve done it 🙂
Friday: Rest day, again perfect timing because I’m traveling home today. Staying off my feet and 15 minutes foam rolling / stretching tonight. Plus spending time with this guy 🙂
Saturday: What a beautiful morning! Overcast and cool I was ready for a great run. Did 8 miles with an average pace of 11:23 for a total time of 1:31:06. I ran with my group and for 6.5 miles I ran with a guy who does 50 milers! It was nice, he talked almost the whole time and kept me entertained. My heart-rate got a little high around mile 6 combating the strong winds but ended strong for a great run. Bonus, bluebonnets are out and making the run prettier than usual! Epson salt bath when I got home and 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night.
Sunday: Took it night and easy this morning, not getting on the road until 10am! i know that’s late for me but I needed the rest. From the word go I was tired, my legs are feeling the strain for traveling and yesterdays run. Luckily my coach said if I was feeling sluggish to take the 5 miles down to 3. It was especially good because my heart-rate would not stay in zone 1 (the goal today) and was struggling to keep it in zone 2! I think the wind was rougher to deal with than I thought yesterday and it was back again today. I’m glad I got to wear my Gasparilla shirt today, the wind was cutting through me. Ended the 3 miles with an 11:20 average pace. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night. Trying to make a pirate face below but I don’t think it worked out lol.
Monday: Rest day from running but did a 45 minute tabata class. Worked up a nice sweat today too 🙂 Hopefully my legs wont hate me tomorrow! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night.
CHIME IN!!! How did your workouts go this week? Did you get the cold snap this weekend? Ever done tabata?