Workout Recap 3/22-28

This is supposed to be a recovery week but after the workout Tuesday I call BS on that!  Lots of long miles this week and speed work as well.  I see a detox bath in my very near future.

Tuesday: 50 minutes of faster than temp pace intervals.  15 minutes warm up with 3×20 second pick-ups.  5×3 minute intervals at average 8:10 pace with 2 minute rest in-between each interval.  It was rough going and I struggled to regulate a 8:10 pace but I did all 5 rather than 4 so that’s a win in my book.  I didn’t go as far as was projected (5.10 instead of 5.5) but I needed to go a little slower on the rest intervals to catch my breath.  No stopping today either so win win win!  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night.

self timer ftw

Wednesday:Today’s run was a recovery run and the goal was to stay in zone 1 for heart-rate no matter how slow that was.  I was so tired this morning I went back to bed and did the run on the treadmill during lunch.  I think that tiredness followed me to the gym because ugh my heart-rate would not stay down.  I managed to keep below a 145 with a 12:30 pace.  yeah…12:30.  it was also warm in the gym so that all plays into the higher heart-rate.  I ended the run 10 minutes earlier than scheduled to give myself time to cool down and shower.  Ended with 40 minutes, 3.2 miles for a 12:33 pace.  I started at 11:45 pace but had to bring it way down.  Hopefully tonight I’ll get some better sleep and have a better run in the morning.  I don’t know if the tired feeling is because of the sugar detox or just lack of sleep…considering they are both happening at the same time its hard to tell.

wipped out

Thursday:Rainy morning meant running at the gym during lunch again today.  Luckily the weather cleared up and was actually really nice out so I decided to take my run to down the Bayou.  Today was 8×30 second repeats at faster than race pace.  The 30 seconds were from 7:50-9:05 paces but I should have done a lap workout to get a better read on the times.  Rest periods were 1min 30 seconds with 1 longer rest to make sure I didn’t get splashed with water.  Legs felt pretty heavy today but I’m going to chalk that up to the detox.  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night.

running the bayou

Friday:Rest day today and I couldn’t be happier!  I have to work today (boo!) but my legs are not feeling the best so I’m wearing my compression socks to work like a rock star.  I had big plans for stretching and such after work but life had other plans.  My little nephew was on his way so I actually headed over to my brother’s place to dog sit!

rest day

Saturday: I had a long run scheduled today, ate breakfast, got my gear on, headed to the fitness center…then I couldn’t get in. I had a tight schedule so my only option this morning was the fitness center. It didn’t work out today so I’m going to try again tomorrow. Chris told me about a few trails near his apartment so when it gets light tomorrow I’m going to try and head out again.  In the meantime I’m hanging out with this adorable face!

Sunday:  Ok take 2 of the 9.25 mile run.  Had breakfast, took the pup out real quick then headed out to find some trails.  To say I was exhausted and physically drained was an understatement.  I decided after the first mile to drop down to 6.25 instead.  This sugar detox is taking a tole on my physical endurance and I’m not happy about it.  Luckily my brother lives 1 mile from Herman park which has some nice soft trails and lots of people out so the run was fun and a nice change from the normal runs.  I did run about an hour later than normal to make sure the sun was up and to be safe.  My safety is paramount people!  I ended with a 12 minute mile…yeah I told you it was rough.  15 minutes stretching/foam rolling that night.

Monday:  Today I had the option to either do core class or take a rest day.  Y’all I’m taking the rest day.  This weekend was pretty stressful for me and I just don’t have it in me to do any kind of workout.  Still did 15 minutes of stretching / foam rolling that night.  My hips are feeling much better so gotta make sure I keep up with it.

CHIME IN!!!  How did your workouts go this week?  Do any speed work lately?  Can you take better low light pictures than me?

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