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.
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.
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.
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!
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?