Workout Recap 7/5-11

Its recovery week!  Recovery week!  I am so happy for a recovery week!  We are also trying out this Cabbage Soup diet so perfect timing!!

Tuesday:  Today was 4 miles at 11:00 pace with the goal to keep the heart rate low.  I was SHOCKED that I was able to maintain this pace and actually ended with an average of 10:30 pace.  It was hot and my heart rate got a little higher than the zone 1 but its summer and that’s just not going to happen on a run longer than 20 minutes.  Oh and see those storm clouds rolling in, yeah that made for an especially hot muggy awful weather run.  Texas, I still heart you though! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.

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Wednesday:  A short run today 3.25 miles with 6×30 second very fast pick-ups.  The pick-ups were 6:15-6:44 pace with 90 second recovery after each.  Ended with 10:14 pace.  I was sweating buckets but got it done and felt pretty good.  I keep thinking to myself its surprising I can do these runs when its so hot but i guess that’s a “trust the process” kinda thing!  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling that night.

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Thursday:  Rest day!  I also had a meeting near my house that morning so I got to sleep in!  I know right, sleep in on a work day!  It was amazing.  I didn’t even foam roll today I just took the day to relax and let the brain rest.

Friday:  Negative split run day which I actually cut short because I was having none of it today.  First 20 minutes were at 11:30 pace last 20 minutes were at 10:22 pace.  The goal was only 30-40 seconds faster but I couldn’t get my legs to stay in that range.  15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.  Oh and a beautiful sunrise, its ones like these that makes the runs worthwhile.

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Saturday:  7 mile hot hot run today.  I went through all my water and actually had to refill the one to cool myself off with sprinkler water.  Yup I was that girl that stuck my head in a sprinkler and filled the water bottle up as well.  One of my finer moments 🙂  Took a gel at mile 4 and ended with an average pace of 11:35 which was faster than the scheduled 11:51.  10 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night, oh and a nap.  These hot runs are really zapping my energy!

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Sunday:  Rest day!  I even texted my coach to let her know I life having some Sundays off.  I’m realizing how exhausting it is mentally for me to run every day of the weekend.  Since my coach is here to help me I wanted to let her know I need more of that to keep me from getting burnt out.  Spent the day doing “to-do” list items and of course snuggle time with these guys.

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Monday:  I was supposed to run this morning but when I work up my balance was all off I felt nauseous and just felt overall wrong.  I was 100% ready to walk out the door and go for my run but decided with the way I was feeling that was probably a bad idea.  I went back to bed and have no regrets.  10 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.

CHIME IN!!!  How are your workouts going this summer?  So you workout both days on the weekends?  Do you practice negative splits?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Trust the process indeed, you killed it last week! Awesome!

    I don’t necessarily try to practice negative splits but my first couple miles are almost always my slowest. Especially if I am running first thing in the morning. It takes me a few miles just to wake up and get my legs working properly.

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    1. thank you! that first mile always gets me as well, takes at least that long for my legs to give in to my willpower lol

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  2. Ashley Dailey says:

    Your totally killing it! Haha there have been a few times I’ve ventured into people’s front yards to run through sprinklers. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! 😉

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    1. Thanks! Gotta beat that heat right 😉

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