Its getting closer to half marathon time and the workouts are ramping up…and so is the heat! This weekend was the highest temps so far this summer so you can imagine how happy I was to run in that (insert sarcasm here).
Tuesday: Speed work week. 8×60 second pick ups with 2 min rest between each. I actually did better than I thought on this one. The repeats were at a 7:47 pace and ended the workout with 3.75 miles at 10:39 average pace. My legs felt good, breathing was a little hard but the view from the treadmill was great! Pop pilaties again tonight and 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Wednesday: I was NOT looking forward to today’s workout. 3×1200 at 8:57 pace and 3×800 at 8:13 pace. I ended up with 2×1200 at target pace and 2.5x800s at 9:03 pace. It was rough, I paused the treadmill a few times, got a cold towel at some point and just in general was playing the mental game of “keep going”. The game didnt work for the 1200’s but I got it done on the last 800. Something about the treadmill and distance sprints that just dont mix. Hopefully next time I will be home for this and can do it on the track. I did notice that the garmin wasnt picking up my speed correctly that so was frustrating me as well. Se la vie. Pop pilaties again tonight and 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Thursday: Recovery run today 40 minutes for 3.51. I didnt want to start or finish this run but I got on the treadmill and did the work. Had an 11:19 pace which I was happy with. Did Pop Pilates tonight but with Joe this time!! Some back stretches after.
Friday: Rest day from running today! I was going to do Pop today again but my booty was sore and I wanted to be fresh for my run tomorrow so I did today as a rest day from pop. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / back stretches after pilates.
Saturday: Well that didn’t go as planned. I was 100% ready to get out there and run the 9 miles…then it started pouring at mile 5. Shoes were squishy, body soaking wet…this was also the time Joe was coming to meet me with more water so I told him to forget the water, bring a towel and come take me home. I came home, did some things I needed to get done then did the last 4 miles on the treadmill that night…which actually turned out to be another thunderstorm! The power flickered 2 minutes before my run ended which FREAKED me out (because the treadmill stopped), but I was able to get the last 2 minutes in to get the 1:45:00 minute run. Pace wasnt what I should have been at 11:45 and the miles added up to 8.3 instead of the 9 but Ill take what I can get at this point. Oh and I joined the #sportsbrasquad this weekend because yeah its way too hot for the extra clothes. Pop pilates after the treadmill run then 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses.
Sunday: I had a 4.5 mile recovery run on tap but I decided to walk around Universal Studios instead. Same same right?! I ended walking about 5 miles which is pretty good considering I spent most of the day in some form of transportation (car/plane). It was hot and I came back to the hotel a littler earlier than expected but I was ok with that. I was wiped! 15 minutes foam rolling / stretching / yoga poses that night and in a crazy turn of events I did the Pop pilates that morning before my flight! Crazy I know!
Monday: Running rest day but still did pop pilates because I want to be tone dang it! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. Gotta love travel foam rollers to keep the body in check!