Weekly Workout Recap – #2halfs1wknd Training Week 1

3 Aug

weeklyworkoutheaderWeek of July 27, 2015 – August 2, 2015
Training for Two Half Marathons in One Weekend – Week 1

Last week was the first official week of training for back to back half marathons on Halloween Weekend! I’ll be running Rock n Roll Philly on October 31st and the D&L Heritage Half on November 1st. I do have a half before that weekend but it works into the training plan I am following perfectly so it’s not really the “goal” race for this cycle.  I’ll have a full post about how I’m training soon but basically I’m planning to get in 2 runs during the weekdays, and 2 runs on back-to-back days on the weekends. I also plan to keep up crosstraining with BodyPump 2-3 times a week, GRIT 2 times a week and BodyAttack 1-2 times a week.

The first week went well though I didn’t plan well and missed a full rest day.  I’ll be making sure to get one of those in over the next few days!

Monday – 3 miles + 2 strides in the AM, GRIT Cardio in the PM.

Tuesday – BodyAttack in the AM, BodyPump in the PM. Loving the banana I got after BodyAttack….

#truth in the form of a banana. #workout #hardwork

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Wednesday – 3.5 easy miles in the AM, GRIT Cardio in the PM.

Summer sunrises are the best. #running #fitsnap

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Thursday – BodyPump

Friday – BodyAttack

Saturday – 3 mile run to head to our meet up spot for #10milestowaffles! If you’ve never heard of #10milestowaffles on this blog before, its basically a group of us that walk a big 10 mile loop around town and end at our favorite local breakfast place! It originated back when I was training for Goofy and didn’t want to do a 10 mile walk alone and it has become a tradition. This weekend was our 5th time!

Sunday – 6 miles easy

Total Mileage: 15.5 run, 10 walked

Weekly Workout Recap – 7/20-7/26

27 Jul

weeklyworkoutheaderWeek of July 20, 2015 – July 26, 2015

This week I got back to the swing of things at the gym which was really nice.  I got in two GRIT workouts which was perfect, and they were the least favorite/most challenging format for me so on Wednesday after class I was feeling gooood! My friend from college visited over the weekend so I didn’t plan to get in any workouts but we did go hiking for a bit on Saturday (up a mountain, whew!) , and walked to the local winery, so that counts for something, right? ;-) This upcoming week starts week 1 of training for my double half marathon weekend at the end of October! So I’ll be getting better about my runs and they’ll be runs with actual goals and purpose. I’m excited! I’ll have a post coming about how I plan to train for 2 half marathons in a weekend soon.

Monday – 3.1 miles for #Runchtime + GRIT Plyo in the PM.

 

Tuesday – BodyAttack in the AM + BodyPump in the PM.

Wednesday – GRIT Plyo

 

Thursday – BodyPump

Friday – BodyAttack + #Runchtime

Saturday – ~3 mile hike up a mountain and a bit around the top of it and back down, walk to a winery, walk home from dinner. About 14k steps which I was impressed with for a day with no planned workout!

Sunday – Rest

Fall Race Schedule

24 Jul

Hey there and Happy Friday!

You may or may not have noticed that over there —-> my “upcoming races” list has gotten much bigger compared to what I was planning earlier in the year. A lot of really cool opportunities/cheap flights have presented themselves and so my fall race schedule has gotten a little crazy. I’m also getting a late start – no big races in September – because of some weddings and other stuff we have going on.

So here’s how the second half of the year looks for me:

8/16/2015 – Trail to Wine 5k – This looks like it’ll be a fun run around a winery with of course, wine at the end!

10/17/2015 – Monster Mash Half Marathon – In our quest to run some of the neighboring states, my dad and I found this race in Delaware to run!

10/31/2015 – Rock n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon – Two weeks after Monster Mash we are heading back to Philly to run this race for the third time! It was my first half marathon back in 2010 so I love heading back! This race is typically in September but since the Pope is visiting Philly at that time they’ve moved it to Halloween weekend which will be a fun change for this year! The medals and shirts have Halloween touches which I love!

11/1/2015 – Delaware & Lehigh Valley Heritage Half Marathon – Yes, you read the date right. This will be Half Marathon #2 in a weekend. I wanted a new challenge, and though I’ve done back-to-back races during the Goofy Challenge, I’m not really interested in running a marathon this year. So back-to-back halfs it is! It will also give me the opportunity to “moon” up in the Half Fanatics and reach a new level! I’ll moon up from Neptune (1 moon) to Jupiter (4 moons)!

11/7/2015 – Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon – Just one week after the back-t0-back weekend I’m heading to Savannah to run a race in GA that I have heard such wonderful things about! I’m excited to explore a new city on foot!

11/8/2015 – Rock n Roll Savannah 5k – Since I’m there I might as well complete the remix challenge, right? Right.

11/22/2015 – Philadelphia Half Marathon – This has a bucket list race for me for years. They offered a huge registration discount on National Running Day and since I have friends in the area I can stay with, I was sold.

1/15/2016 – Bermuda 1 Miler
1/16/2016 – Bermuda 10k
1/17/2016 – Bermuda Half Marathon
Another bucket list race experience that I am SO excited about. It’ll help me get through cold December for sure! Airfare to get to Bermuda from the easy coast is actually pretty inexpensive, who knew? And if we’re heading to Bermuda we might as well do the whole “Bermuda Triangle Challenge”! I have some friends who did this race/challenge and have heard wonderful things about the organization and the course so I’m psyched to get to experience it.  Plus it’ll be the first International race I’ve ever done! How cool!

So there we have it. Five halfs before the end of the year, and then another right after the start of the new year. I’ll probably fit a turkey trot in there on Thanksgiving, and run my normal New Years Eve 5k just for fun too. It’s going to be an exciting and busy fall!

Weekly Workout Recap – 7/13-7/19

20 Jul

weeklyworkoutheaderWeek of July 13, 2015 – July 19, 2015

Last week was a pretty light week – especially when it came to running. On Monday I went home from work after an hour because my head was feeling clogged and dizzy. Fun times. I spent the rest of the day on the couch and definitely was not up to GRIT in the evening.  During the rest of the week I managed to get in the classes I typically take except for another GRIT class which I missed due to a (routine) doctor’s appointment running late. I also really did not run much. I just wasn’t feeling it and I decided not to force it.  Training for my fall races starts next week so I figured I’d be easy on myself – I’ll be getting in plenty of running soon enough. :)

Monday – Rest

Tuesday – BodyAttack in the AM + BodyPump in the PM.

Wednesday – 3.1 miles easy.

Thursday – BodyPump

Friday – BodyAttack

Saturday – Rest

Sunday – BodyPump

Weekly Workout Recap – 7/6-7/12

13 Jul

weeklyworkoutheaderWeek of July 6, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Hey there. I hope your weekend was a good one. Last week I think my body had an “OMG I am exhausted” week.   My runs just felt rough and my legs felt heavy and sore pretty much all week.  Since I’m not actively training for anything I took it easy and got in a few miles here and there, but nothing significant.

Over the weekend I spent a ton of time reading, and doing exactly the opposite of what I had planned.  I had originally thought I would go to a Yoga event on Saturday, but woke up feeling pretty spent so I decided to take it easy for the day instead. I still managed to get in over 10k steps by walking around with a friend for a good portion of the day, so that was good. On Sunday I actually planned to run a 5k but woke up and my legs were still feeling sluggish. I opted instead to hit up BodyPump (and reduced my legs weights a lot) and then stuck around for a 60 minute BodyFlow (basically, Yoga) class after. I’m feeling a bit re-energized this morning and hoping I cant get back into some stronger, longer runs soon. Obviously there’s no pressure right now though, so I’m enjoying some more relaxed weeks as far as running is concerned.

Monday – BodyPump in the AM, GRIT Cardio in the PM.

Tuesday – BodyAttack in the AM.

Wednesday – 2.5 easy miles in the AM. GRIT Cardio + 30 min BodyFlow in the PM.

Thursday – BodyPump in the AM.

Friday – BodyAttack in the AM, 3.1 miles easy over lunch.

Runchtime! #imadeanewword #running #fitsnap

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Saturday – Rest

Sunday – BodyPump + BodyFlow

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