Weekly Workout Recap – #2halfs1wknd Training Week 3

18 Aug

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Week of August 3, 2015 – August 9, 2015
Training for Two Half Marathons in One Weekend – Week 3

Whoops, I’m a day late this time around. Last week was a bit rough on my personal life – many things collided at once and by Thursday evening all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch with some quality time with the kitties.  Needless to say my training fell a bit short – I missed a run and a BodyPump session.  The silver lining is I got to end the week with a fun 5k!  There’s always a silver lining if you can find it! So here’s how the week went, this next week I plan to pick myself back up and get back on track.

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

Tuesday – BodyAttack in the AM.

Wednesday – GRIT Strength in the PM.

Thursday – 3 miles easy in the AM.

Friday – Rest

Saturday – 6 mile “cutdown” run – 2 miles at easy pace, increasing speed each mile for the last 4.

Sunday – Trail to Wine 5k. I had a lot of fun at this race but it ended up being more of a trail race than I expected. It sort of kicked my ass, in the best way. So much so I didn’t even look at my finishing time. It was probably horrific but I’m choosing to focus on the great time I had jumping over tree roots, running through winery grape rows and running up and down a mountainside. :)

Total Mileage: 12.1 – cue the sad trombone sound. :) Onto the next.

Weekly Workout Recap – #2halfs1wknd Training Week 2

10 Aug

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

Week 2 of training went just as I hoped it would! This was my first week of this cycle where my training plan collided a bit with real life. Over many training cycles I’ve learned to roll with it and plan ahead as much as possible (putting workouts on my personal calendar makes it super simple)!  Over the weekend I met up with two friends for a girls weekend. I knew that getting a longer run in on Sunday after I got home would take a lot of motivation so I switched my rest day to that day. Before leaving on Thursday I hit up BodyPump at 5:30am, and then Friday and Saturday I woke up before my friends (they naturally sleep later than I do so it worked out nicely) and got in my miles on the hotel treadmill. Double run weekend #2 is d-o-n-e.

Monday – 3.5 miles + 2 strides in the AM, GRIT Strength in the PM.

Tuesday – BodyAttack in the AM, BodyPump in the PM

Wednesday – 3.1 miles easy over lunch, GRIT Strength in the PM.

Still riding high on the endorphins from 4:30pm today! #grit #lesmills #breakthroughwalls

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Thursday- BodyPump

Friday – 7 miles easy in the hotel gym

Saturday – 3.25 miles easy in the hotel gym

Total Mileage: 16.6

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!

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