It’s funny how quick Friday seems to come when I do this weekly post. Maybe it’s just because I get to sit down and reflect on the week for a moment. I’ve been thinking a lot this week. About goals and plans. Not just fitness ones, but life ones, too. But I’m not going to get deep on you. Let’s talk fitness.
Saturday – rest day. Wait, what? Yep, I didn’t run on Saturday. Because…….
Sunday – Little Miami 10 Miler. I joined our local running club back in February and they have random races that are free for members. This was one of them, so I wanted to put my membership to good use and take advantage of a free race. I had 12 on the schedule, but I figured 10 at race pace would be good enough. Or I could just do two more after the race. My goal finish time was 1:35 to be my last 10 mile run. Thankfully my super awesome (and super speedy) running buddy, Karen said she would stick with me the whole way. Not only did she stick with me, but she was a great cheerleader and motivator. Our actual finish time? 1:29:24 (8:56 min/mile). That exceeded my expectations! #prrun I love having fast running friends!!
Monday – 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes strength training. I missed my favorite class at the Y because I had to take my little Pumpkin to preschool registration!
Tuesday – 3.75 interval miles with the stroller (9:01 min/mile over all). I was supposed to do 12 x 400m repeats (8:00 min/mile) with one long recovery in the middle. Unfortunately the wind was something fierce that day and it was a struggle. Especially with the added resistance of the stroller. But I was still happy with the overall pace.
Wednesday – CSI (cardio, strength and intervals) Phew! This was a tough class! We do a little something different every week and every week it’s a butt kicker. Just the way I like it!
Thursday – it rained. All day. I was forced inside for my longest treadmill run. I’ve never been a fan of treadmill running. And I’m not totally opposed to running in the rain. I’ve done it many times. But I would have been stroller pushing, so I asked Pumpkin what she wanted to do and she said go to the Y. So I hopped on the treadmill and ran 6 miles, then restarted it and ran another. The treadmill cuts you off at 60 minutes. And I needed 1:06:16 (9:28 min/mile). 1 easy, 2 (9:13), 1 easy, 2 (9:13), 1 easy.
Today I took a rest day. I thought about going to yoga at the Y, but Pumpkin really wanted to hang out with momma and I can’t say no. And I had slept on my arm funny so my shoulder was bothering me, so it wasn’t hard to convince myself to sit the day out.
I’ve got a long run on tap for tomorrow (8 miles) and I’m hoping to keep working on that speed. My goal for Indy Mini was 2:10, but based on my training plan I should come in around 2:05. But Sunday’s run really got me thinking. If I could keep that pace up for 3.1 more I would be sub-2:00. I’m also afraid to push too hard because I don’t want to get injured. So, I am looking for a half marathon PR, but I don’t know if I will be adjusting my goal. I’ve got time. To keep running and thinking.
How is your spring training coming along?