Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Sunday, January 31, 2016

D.O.A.P.: 11 weeks

Diary of a Prunner
 
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What an awesome running week! I'm feeling tremendously better but still have days when I feel very fatigued. You can see it in my pace on those days. I also think I have a better attitude this week because I haven't been stuck on the treadmill. I'm starting to get over my fear of committing to runs with friends because I may or may not be able to keep up. I just make sure I know the area or route so that I have the option of slowing down if I need to.

I met my mileage goal again this week and ended with 42.8 miles. This also marks the end of January so I had to add up my monthly mileage. I was shocked at how many miles I ran this month. I ran a whopping:

I couldn't believe it. I mean, I ran 180+ miles seven of twelve months last year and I was marathon training all year. Maybe I'm just trying to make up for what I won't be able to do in my near future!

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1/25/16: 5 miles, 8:39 average pace, treadmill. This would have been a perfect day to run outside! I was so used to packing for the gym that I didn't think to pack outdoor running clothes. There was no way I was running in shorts and short sleeve! I had to settle for the mill which motivated me to stop before I needed to! I just did a progressive run starting at 6.7 mph and ending at 7.3 mph.
1/26/16: REST. I realized that Monday was my 6th day in a row of running. That's usually a sin in Lisa's running bible. I know a bunch of people who can do it but my body can't handle it when I'm training for a race. I can't believe my pregnant body allowed me to do it! (of course, I'm not training for a race so that might be the difference...easier miles!)
1/27/16: 6.04 miles, 8:15 average pace. I think I might call this my speed work for the week! LOL. Also, 3:50 a.m. wake up call?! Shoot me. It was nice to have Marion, Dani, and Karen this morning. They really motivated me. The first couple miles were rough but I finally found my stride and was actually very comfortable! NO NAUSEA AT ALL!!! It was an amazing feeling. Hoping to have more days like this in my future.
[Karen, Me, Dani, Marion]
1/28/16: 7 miles, 9:03 average pace. My only goal today was to run as many of the Dublin inclines as I could in 7 miles. I found one crazy person who could meet me at 4:45 a.m. to get it done. Thanks, Megan! We got off to a slow start...complaining about it being cold and windy. Somehow we managed our slowest miles going downhill! That's a little backwards!! We found our stride the last 4 miles and ended with some 8:40's and 8:50's.
1/29/16: 11 miles, 8:54 average pace. Y'all, this was so tough. I ran the first 8 miles solo. It was so chilly and windy. I was bundled up except for my face. It was frozen. I had no idea it snowed overnight. It wasn't a lot but enough to put a thin layer on the sidewalks and trails. The areas without the snow were pretty slick. I was a very cautious runner today. I honestly don't know how I made it up the hills. I felt like a snail. I averaged just 9:09 min/mile for this section of my run. Thank goodness Christine joined me for my last three. Because of her, my average snuck under 9 minutes. We averaged 8:15 for our last three, sneaking in a sub 8 mile. The girl killed me! I left this run feeling discouraged. I was happy with the ending but frustrated that I felt so awful. Happy that I finally ran more than 10 miles but annoyed that it took all that I could give to get it done.
Sweat: The girl who kicked my a$$.
1/30/16: 8.17 miles, 8:20 average pace. I loved everything about this run! I met Dani and Marion for a pre grub run (we met with some friends for calories at Be Fit Café afterwards). Since I felt so awful yesterday, I assumed today wouldn't be any better. I took my chances anyway. I just made sure I sort of knew the route in case I needed to back off a bit. I was shocked at how great I felt the first couple of miles...that's usually when I struggle the most. It was a bit windy in the beginning but the sun was shining beautifully! The further we ran, the better I felt. I was a new person today. We had some solid splits [8:30, 8:23, 8:38, 8:23, 8:17, 8:01, 8:11, 8:13]. I got a little emotional when we were finished. I mean, it felt SO easy. I was just stunned about the difference that I felt from the day before. NEVER LET ONE WORKOUT DEFINE YOU!!!
My people. [Me, Theresa, Dani, Amanda, Marion, Jackie]
1/31/16: 5.58 miles, 8:42 average pace. Odd distance, I know, but I wanted to make my monthly miles an even number. I'm not anal about numbers or anything. I ran 3.58 solo with the thought that my beagle would be able to run 2 miles with me. I ended up doing only one mile with her. She was just too wild for me. Her sniffer was stronger than her desire to run. She's historically a great running partner but we haven't done it in a while. Guess I'll have to retrain the pooch. One more thing: SHORTS! It was 56 degrees! Quite windy, but I was sweating in shorts!!!
You know it's a good day when you get to wear shorts and a tee. I'm just glad I didn't pass out and have to get rescued because my legs could have used a razor.
 
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There's a bump...promise!
How Far Along: 11 weeks, 4 days
 
What Baby Boo Deux is Up To: Pretty boring this week. Apparently it's the size of a fig which means absolutely nothing to me.
 
Weight Gain: I actually haven't been to the gym to weigh myself. We have no scale at home. I feel like I've gained some weight!
 
Symptoms: Same stuff with decreased intensity. I did start taking B6 more often this week so that might be helping with some of my nausea.
 
Cravings/Aversions: We had Pizza Hut Friday night. I'm not a huge fan of their pizza but I LOVE their breadsticks and pasta. It tasted so good to me that I've been wanting it everyday.
 
Coming Up: Next appointment on Feb 9th.
 

2 comments:

  1. What a great week of running, especially for being 11 weeks pregnant. I remember being so fatigued during the first trimester, that pushing myself out the door was sometimes harder than running itself was.

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    1. Thank you! I've had a rough road up to this point. I felt such relief (for the most part) this week.

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