Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Monday, April 10, 2017

HWGA: Weird Week

Here We Go Again
James is loving baseball lately.

This week was so weird with the weather. We started out with some warm days, and followed that up with a cold front that included rain, snow and heavy wind. The crap weather went away for the weekend and allowed for some bright sunny days. It's amazing what a little sun can do to your mood! I started decreasing my mileage this week in prep for my marathon, but kept in some speed work and race pace miles. I had another solid week even though the body wasn't feeling amazing during every run.
  • 4/3: 6.28 miles, 8:09/mile. When two friends haven't seen each other in a while and want to catch up during an easy 6 miler. Ha!!! So...went a little fast but didn't realize how fast until we finished. I had a race pace run planned for Wednesday, so I decided this would replace it!
    I decided to register for the CRC Advanced Training Team this week. I like the idea of friendly team competition. Go Westerville!
  • 4/4: 2.3 cycling miles, 10:09; Glut rehab/shoulder workout. I knew my leggies needed a break after my weekend running and accidental race pace run. I went to the gym and warmed up on the bike before lifting.
  • 4/5: 8.01 miles, 9:05/mile. This morning was rough! My body felt fine, but I was so sleepy. The company was good, per usual, but we were all complaining about not feeling it.
    Roop doing some squats while waiting on daddy.
  • 4/6: REST. I'm not really sure what happened this day. I just know Garmin told me I did nothing.
    I REALLY wish I could sleep that hard.
  • 4/7: 14 miles, 8:43/mile. What the crap is up with the weather?! I spontaneously decided to register for a 5k which meant trying to get my long run completed on Friday. I had the time to do it, but the weather was shotty. I reluctantly decided to run on the treadmill. Fortunately, I had some friends to meet up with at The Y. Thanks to Marion and Dani, I only had 4 solo treadmill miles instead of 14! For this workout, I tested out a strategy for my upcoming race. I typically try to run even paces during races, but I was inspired by Amanda to try out the following pattern: break the marathon into 5x5 miles running 8:25, 8:20, 8:15, 8:10, and 8:05. Then  run as fast as I can for the last 1.2+ miles. I tested out one cycle of this after a three mile warm up. Unfortunately, I had to go to the bathroom BAD after 6 miles. I made it to 8 miles so that I could finish the cycle before using the restroom. Afterwards, I just didn't feel like trying the cycle again. I just opted to finish comfortably for the remaining 6 miles.
    Friday fun!
  • 4/8: 2.01 stroller miles, 9:20/mile. I needed to test out the stroller since I hadn't run with it in a LONG time. I took James to meet up with Meg for her shakeout run. We followed up with donuts from Schneider's!
    It was a chilly morning, but it was worth getting some Schneider's!

    Silly Meg.
  • 4/9: 1 mile stroller warm up, 10:22/mile; 3.1 stroller miles, 7:47/mile; Hatha Yoga Class, 1 hour. Roop turned 8 months old and we ran the Choo Choo 5k in Westerville! I'll type out a race report later.
    This was somewhere after or near mile 2. Gorgeous day for a race!
My race gave me a little confidence boost. I've really struggled with getting my speed back postpartum, but the race gave me hope that I can get it back...eventually.

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