Weekly Workouts: 2/8 – 2/14
Before we get to the workouts, Kara wanted to wish everyone a Happy Belated Valentines Day <3
Monday: Body Pump. Kara didn’t let me finish class this time… I had to leave halfway through to feed her. Bummer. At least we had some fun afterwards. Tummy time for the win!
Tuesday: .5m warm up/ .5m @ 7:30/ .5m rest/ .75m @ 7:30/ .5m rest/ 1m @ 7:30/ .5m rest/ 1.25m @ 7:30/ .5m cool down Did a semi speed workout on the treadmill. I know the rests (~9 min pace) are a little long. Maybe this week I’ll try this same run with quarter mile rests.
Wednesday: Body Pump and walk with friends. In the morning Todd watched Kara again, so I was able to get a full class in this time 🙂
Thursday: 8 miles @ 8:37 pace. I met my inspirational friend Jolene (she has 4 kids and is wicked fast!) up at the trail for some mid week outside miles. I told her I wouldn’t be able to talk much, if at all, pushing Kara, so she took over and pushed Kara in the BOB the whole way. We were able to get a good 8 miles in with Kara behaving the whole way 🙂 Wish I would’ve gotten a picture!
Friday: 4 miles @ 8:50 pace. Treadmill miles do this girls body good!
Saturday: Body Pump in the AM followed by watching the Olympic Marathon Trials in the afternoon. I seriously love the sport of running and didn’t look away from the TV the entire time… other than to play with my future marathoner 😉
The race was great and while I was disappointed that Kara Goucher didn’t make the team, I think that Amy, Shalane and Desi are an awesome trio and will do us proud in Rio. Amy and Shalane’s relationship is something that I envy and hope I can have one day.
Sunday: 12 miles @ 8:48 pace. I ended up meeting my friend Kristin at the trail. She had an 18 miler planned, so I joined her for 9 of those miles. We ran into one of our friends from the Y and ran a few miles with her, too. I’ve found that running with friends during this transition time for me has really helped. It’s humbling when running at over an 8:30 pace isn’t quite easy yet. It’s not hard, but it’s not effortless like it used to be and running with people gets my mind off of it.
Overall, it was a great week of workouts! For Valentines Day, my parents watched Kara and we had a sushi date like we always used to do after long runs 🙂 It was super yummy and Kara was great for Nana and Grandpa- aka Mr. Marshall.