Another week in the bank! It's a cutback week meaning fewer miles, thus providing a bit of a rest for the old bod. Ready for the exciting recap? Great! Here it is:
Week 8: April 2-8
Easy Run As Follows:
Warm up walking 5-10 min at brisk pace
Easy run of 4 miles at 11:34 min
Cool down with brisk walk of 5-10 min
4.01 miles, 10:21 pace. Nice and easy run!
Interval Run As Follows:
Warm up with 1 mile at 11:34 pace
Run 2 miles at 9:40 pace. Recover 1 mile at 11:30. Run 1 mile at 8:50-9:10 min pace.
Cool down with brisk walk 5-10 min
Mile 1 - 11:34
Miles 2 & 3 - 9:40
Mile 4 - 11:34
Mile 5 - 8:41 Do you see this? An ENTIRE mile at 8:41!!! And it felt GREAT!
Walked with Jane 2.29 miles as well.
Core work. 45 push-ups, 20 crunches, 20 reverse crunches, 20 bicycle crunches, 20 reverse crunches, 10 plank reps, 20 hip thrusts, 20 pendulums. So far it's not getting any easier.
|The husband's toes in his ice bath AFTER he ran 11 miles|
in the cold rain. He's pretty badass.
And I KNEW he'd learn to love ice baths.
3 Miles Easy Run as Follows WU w/5-10 minutes of brisk walking
Run 3 miles at 11:34-12:34 pace.
Cool down with 5-10 min brisk walk.
workout note: Very early start to the day and I wasn't sure I was going to have the energy to run in the evening so I kept track of how much time I spent walking during the day. Good thing too, because I was exhausted at the end of the day. Not sure how many miles but I know I walked for 33 minutes!
workout note: walked 2.58 miles with Jane
Long Run as Follows:
WU for 1 mile at 12:34 pace
Run 8 miles at 11:34-12:34 min
Run last mile at 10:13 min pace
Cool down with brisk walk for 5-10 minutes
I slept in, had some coffee, read the paper, folded laundry and just generally took my sweet time getting ready for my run. I finally got my ass in gear, got all suited up and headed out the door......and it was raining. Pouring rain, actually. And about 42 degrees out. No thank you. I turned my wussy ass around, changed into shorts and tank and headed to the treadmill.
I did my warm up just fine and started on mile 2 but quickly got bored so I was switching up the pace the entire time, going anywhere from 8:30 (yes, 8:30!!!) to 11:32 and finished the last two miles at 9:50. So all in all I think it was a good run. But I felt pretty wussy since the husband braved the rain for his 11 mile run.
workout note: Had to get those final 3 miles in from Thursday's missed run (and to combat the calories consumed in an amazing Easter brunch along with all those yummy mini-eggs and jelly beans I've been eating all day), so Jane and I headed out for a quick run. Gorgeous weather tonight! It was a lovely run. 3.04 miles at 10:04 pace.
Miles planned: 22
Miles run: 22.04
Miles walked: 4.87+
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!