This week was a good week of training. Although I am getting to that place where I do have to be careful to keep doing all the little things (stretching, rolling, strength, icing) to make sure I stay healthy and the wheels don’t fall off.
I definitely indulged in whatever I wanted this entire weekend; drinks, treats, french fries, ect. The thing I always try to keep in mind is that these foods are not “scarce.” I can really have them any time I wanted, and just because it is my birthday doesn’t mean I should feel the need to eat until I’m sick. That said, if I do overeat, I just move on the next day and don’t worry about restricting calories to “make up for it.”
Monday was 7 miles easy at 8:57 average. Then I went to the gym and finished with a workout from @madeline_moves:
- 30 wall balls
- 12 spider push ups
- 20 sit to jump ups
- 12 bicep curl to press
- 12 burpees
- 5 min stair master (level 13, 14, 15) – This gym didn’t have an empty stairmaster, so I swapped this for 10 plyo jumping lunges.
Tuesday was a quality workout: 2 miles warm up, 5 cutdown miles – goal was to start with 8:10-8:15, cutdown 5-10 seconds per mile, 2 miles cool down. The actual paces I hit for the cutdown were much more aggressive than was intended: 8:09/7:53/7:43/7:34/7:17. My GPS was bouncing around I couldn’t tell what the pace actually was, so I finally gave up worrying about it too much and just pushed a little harder each mile. That makes me feel good about my fitness level! 9 miles total at 8:22 average.
Wednesday was 6 recovery miles at 9:02 average. I went to the gym afterward:
- SS3X: 10 weighted squats & 20 banded lateral steps
- SS3X: 10 sumo deadlifts & 10 side lunges
- SS3X: 10 curtsy lunges & 15 clam shells each side
- SS3X: 30 mountain climbers & 15 lat raises
- SS3X: 12 bent over rows & 15 standing upright rows with barbell
Thursday I swam 4000 yards in my fastest time yet 1:51/100 yards (or 1:13:57)! I was very happy with that. It used to take me that long to swim 3000 yards.
Friday was 7 easy miles at 8:51 average. It was muggy and foggy out, although still cool enough for a long sleeve shirt, so I guess I won’t complain. I ran to the gym after and finished with:
- 3 rounds
- 10/10 seated pistols
- 12 pike push ups
- 10 burpees
- 10 shoulder tap push ups
- SS3X: 20/20 Bulgarian split squats, 20 lying leg lifts, 15/15 side plank crunch
- SS3X: 15 shoulder press & 15 alt bicep curls
- SS3X: 15 chest press & 15 tricep dips
Saturday was my long run, and I had an easy 16 on the schedule. I was tempted to run 18 miles (29 kilometers) for my 29th birthday the next day, but I ultimate decided that wasn’t smart and just stuck to the plan.
Before I left I had an english muffin with peanut butter and Enjoy Life chocolate chips & coffee with collagen and 2% milk. I filled up a hand held water bottle with plain water and grabbed a Huma Plus gel as well.
Per my usual on this route, the first 5 miles felt hard (they are pretty hilly), once I got through those though, I felt in the groove again and the rest went by quickly and smoothly.
And I got faster in the last part of the run which is a testament to why going out slow on race day is a smart move!
After I got home I got straight to using my compression boots. They aren’t the fanciest, but they work and I love them!
Friday night my folks came to visit and I cooked dinner for everyone (note the salt on those fries LOL).
Any my mom made me delicious cupcakes! They were SO good. The candles were a fire hazard and we didn’t even use 29…that means I’m getting old!
Saturday night we went out to dinner. First we went to a cool Mexican restaurant for some guacamole, ceviche and a margarita.
Then to another restaurant for dinner. John and I split/shared a burger and roasted chicken, and we had the tastiest Pinot Noir ever.
I posted a pic of my outfit and got lots of questions about where everything was from, so I am linking it all here!
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