Week in Review: Feb 26-March 4

We’re getting close to spring break and all the fun races! I’m changing up my race calendar though. I’ll have a post up tonight about the BIG changes in my fitness routine that are coming as soon as I cross the finish line at the Nashville half!

But for now, here’s a peak at what I did this past week:

Sunday – Rest day.

Monday – 7 miles total this morning. The plan called for 2x (6×400) w/ 90 sec RI and 2.5 min recovery between sets. Ended at 6.82 and decided to continue easy to 7. Beautiful sunny morning enjoying the view! The first set was more accurate as far as splits were concerned (goal was 8:14 pace or 2:03 time). Definitely feeling it by the time the second set came around.

Tuesday – Biked 50 minutes (10 minutes easy, 20 tempo, 5 easy, 10 temp, 5 easy). Instead of walking on the treadmill, I went downtown and walked 3 miles. Did 3 x 1 minute planks.

Wednesday – Rainy and foggy day called for 8 miles on the treadmill (Plan: 1 easy, 6 at 9:38 LT, 1 easy). Since there wasn’t a 9:38 option on the treadmill, I ran the first 4 of the LT section at 9:40, and the last 2 at 9:31 to average out to 9:37 pace.ย 

Thursday – Rest day. I reintroduced cashews into my diet and had a bad reaction. Felt like I had zero energy along with the GI issues ๐Ÿ˜ต. Those are staying on the avoid list!

Friday – Ran 12 miles at 9:51 pace. 10 miles were hills (5 up, 5 down) and 2 flat at the end. 600ft total gain.

I went into this run with a few strikes against me: little to no sleep Thursday, I didn’t get enough water Thursday, and the obvious…8 degree real feel temps are not easy to move in. It was so cold I couldn’t feel my face or behind the entire run ๐Ÿ˜‚. But, the sun at least made it pretty outside and I’m pleased with how this run went.

Saturday – Biked 40 minutes (20 easy, 10 tempo, 10 easy). Walked 3 miles on the treadmill. No picture from workout today, but we took our daughter to Disney on Ice this afternoon. Here’s a pic from that ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Seeing the Disney on Ice show got me ย excited to go back in a few years! We are already planning a trip back for when Toy Story Land opens ๐Ÿ˜ƒ…and more importantly meeting my Insta-running bff! Have you been to Disney World? What’s your favorite park and attraction?

Week in Review: Jan. 1-7

Anyone else super excited for 2017?! Last year my focus was on getting that marathon PR, and this year it’s on the half marathon. I’m working my way to a sub-2 hour half. Although I thinkย realistically it’s not in the cards this year, I still want to make some big strides in knocking my time down to get closer to that time. It’s a journey and a process! I’m just learning to love it ๐Ÿ˜Š. Check out my Goals + Race Schedule for 2017 for more details.

Last week was a bit of a week off (I only ran 2x and they were short runs). I got sick, along with my husband and kiddo too. I got scared as I felt it moving to my chest, but then it was back to my throats and then nose. It was all over the place…I was a mess! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m feeling loads better now.

Here’s a peak at week 1 of 2017!

Sunday (1) – Ran 3.1 miles in 25:35 (8:15 pace) ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. That’s my fastest 5k on a treadmill ever. I’m looking forward to doing a time trial this spring when there isn’t snow and ice! Planked: 2 minutes.

Monday (2) – 40 minutes on the bike trainer and a long walk on the beach and boardwalk. Planked: 2:11.

Tuesday (3) – So siiiiick. This has got to be the strangest cold ever. One day it feels like it’s moving to my chest, the next it’s in my throat, then to nose, and back to chest. It’s irritating being sick! Planked: 2:14.

Wednesday (4) – Planked 2:16. Another Rest day. ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿค’

Thursday (5) – Started feeling better! Ran 3.1 miles outside and got to test out my Yaktrax, Shoe Hoodies, and Lumo Run sensor. Both the yaktrax and the shoe hoodies worked amazingly, and I enjoyed using the Lumo Run sensor. I’m excited to see if I can really change my form using the product. Planked 2:25.

Friday (6) – Ran 7 miles on the treadmill and tested out my Lumo Run sensor again. Worked on improving my cadence and nailed the target cadence! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Planked 2:00. I could feel my back starting to lower, so I stopped. I’d say it’s better to maintain good form than continue with poor form. I’m also coming to the realization that I will not always move up in time every single day. It’s a journey and a process to get to that 5 min. goal!ย 

Saturdayย (7) – Up and on the bike at 5:30am! Not the norm for me, but I got in 10 miles before I had to hop off to get ready for one last (late) holiday party. Planked 2:40.

Did you set any fitness goals for 2017? What are you most looking forward to this year (fitness related)? I think I’m most excited to see how I do at the Gazelle Girl Half and I’m excited to just have a good time in Nashville again! ๐Ÿ˜Š