Monday, April 13, 2015

Week in Review!

I'm planning to do these Sunday evenings, but this weekend was just nuts and haven't gotten into a blogging routine just yet!

Monday [cross training] On every training plan I've ever followed, Monday is always cross-training.  Did some yoga, stretching and foam rolling at home and more importantly, I put stamps on our wedding invitations and mailed those suckers out!

Tuesday [5 miles //7:51 pace//]
First day of the taper.  I always welcomethe taper, but by the end of the week, I’m trying to figure how I can possibly survive the next 2 WEEKS.  It’s torture, #thestruggleisreal.  I also had my first visit to a new chiropractor who uses the graston technique.  Dr. Kelly at East Greenbush Chiropractic is AMAZING! So happy I found him! I left feeling like a million bucks.

Wednesday [8 miles //8:16]
I am currently a member of the Oiselle Flock and every week on Strava they put out a new workout of the week (WOW) It’s tough! Always a challenge and always awesome! This week’s WOW was:
Warm up: 15 min easy jog
4 x 15 second strides (with full rest)
10 min @ Marathon Pace (MP)  
((3 min rest - light jog)) 
10 min @ Threshold Pace (T) 
((3 min rest - light jog)) 
5 min@ Slightly faster than Threshold Pace  
((3 min rest - light jog))
6 x 30 second strides (with full rest)
Cool down: 10 min easy jog

Thursday [5 miles//8:23 pace//]
Nothing special, definitely was feeling the months and weeks of training. Just a little tired and legs felt heavy.  I did some core and strengthening and also managed to pull something around my hip area (or I honestly might be imagining it #phantomtaperpains).  This was the day I also created and put up my first blog post! (< - - - you can read it here!) ANNNNNNNNNND than I received an email that my guaranteed entry for the Chicago Marathon was accepted!! Here we come Chiacago!! #bucketlist

Friday [rest day!] I did some stretching and foam rolling and that’s basically it.  We received our first wedding gift and I was a little excited about it.  I put up my 2nd blog post about my absolute  favorite things at the moment. 

Saturday [4 miles//7:29 pace//] I just received the Meter Tights and Go Tank from Oiselle and wanted to test them on a run. The tights have the most gorgeous detail on them and are so comfortable.  I read reviews that you should size down due to the tights slipping mid run.  I usually wear a small/4 in Oiselle everything, but have a few size xsmall/2 in their tights and they fight great.  They did feel a little loose, but that wouldn’t keep me from wearing them on more runs.   Saturday was also my bridal shower!! I am still in awe of all the hard work that my MOH, bridesmaids, mom and MOL did.  It was Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed and absolutely perfect.  Once I have the pictures back I’ll do a separate post about it.  When then had a fun dinner at the Gingerman in Albany with friends!  I had a long run planned the next day, so stuck with a grilled chicken salad with avocado.  

My beauteous mom at my shower! Hi Mom!

Fiance and I

Sunday [ZERO] My plan called for 12 miles and I originally planned to wake up early and get them in before I had to a friend’s wedding shower that afternoon.  We stayed out late (for me at least, it was 11:00 on a Saturday by the time I went to bed) and when my alarm went off, I felt like my body needed the extra sleep.  Instead of leaving for my run when I woke back up, I decided I needed to spend some time with my fiance and make us waffles in my new waffle iron I got as a wedding gift! It was going to be gorgeous when  I got home from the shower, so I pushed it off until then.  I headed to the bridal shower at 1 and when I got home around 3:30, we headed out in the beautiful sunshine, put the top down in the car and went to get our first soft serve cone of the year! Our weeks and weekends have been crazy and I missed T… time with him is always most important.   We did some grocery shopping and by the time we got home, I was exhausted from the  busy week and weekend.  I plan to run the12 miles after work today, and if for some reason it doesn't happen, I’m not stressed about it all.  I've put in tons of work, I haven’t missed one training day and at this point, this one run will not change anything.  

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! What was the best thing you did!?

Have you ever skipped a workout and felt guilty about it?  Sometime it's inevitable, but  I do feel guilty and always find a way to make it up (i.e., waking up at 3:00 am on Monday morning to get a 20 miler in on the treadmill before work at 8:30) 

Happy Monday! 

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