Ugh Monday again?
We had a really nice weekend (WHY IS IT STILL COLD, so freaking over it)! On Saturday we celebrated Lily’s second birthday and on Sunday we spent some time with family and then went to an Easter egg hunt at our friends’ house! It was really fun but I wish it had been a little warmer so Jennie cold have stayed outside for more than 10 minutes at a time!
This past week was pretty intense in terms of training. I ran the most miles since the week of April 15, 2013 LOL. My legs are tired (but in a good way) and I am seeing results and that is really motivating.
3/23/15-3/29/15 (Week 8 of NJ Half Training)
M: 10 min hip strength
T: 7.5 mi run (2 mi warmup, 4 mi @ 8:13, 1 mi @ 7:30, 0.5 mi cooldown)
W: 8 mi speedwork (2 mi warmup, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mi, 800m, 400m, 200m, 2 mi cooldown – jogged 0.15 mi between each interval)
I looked at this workout in the morning and thought about it all day. I was nervous. That night, before I walked into the gym, I sat in my car and gave myself a pep talk. I realized the treadmill would have to go up pretty high for some of the shorter intervals. I’ve fallen off a treadmill just walking so high speeds are scary.
I was nervous walking into the gym and still nervous during the warmup. I dove right in and I got through the workout without incident. This was definitely the hardest workout of the training cycle (so far) but I did it (at the paces in the picture). I built it up as something that was scary and seemingly impossible but it ended up being all right. I need to work on not psyching myself out.
F: 6.2 mi run (2 mi warmup, 4 mi @ 8:40), 10 min hip strength, 15 min leg strength
S: 13.5 mi run (9:40 avg)
Su: 90 min hot yoga (absolutely amazing class that has changed my practice forever, will write a post about it soon)
Totals: 35.2 mi run, 35 min strength, 90 min yoga
I am really loving this training cycle and the fun/scary workouts. Have you ever had a workout scare you? What type of workout was it?