I can’t believe it is almost August! Where has this summer gone? While I have been able to enjoy it, I still feel like I have so much more I want to do before the cool air reappears in Michigan!
I had to switch a few of my running days around due to my work schedule, so it will actually be 2 runs this week and 4 next. I am thankful that this training plan allows for such flexibility! My speed work went great again this week. I have been doing those runs on the treadmill, getting my legs used to the very fast pace.
Sunday, July 20 – Rest
Monday, July 21 – 30 minutes spin bike & 30 minutes arm strength training
Tuesday, July 22 – 3.5 mile speed work (1/4 mile warm up + 6×800 m + 1/4 mile cool down)
Wednesday, July 23 – Rest
Thursday, July 24 – MH 60 Crush & Burn Complexes
Friday, July 25 – 8 mile run
Saturday, July 26 – 30 minutes strength training
I had to cut my long run a few miles short since I had to get it done before work, but it was a really great run. Ever since my DNF, I have been struggling with the mental and physical (needing to take too many walk breaks) aspects of my longer runs. This was the first run where I finally felt back in control. My legs were strong enough to not take any breaks (aside from 2 very quick water stops) and keep a decent pace. While the humidity was still high, I felt like I was actually getting back to my normal running self!
I have a confession. Not once in my life, have I ever dreamed of being a Disney princess. Now, I realize many girls have. They love to dress up like the princesses. They love meeting the princesses in the parks. Good for them! Me? I would rather meet one of the Avengers or Han Solo. […]
What a week! This week left me exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically. However, I was happy that the physical exhaustion was due to some great runs! I had a great speed work session on the treadmill, bringing back the mental aspect of running faster. It’s even better when Beau is there to snuggle with me […]
If there is one area of my body that has bothered me for years, it is my thighs. I have since come to terms with the fact that it is a gene that has been passed along to me and to wear it with pride! After all, bigger thighs means STRONGER running legs! However, having […]
My new training plan is in full swing! I will say that only running 3 times this week really allows me to open up my cross training options. It’s been fun to choose between the spin bike, strength training and workout DVDs. I even got to take Beau on a walk in the beautiful weather! […]