My legs felt pretty tired and sore from spin class the day before but it felt good to loosen them up. I stayed in the same left corner I was in last week and was surrounded by many of the same people, which made it fun.
Planned: 3 mile run
Actual: 3.38 run
I felt pretty strong on the treadmill. I started at 5.1 instead of the 5.0 from last week. (small changes) and maintained that pace until I reached 2.5 miles. Then I increased by .1 until I reached 6.0 which resulted in 3.38 miles. I'm not anywhere near being able to run at my 10 minute or sub 10 minute pace right now, but I didn't want to die when I ran it for a minute, so it's not the furthest thing away.
Planned: Spin Class
Actual: Walked 2.5 miles
I am not a morning exerciser. But I know that getting a bike in the afternoon spin classes is tough. Most people stand and wait for 30+ minutes to get a bike. Instead of standing in line I thought it would be easier to get into the spin class at 5:30 am. I managed to get myself to the gym by 5:15 but I wasn't early enough to get a bike. Since I was already there I did the walk that I had planed for Sunday. I walked 2.57 miles before heading back home to start my day.
Planned: Run 4 miles
After a wild day at school (valentines day is way more popular than Halloween) I went directly to the gym to knock out my four mile run. As soon as I started walking to warm up, I realized how dead my legs felt. I started to jog and felt like I was dragging a rhinoceros. I did the mental play back and realized that I hadn't taken a rest day. Rather than torture myself, I hopped off and went home.
Actual: Run 4 miles
After skipping my run the day before I wasn't sure if I would have time to fit it in on Friday. I went into work for a few hours (Professional Development day) and then had a few errands to complete before making my flight to Florida. Thankfully I got everything done with plenty of time. I made my way over to The Crossings and notsogracefully changed in my car before heading out. I felt pretty comfortable. The second mile was slower than the rest because I went off the bike path where there was still a lot of crunchy snow and ice but kept within the 11:00s for 3 miles. My last mile ended up being 10:50. Hello negative split ! and a big hello to the 10s, I quickly changed in my car again and headed off to the airport and Florida.
Planned: Long Run 5 miles
Actual: 13 mile bike ride (beach cruiser)
So I didn't actually get a spin class in this week, but I did get a bike ride. It was my dad's birthday so he and I went for a ride around the neighborhood. I borrowed my moms bike which is a beach cruiser so it required a little more effort to move around than a spin bike.
Planned: Walk 2.5 / Yoga
Actual: Long Run 5 miles
I wrote about it here with pictures & all. But the shortened version It was a good run, it was windy but flat and my average pace was 11:00 (wohoo!)
|More miles this week, more time, and lower pace!|
Overall another successful training week. I worry that my mileage is way too low but I'm hoping I'm making up for some of it with the walking, biking, and kickboxing.