Actual: kickboxing and 2.15 mile walk
I fought off a day long migraine on Monday by sleeping for the better part of the day. After I went to kickboxing I was still quite behind my daily goal of 12,000 steps with my fitbit. So I hopped on an open mill and walked.
|notice the lack of physical activity until 6:30pm|
Planned: RLRF workout
Actual: RLRF Workout - 1 mile warm up 6 x 800 (@4:34) 1:30 Recovery
I started at 5.0 for the warm up and increased by .2 every 2 minutes. I played with the machine a bit and figured that running at a 6.5 gave me the closest to a 4:34 for my 800s. Some of my 1:30 recoveries were closer to 2 minutes mostly because it made the math a lot easier to figure out. I felt pretty strong during it, both my lungs and my legs were cooperating I didn't do a huge cool down though because by the time I hit 5 miles I was SO ready to be done on the treadmill.
|intervals look awesome on Nike+ (ps are you on there ? find me Albanywayfarer!)|
Planned: 1 loop of the GLER Trail (7.75 miles)
Actual: 5 miles around Green Lakes
I posted about this run already, my friend AC and I got a bit lost, but I was able to see a good amount of the park. There was snow it was slow, but a run is a run.
A truly lazy day, I was still in Syracuse so a lot of sitting and visiting and then driving. I didn't mind one bit.
Planned: 15 Miles
Actual: 15 miles
This run was hard. I know I need to get better about fueling, which I think would help overall. I learned the valuable lesson of not eating salad as a pre run meal. Around mile 12 I had capped out, instead of quitting I walked for a bit, I was able to rally and finish running and keep my over all pace under 12 minutes.
Planned: Yoga/ Walk
Actual: Does walking around Sam Adams Brewery count?
I went to go visit a friend and dragged her/made her drive me to the Sam Adams Brewery where I had been dying to go for years. I've been a huge fan of their beers and was stoked to finally go. Definitely worth a visit. (it's free/2 dollars donation) and if you sit at the end of the tables there is enough extra beer to leave with a pleasant buzz. Other than that, not a whole lot of fitness related activities were going on, my friend is doing p90x so we both very much enjoyed some time on the couch.
Planned: Liver Lovers 5k
Actual: Liver Lovers 5k & Yoga
The whole point of my visit to Boston was for this race. Typically I don't travel so far for such short races but there was a good reason for it. I'll post more on that later. My legs still felt quite tired so I ditched the idea that maybe I could PR and used it as a shake out run. After driving home to Albany, taking an awesome nap on my teeny tiny love seat, I forced myself to do a short yoga video. I enjoyed it, I may even splurge and "buy" it. We'll see....
After 2 weeks of not really being impressed by my efforts, I am definitely proud of my week. I hope that since I had done my long runs only 4 days apart it might be part of the reason why my legs feel SO sore still.
Thankfully I am not traveling next week so I don't need to alter my long run & hopefully I can figure out a way to travel with water. Suggestions welcomed!