After a few months of no training recaps, I’ve decided to bring these recaps back in a weekly format. Similar to the way so many of my readers love reading Day in The Life posts, I love reading other blogger’s training recaps. Often they provide me with inspiration and ideas for my own workouts. Hopefully these weekly training recaps will help keep me on track while also providing you with a little insight into my workouts. Instead of focusing it on a race or certain event, I will merely do weekly training recaps throughout the year, regardless of whether I’m just staying in shape or training for a specific race.
As a reminder, I have the following races on my calendar, which explains why I’m working with Jes and focused on my running right now!
Maple Leaf Half Marathon in Manchester, Vermont – September 11th
New Balance Reach the Beach Relay Race in New Hampshire – September 18th – 19th
NYRR Bronx 10 Mile Race in Bronx, New York – September 27th
Brooklyn Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Brooklyn, New York – October 10th
Savannah Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Savannah, Georgia – November 7th
So, like I said, just a little bit of running to do in the next two months. My goal is to finish the race season feeling strong both from a running perspective and strength perspective. My goal is to do one yoga class and two strength workouts in addition to my weekly runs while also allowing for at least one recovery day.
August 24th – August 30th 2015 Training Recap
Monday: I didn’t start the week off well as this became an unintentional rest day due to after work moving trips to and from Manhattan to bring things from our temporary apartment to our new apartment.
Tuesday: 5 mile easy run through Carroll Gardens and Columbia Street river front
Wednesday: I clearly need to review my workouts before going to bed because without enough coffee I can’t keep track of anything. I thought our speed workout was 1.5 mile warm-up then 4 400 repeats followed by a 1.5 mile cool down which seemed shorter than expected but still left me wanting to hurl by the final repeat (7:40, 7:01, 7:18, 7:03). But, it turns out we were supposed to do 4 800 repeats. No wonder Jess warned me not to run the repeats too fast. I stretched things out in the afternoon with another great yoga class at Tangerine Hot Power Yoga in Brooklyn. This was my second class in so many weeks and I really appreciate the number of adjustments the teachers make to the students during class.
Thursday: 6 AM Fhitting Room class with Julia & Ben
Friday: 4-mile easy run
Saturday: A wonderful 10-mile run which felt challenging as we were faced with constant rolling hills through Brooklyn and Prospect Park but wonderful when I saw our final average pace of 9:29.
Sunday: In theory this was a rest day but in reality it felt like a stair and strength workout after 8-hours of unpacking and organizing our home.
Your turn: What race are you most excited about this Fall?