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Monday, October 1, 2012

The One Where I Went Running At 4:30 In The Morning (My Weekly Workout Posts & Link-Up)

This week my workouts were a bit crazy….
Week 13 (Sept 24-30)
3 miles

Body pump + yoga

5 pace

4 miles easy

6.4 miles

16 miles

15 miles

Walked dogs 1.75 miles + at home workout
26.5 miles

On Monday I actually found the strength to get out and do almost 4 miles. I was only going to do 3 but I took a wrong turn and ended up with 3.75 miles for the night. It felt good that I was able to get that done post race (which you can read about here if you missed it)

Tuesday, well Tuesday I skipped my planned workout and took a rest day to spend some time with Alex, I felt really guilty about it too but that’s something I’m going to work on.

Wednesday, yea that also didn’t happen. I don’t want to talk about that.

Thursday I got in a great 6.4 mile run which was exactly what I needed. The weather was nice and I thoroughly enjoyed every step of this run.

Friday was a PLANNED rest day.

Then Saturday I was extra crazy and due to a scheduling conflict I had to get up at 4 am so that I could be running by 4:30 am. I had 16 miles to do and needed to be done by 7:30 so I could leave my house by 8, phew, even that makes me tired, let alone the actual running of the 16 miles. Anyways, I only got 15 miles in because I wasn't keeping the pace I had hoped for. I was a little slower than I thought I would be and then at mile 11 I had some stomach issues and had to stop and make a detour to the bathrooms, thankfully one was close but that still took a few minutes off my time. I finished 15 miles in 3:04 for the day and I definitely would have gotten my 16 in if only I had had an extra 10-12 minutes to spare, but I was already pushing it!

Sunday instead of the elliptical I took my dogs out for a 1.75 mile walk since the weather was so nice and then I did an at home workout:
3 sets for time of
25 squats
15 tricep dips
20 alternating lunges
15 manly pushups
25 crunches
I finished 3 circuits in 13:44.

Here’s what’s on the agenda this week for workouts:
Week 14 (Oct 1-7)
Body pump + yoga
6 pace
10 miles + walk at State Fair all day
24 miles

I’m currently training for the Dallas Marathon on December 9th and this is week 14 of a 23 week plan that I am following. You can find the plan in its entirety on my Unlikely Training Page and just know that sometimes I modify a few things from week to week. For example tonight I would usually run, I love my Monday night runs, it helps me get in the groove for the week, but I am going to an event with my mom and sister tonight so I doubt I will get a workout in. If it doesn't go late I may hit up the gym but I’m going to go ahead and say it probably won’t happen.

I also want to mention that I finished off September with 95 miles of running!! That’s the most miles I've ever logged in a single month!

I hope you all have a great day and go link up your weekly workouts!


armyamy said...

95 miles in one month is baller! Congrats! Looks like your training is right on track. The Dallas Marathon has a special place in my heart. (Back when it was the DWRM in 2010, it was my first full. And I walked the half last year with my mom.) I'm bummed that I won't get to do it this year. I'm kind of curious about the route changes. I'm excited to follow your training!*

meghan said...

You did awesome! Congrats on hitting 95 miles in September! That's crazy!! I think I'll get up that high maybe December? You're doing so well! I feel like you're ahead of your training schedule. And that's pretty dedicated to get up at 4:30 to run what you know you wouldn't get in otherwise. I feel like not everyone would have been that dedicated. Nice job!!

everydaylivingpnw said...

Look at you all early morning and such...good job on that! I have trouble with mornings but will be my only option considering I am home so late after work...keep it up!

Crystal said...

Wow. Way to be on the 4am run. I think I could only do that if I went to bed at like 7pm the night before. haha!

Great job with the high mileage September. You'll be hitting triple digits in October probably.

KatSnF said...

Wow girl! You're a beast! In the nicest way ;)

Rain said...

95 miles is a lot! Nice job!