This week was all about mixing things up and having some fun. So I partied every night and drank myself into oblivion. Okay- not really. BUT-- I did have a fun week running 2 races, and running with partners a few times as well. When all is said and done, I'm pretty happy with this week.
Monday: 3.3 mile trail race (recap)
Tuesday: 10.04 mile run
Wednesday: 45 minutes elliptical
Thursday: 7 mile run with a friend
Saturday: 3.6 mile w/u-c/d run, 3.1 mile race, 40 minutes bike
Sunday: 18 mile run with Heather
Total Running Miles: 45
Total Cross Training: 85 minutes
Seeing as my goal was fun this week, I can safely say that I met that goal. Between the trail race Monday with John and friends, running with my friend Ben on Thursday, Racing a 5k Saturday (recap to come soon!), Working out with John, and doing my long with Heather to end the week---there was a whole lot of fun going on (and that doesn't even include the other fun that was non-workout related)
I don't normally run with people that often, running is my "me"time. BUT this week was exactly what I needed--less stress! It's weird looking at my week and seeing I only ran solo once (definitely not the norm!)
I only got about half of my planned cross training time in this week- I'm not going to stress about it because I had some awesome runs, and that is more important. BUT I want to focus on sticking to my goals this week for running AND cross training/core work.
John and I got to workout together twice this week- Monday's trail race, and Saturday he ran on treadmill while I biked next to him. I'm really happy his knees are on the road to recovery from surgeries, definitely nice to be able to do more active things together again.
3 weeks until Hollie, Heather and I are all together and get to meet up with Kristy and co. as well....let us know if you are running Rock and Roll Virginia Beach! :) This is one of my really happy thoughts!
|Our group at the mud run|
|Kicking my feet up after my 10 mile run on Tuesday|
|Celebratory Guinness Saturday night- if you follow me on twitter/IG you know why I was.|
..if not you'll find out in a few days :)
|After 18 miles relaxed by the lake, and apparently turned into a lobster without realizing until I got home.|
This coming weeks mileage will most likely end up being the same as this weeks- which is good...steady!
In order to make sure I get my core workouts in and cross training as planned...it's SCHEDULED in the calendar at set times. Making it like a meeting I can't miss!
I may or may not do my first 20 of this training cycle this week- it's supposed to be the following week, but based on schedules and such it might be smarter to do it this week. We will see!
I had my fun week---time to get to business this week. Focus on what I NEED to do, and focus on the basics to make sure this foundation I have built stays strong.
How was your week?
Best run/Worst Run?
How often do you run with others?