Tuesday: 21.75 mile long run
Wednesday: 31 minutes Elliptical, 15 minutes Core/strength training
Thursday: 6.2 easy miles
Friday: 30 minutes Elliptical
Saturday: 6.2 mile Treadmill run
Sunday: 18 mile long run
Total Running Miles: 52 miles
Total Cross training time: 76 minutes
So I put on my big girl panties, pulled myself up by my bootstraps and got my ass into gear this week. Mentally I was really trying not to let last week get me down, I don't have time to struggle with that kind of thing right now. I have time to move forward, visualize race day, and get my rear through the next 2 weeks until the big day.
I actually felt like I had a life outside of work and training this weekend. Friday night we went to The Fringe Festival, where I saw a bandaloop show and found what I want to do if I decide to change careers. Dancing on the side of buildings, hell yes (obviously heights don't bother me). We also went to see Cirque du Fringe in the Speigeltent which was really cool- there was a little Russian girl who did things with hoola hoops that put me into a trance. I also really liked the fact that we all dressed up to go, nice to be a little more girly for a night.
Saturday I got to have some girl time with my mom and my sister while shopping and going to lunch. This also meant holding my nephew the entire time, definitely a good way to spend a rainy Saturday morning :) After that I got in a decent treadmill progression run and then had dinner and movie date night. Again- it's almost like I have a life, WOW! :)
|I got to spend Saturday morning with this little peanut, which obviously made me super happy.|
|Re-hydrating and caffinating after yesterdays 18 miles|
This coming week- well there will still be some workouts, but nothing over the top. Nothing you do in the 2 weeks prior to any race is really going to help you- but going too hard or far CAN hurt you. I'm looking forward to doing intervals one night this week, another mental boost for sure. Other than that, still working on getting my breathing back to normal from being sick, and just trying to get through the next 2 weeks.
Have you ever found it hard to spectate a race (mentally)?
Got any carb-rich recipes I need to try?
If they include sweets you get extra points.
Do you have family time you plan for i.e. "Girl days"?
Do you have family time you plan for i.e. "Girl days"?
Impressive week! So glad you're feeling better. I am planning to spectate the NYC marathon just a few weeks before Philly and I was just thinking yesterday about how perfect that will be to get me fired up for my race!ReplyDelete
WE have to do a meetup at NYC, would be so awesome! I will be there cheering for Hollie (well, and everyone else)!Delete
You look SO pretty all dressed up! It's definitely a change up ;) I'm not afraid of heights, either, and I would love to dance on the side of a building. Adrenaline junky, for sure! These next two weeks are going to seem like they go on forever but I'm really happy to hear your last long run left you in high spirits! It will definitely get you more excited for Wineglass!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lauren! You and I should do Bandaloop together and start dancing on side of buildings, I think we would make a fabulous team!Delete
Way to go on getting 2 long runs in during the week! I don't think that's a bad thing at all, after all you had to push the first one back and they were both far apart enough in days to where you recovered from each of them.ReplyDelete
I actually find spectating races fun and very inspiring, but I've never had to spectate a race I would have normally participated in, either (I spectate after participating or in races I had no plans of doing in the first place). Cirque de Fringe sounds really cool- I love things like that where people do amazing things with their body like acrobat stuff. Plus, your pic is super cute from it!
That sounds like a really great weekend! Glad you are feeling better! I have a difficult time being a spectator at races! It always makes me want to be a part of it.ReplyDelete
Glad I am not the only one who wants to be a part of races that I am at. Hell I cheered for a friend at an Ultra and I was even jealous and I have NO desire to do an ultra anytime soon!Delete
2 long runs in one week - ROCKSTAR!! I'm glad you are feeling better!!ReplyDelete
You look absolutely gorgeous and it somewhat just hit me that you had two long runs this week. Wiw that is even more impressive. I'm glad you spectated that race and I know that it will be really good for you and make you hungry for a huge PR in a couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
Way to go girl! You're gonna do so great!!! And you look gorgeous all dressed up!!!ReplyDelete
Spectating a race always gets me fired up for the main event! Killer week of workouts - so excited for you to run!ReplyDelete
Fired up for sure! Thanks Angela!Delete
Ahhh you looks so gorgeous!!! Well, don;t you always! : )ReplyDelete
Starbucks is like living on a cloud of heaven the entire time you drink it! Aaahh now I'm craving a pumpkin latte! hehe
Aw thanks Heather! Starbucks PSL really is heaven, no doubt about it!Delete
Oh you poor soul, decked out in Bills' gear. I've been suffering with the Bills for 25 years myself...ReplyDelete
I need to take your final two weeks words of wisdom to heart, sounds like sage advice.
I was born and raised a Bills fan, I'll always love them even when they can't pull their shit together (basically always).Delete
Honestly, it takes 1.5-2 weeks for a workout to enhance your abilities...therefore any workouts you do in last 2 weeks wont make you any faster, but you CAN over do it within those 2 weeks and have it slow you down on race day. It's hard because you want to do all you can right up to race day but the best thing that you really can do is relax and give your body some TLC
Wow - awesome mileage week!! Great week to go into taper off of - your gonna be so ready in two weeks!ReplyDelete
I could never do that dancing on the side of buildings. Height terrifies me. Those are 2 REALLY long runs in 1 week. I know you're going to do great at Wineglass! I have spectated a couple of races & it is TOUGH!!! It's tough because I want to be out there participating in the race too.ReplyDelete
21 miles! Wowza!ReplyDelete
I've cheered at a couples of races which I found to be lots of fun! I can see how it would be mentally tough to cheer and not race, especially if you run those streets!
You had a killer week, lady! I can't wait to see you crush it at Wineglass. I also can't wait to just see you at Wineglass, period. It's starting to feel really real right now, haha!ReplyDelete
I think you made the right call on the Rochester half. It will all be worth it when you destroy your marathon PR in just 11 short days.
Awesome week of miles! Excited to read that race report in two weeks.ReplyDelete
Great way to cap off your training! Enjoy your taper, get 100% healthy and you'll be ready to race! So excited for you.ReplyDelete
OMG that's some serious restraint. I could not. I do not trust the training THAT much. Good for you.ReplyDelete
Girl time is THE best - especially with babies ;) I still love babies, even though I got a double dose. They smell different.