Monday, February 24, 2014

The Week of Training, Resting & 2 Races

I'll be honest when I say I was a little concerned how this week was going to go. Last week was a great week of running and biking and typically my body forces me to take it easier after weeks like that. I had to front load this week so I could give myself easy time Thursday/Friday in prep for busy weekend of racing/fun with friends.

Monday
PM: 3.1 Mile Treadmill run (8:29 pace),
60 Min. Bike (16.8 Miles) [15 Min w/u, 35 minutes (30 sec hard, 2 min easy), 10 min c/d]
25 Minutes Pilates
Tuesday
AM: 9.06 Mile TM Tempo [15 Min w/u, 5x5 min, 4x2.5min, 5x1min, 10 min c/d] (7:10 avg. pace)
PM: 3.1 Mile TM Recovery run (8:34 pace), 40 Minutes Strength Training
Wednesday
AM: 60 Minutes PT: Strength/Stability
PM: 7.5 Mile Progression run in SHORTS (7:30 pace)
Thursday
REST
Friday
REST
Saturday
AM: 1.55 Mile W/u (9:27 pace), 10k Race (6:44 pace), 2.09 Mile C/d (9:11 pace)
Sunday
AM: 1.15 mile w/u (9:39 pace), Half Marathon Race (6:54 pace), 0.71 mile c/d (9:07 pace)

Total Running Miles: 47.6 Miles
Total Biking Miles: 16.8 Miles
Total Cross Training Time: 125 Minutes

Wednesday's Wet run- but in SHORTS!
Monday- Wednesday FLEW by. I got my workouts in, my work done and was really productive and hitting some solid training time. Not to mention the happy dance I did when I was able to run outside in shorts on Wednesday.

Thursday was when I started to feel the last few weeks. My alarm went off at 5:30 and I simply rolled over and told it NO. I was tired, I was physically ready for some relaxing and down time. It had been almost 2 weeks without a rest day(not smart on my part). So I slept in and went to work without doing a morning workout. I ended up repeating this on Friday, 2 rest days in a row was something I seriously needed as much as I didn't want to admit it.

The jam-packed race weekend was more than I could have hoped for. The best part was getting to spend so much time with Hollie, Heather, & Brittany. Although this weekend certainly left me tired, it also leaves me feeling very happy and blessed for the awesome people in my life. It also left me feeling happy that I don't have another race for 3 weeks.

The next few weeks gives me time to address some issues (nagging shin), as well as get some smart training in before my next race. I need to reevaluate some parts of my plan, so we will see what comes of it.

How was your weekend?

Did you race this weekend? 
(I know many did between small races, and Disney ones!)

Shin pain- give me your best stretch or remedy?

24 comments:

  1. Looks like a busy week! Can't wait to hear about those races. Word on the street [twitter] is that someone PRd Sunday!

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  2. Great job Laura!!! Can't wait to hear your recap from your races this weekend!!! I used to get shin splints and I started "writing the ABCs" with my feet after a run. Sounds weird but it worked!

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  3. Your pictures looked so fun--and you look so happy & beautiful =)
    my Friday night rocked. Saturday was a DISASTER & yesterday was spent meal prepping and finally studying for my CPT. Any tips are appreciated ;)

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    1. Glad you had a great Friday and I'm sorry Saturday wasn't so good :(

      Make a schedule for yourself for ACE- Aim for a chapter/unit a week and set aside a little time each night.

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  4. Sounds like you had a great week. No races for me this weekend, though. I can't wait to read yours, you write really good race recaps. I have to front-load my workouts next week for the same reason too, at least it's good we can all be flexible and listen to our bodies when we need to.

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  5. Great week of training and racing, WTG! Can't wait to hear about the races.

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  6. Can't wait to read your re-caps!...I had a very busy weekend - but no race for me...just cheered Mike on!

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    1. Busy weekend I am sure, especially after vacation!

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  7. I AM SO GLAD I GOT TO SEE YOU! Ha not that that has anything to do with your workout recaps. But I'm glad you had a productive week and got enough rest, It clearly worked out at the end. :-)

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  8. Congrats on the double race weekend and glad you rested for 2 days before it!
    I always ice my shins when they are sore and make sure I point and flex my feet a lot to keep them from being idle for too long.

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  9. How awesome you were able to run outside in shorts once last week! I did a 5k saturday night.

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  10. Wow, you've been busy! In less-desirable winter climates it's difficult to have motivation in the winter. Reading about your busy schedule these past two weeks definitely helps inspire me! Thanks!
    Kim
    runnowbeerlater.com

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    1. Motivation during hard winter is definitely a tricky thing! Keep up the good work Kim!

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  11. Hopefully you aren't too worn out after all your weekend fun and 2 great races!
    Years ago I struggled with shin pain a lot - I had a PT tell me to lay on my back with my legs in the air and point and flex my feet. Do some slow and some fast - every day, several times a day and it will help strengthen your shins.

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  12. Obviously two rest days works well for you ;-)

    You are amazing and I'm so happy I got to see you this weekend.

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    1. ;)

      4 more weeks until I get to see you again, counting down the days

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  13. Wow, busy, but productive week. Hope your shin pain goes away.

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    1. Thanks Abby! How has your new training plan been going?

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  14. Glad to hear the weekend of racing went well! 2 races in a row under 7 min pace..... .......... that is ridiculous. AWESOME job!! :)

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    1. Thanks Laura, missed seeing you Saturday I hope you are feeling better! Let's plan a run soon!

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  15. Nice week! You were flying in that half!! Take care of your body like you did last week so you arrive to Boston strong.

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    1. Thanks Dani, stepping back from things this week to give the body some breathing room! :) Then back at it!

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