So training this week, well it didn't go quite as originally planned but it worked out for the best. I was really good about getting some strength training in early on, as I knew I wouldn't once I got to my family's cabin later in the week (Unless you count lifting my peanut 15 month old nephew up and down).
Wednesday was the day I realized...I didn't want a rest day, I NEEDED one. I was sore and tired and generally knew it was the only thing that would give me a little help. So Thursday, I worked in the morning and then drove to the 1000 Islands to spend time with family...and didn't run or workout when I got there. *GASP*. It really wasn't that dramatic, it was more like... I got there and my sister and I were laughing and drinking a beer in the water within about 15 minutes. We ate a ton of food, drank red wine and Jameson, and laughed a LOT- Quality family time.
|Our slice of heaven.
|Post-20 miler....Not too shabby having mom there when I was done, waiting with water and fresh fruit :) Spent some time in the ice bath (the lake) after the run, my legs are grateful for that!
3 Recovery Treadmill miles (8:17 pace)
55 Minutes Strength Training (Stabilizers & Core)
6 Mile run with a friend after work (7:41 pace)
35 Minutes Strength Training (Upper Body & Core)
Morning Track workout (5 miles total) [4x800, 1x400]
4 miles after work on treadmill (8:19 pace)
20 Minutes (Core/Stability)
20.25 mile Long run (7:37 pace)
3 mile Recovery run (8:09 pace)
16 Mile Sunset run (7:37 pace)
Total Running Miles: 57.3
Running ROC Training Miles: 263.6
Overall it was a good week, and also made me realize I need to adjust a few things with my training(more on this in another post). Sure, things got changed around and some workouts shortened while some extended but ended only a few miles short of last week (not bad considering there was a rest day in there). The time spent with family, and at the cabin was also really good for me. A great way to unwind and step away for a few days while still getting training in.
|A few days with family to remind you what's important :)
How was your 4th?
Anyone else ready to get back into routine?