This week, after a pretty rough week last week, I made a bunch of small, attainable goals so that if everything fell apart this week I would not feel like a complete loser. As it turned out, the week did NOT fall apart AND I hit a lot of my little goals. Hooray!
Week 4: 3/3 workouts (21.43 miles)
Monday started with a punishing track work out of 5X1,000s. As you can see, I started the workout and LV ended it. Our goal was 5:46 and LV does a much much better job of pacing us so that we don’t die. She’s just all around wonderful.
Wednesday we hit the mall again for a fantastic tempo run. We started a little later which was a huge help for the heat and humidity. The highlight — other than the fab company and tasty post work out pizza — was the men who pulled over, nearly killed a pedestrian to ask LV and I for our numbers. We politely declined because husbands but it made us feel quite spesh.
Saturday’s long run went OK, not as well as I expected. I met up with our little bad ass crew, sent Mandy out on her 10 mile tempo (?????) and I hit 11 miles. I was so broken by the end, I felt completely defeated. I literally don’t know how I would have made it through those miles without the girls. Huge snaps to LV for running a 16 mile PDR!!
Other important things that happened this week:
- I love the Oiselle distance shorts. I have, like, a treatise to write about running and shorts but suffice for now to say that I am wholly obsessed with these shorts and am about to buy about 60 more pairs (sorry Duffy!)
- I did NOT cross train but I did walk 10K steps everyday. I literally did 0 cross training. Tuesday was out because of work, Thursday I was sick and Friday I just didn’t feel like it. I am killing it with my steps so that makes me feel like 100% better about skipping — but just this week. I know if I want to make it to the starting line healthy in October I have to be lifting. Period.
- Avoid carbs. I’m not one of the those lunatics that will ever give up carbs, but I acknowledged this week the need and benefit of limiting carbs — especially the processed variety. I don’t know about running, but I did finally get over the plateau at WW!
- OK. I did do 23 push ups. So that’s something.
I’m really excited about the week ahead. I love the track work out, it’s my first really fast tempo and we are racing our long run this week!
How was your week, friends?