Sunday Runday 10/16

You’ll notice this spans a couple weeks, but doesn’t have much on it…that’s because I got married!  And went on a 2 week honeymoon!!  Which were both way more important than exercising and eating healthy.

SUMMARY

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 9/26 – Banish Back Fat
  • Tuesday 9/27 – Toned Arms+ PT
    17 Free Weight Exercises card
  • Wednesday 9/28 – PT – Still having some tendon pain when I walk in certain shoes, but in heels it’s fine, which works well for the wedding.  Haha.
  • Thursday 9/29 – PT – Ummm holy shit … 2 days to my wedding.  I don’t even know if the rest of this post will get finished.  It’s pretty safe to day I didn’t do any exercise except dancing and…. 😉 for the rest of the week.****10/1 – 3 hours of non-stop dancing!
  • Thursday 10/6 – 2.4 miles @ 13:00 pace – My one run in the Canary Islands. Something is better than nothing!****10/8 – Riding camels!  (okay, totally not exercise)
    ****10/10 – WATER PARK!…that’s like, a lot of walking
  • Friday 10/7 – PT
  • Wednesday 10/12 – 3.7 miles @ 10:49 pace – These numbers are total estimates because the distance button was broken on the one treadmill at our hotel in Brussels (I know, #firstworldproblems).  All I really know is that I ran for 40 minutes, mostly between 9-10 km/hr, with some walk breaks.****10/13 – 2 hour walking tour of Brussels
    ****10/16 – Lots of walking around Bruges
    ****10/16 – Dancing and walkign to 6 different pubs in Amsterdam

GOALS

…start training for that half marathon in 24 days…

 

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Sunday Runday 9/25

SUMMARY

  • Run 3x 
    • Mileage = 15.6 miles
  • PT 2x 
  • Workout 2x 
  • Yoga 1x
  • Average 1350 calories/day X
    • 1555 calories <– Not so bad, especially given my devil-may-care, my wedding is in 6 fucking days, I’m eating whatever I want attitude.

WORKOUTS

  • Tuesday 9/20 – Yoga + PT – I slept too late to run (no excuse, I know), so I did some yoga and holy hell (per usual) I should always be doing yoga.
  • Wednesday 9/21 –Yoga + 2.2 miles @ 11:50 pace – Not a huge fan of that yoga video.  It moved too fast and didn’t explain things.  I think I like ones targeted to runners better.  Today was my first run with Runkeeper.  It’ll take a little getting used to, but so far so good.
  • Thursday 9/22 – Yoga + 5K – I’ve never tried to meet a pace goal, besides ‘slow’ or ‘fast’.  This is my last 5K of this race series and, even though I’m feeling more beat up than I have all summer, I want to close it out with a PR.  So, I set RunKeeper to update me every 0.25 miles because I’m terrible at pacing myself.  My PR pace was 8:53 min/mile, so my goal was 8:50 or less.  The only thing that fucked that up was that I started RunKeeper about a minute before we crossed the start line because the announcer kept talking.  Then my first .25 mi was somewhere around a 12 minute pace.  By the time I finished my first mile I got it down to under 8:50, but that means I was running much faster than I should have been.  My splits ended up looking like 7-8-9, buuuuuttt….
    ….I PR’D!!!  26:11!  8:26 minutes/mile — That’s OVER a minute off my time!
  • Friday 9/23 – Toned Arms
  • Sunday 9/25 – 10.26 miles @ 11:19 pace + PT – Hell yeah I did 10 miles!  My hip is all wonky and my feet are killing me, but I did 10 miles.  That pace puts me around a 2:30 half marathon, which is fine, but I’d like to get closer to a 2:15.

    Oh yeah, did I mention?  I signed up for a half!  The Cambridge Half Marathon!  And, lucky me (* sarcasm *), it’s just a few weeks after I get back from my honeymoon.  So that should work out well HAH.  I just can’t believe that I’m now the kind of person who can sign up for a half with only 8 weeks to train, and 3 of those weeks being a vacation.  I think I’m a runner, now? lol

GOALS

~ WEDDING WEEK ~

  • Monday – Bootcamp
  • Tuesday – PT + Yoga
  • Wednesday – Run
  • Thursday – Arm Workout

 

Sunday Runday 9/18

SUMMARY

  • Run 3x 
    • Mileage = 11.5 miles
  • PT 2x
  • Workout 2x 
  • Yoga 1x  
  • Average 1350 calories/day X
    • 1533 calories

WORKOUTS

  • Monday 9/12 – PT 
  • Tuesday 9/13 – 5 miles @ 10:31 pace + Toned Arms
  • Wednesday 9/14 – Toned Arms
  • Thursday 9/15 – 3.2 miles @ 11:48 pace – This looks slow, but I actually did 0.25 mile sprints.  So, I started slowly jogging for 1/4 mile, then sprinted 1/4 mile, then jog/walked, and so on.  I also wrote down my sprint splits which were way faster than I ever imagined I could run (6.58, 6:40, 7:03, 6:43, 7:02, 7:04).  Thus, I technically ran 1.5 miles at around a 6:55 pace.  I almost gave up after the 4th sprint.  My legs are jello.
  • Friday 9/16 -Bootcamp – This was a pretty poor showing for me at bootcamp.  I don’t know if it was the speed work yesterday, or the fact that it’s Friday, or that I’m run down from wedding and job stress, but I felt completely burnt out.
  • Saturday 9/17 – 3.1 miles @ 11:09 paceFull story here.

GOALS

2 weeks til the wedding.  8 weeks until a half marathon I think I’m signing up for.  Maybe.  Probably.  But I don’t wanna be training on my honeymoon…but I like a challenge, so…

  • Run 3x including a long run of 10 miles
  • PT 2x
  • Workout 2x including boot camp
  • Yoga 1x
  • Average 1350 calories/day

 

Sunday Runday 9/11

SUMMARY

  • Run 3x X — Yeah, I only ran twice.
    • Mileage = 12 miles
  • PT 2x X
  • Workout 2x 
  • Yoga 1x  X
  • Average 1350 calories/day X
    • 1765 calories — This was my highest average in months.  I definitely went off the rails a little bit.  19 days until the wedding…I think anxiety is getting to me.

WORKOUTS

  • Wednesday 9/7 – Bootcamp – Kicking myself for doing nothing for 2 days, but I finally made it back to boot camp class, so all is forgiven.
  • Thursday 9/8 – 5K @ 9:17 pace
  • Friday 9/9 – PT + Toned Arms
  • Saturday 9/10 – 9 miles @ 12:54 pace – In my defense, my phone did a full factory reset, erasing ALL my stuff, around 4.5 miles.

GOALS

3 weeks til the wedding.  Really making a push now, for lots of cardio and arm workouts, and…I swear to god…better eating.

  • Run 3x
  • PT 2x
  • Workout 2x
  • Yoga 1x
  • Average 1350 calories/day