Olive’s Training Log-10.2.16

This shot looks so much cooler when runners on Instagram do it.
This shot looks so much cooler when runners on Instagram do it.

The great thing about living in South Texas is that once the stifling summer heat finally ends, we get some gorgeous fall mornings. This week was the first week of a cool front, and I got to enjoy some great weather.

Monday: 5.65 miles easy, 7:45 pace. This was supposed to be 5 miles, but I miscalculated a loop around my house.

Tuesday: Treadmill track day! 1 mile warmup, 6×1 miles at 6:58 with .25 recovery, .75 cooldown to make 9 total miles. Ideally I would have warmed up and cooled down longer, but I only had so much time before the kids woke up and 10 miles is a lot to do before the sun comes up! This was tough but I liked it better than the shorter, faster speed work. Later I taught 2 classes.

Wednesday: 5.35 miles easy at 7:58 pace. Obviously I had to do 5.35 instead of 6 to make up the difference from Monday. Later I took a yoga class.

Thursday: 2 mile warmup, 6 miles at goal HMP (7:08 ish), 1 mile cooldown. Total: 9 miles at 7:36 average. I did this on the treadmill so I could watch This Is Us (shocker ending again!). Later I taught 3 classes.

Friday: 5 miles easy, 8:07 pace. Later I taught 1 class.

That hill was particularly fun to crest as the sun rose directly into my eyeballs.
That hill was particularly fun to crest as the sun rose directly into my eyeballs.

Saturday: 10 miles easy, no watch. Later I taught 2 classes then ate every scrap of food in my house.

Sunday: Taught 1 class.

Total: 44 miles. 

I feel good about the week, but I’m exhausted. I knew that I would be teaching some extra classes and that would take it’s toll on me, and it did! Next week I’m throwing in some extra yoga and a massage.

I am a stay at home mom and group fitness instructor from South Texas. I love reading, wine, and travel. I write about trends, injury prevention and maintenance, and satire. I am training to break 1:30 in the half marathon sometime soon, and for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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8 comments

  1. We finally got decent weather in New Orleans, too! It made such a difference! The temperatures got back up into the 80’s by the weekend, but the lower humidity makes this feel like heaven.

  2. That’s so many classes (and running)! I’ve taught two hour-long Pilates classes back-to-back and by the end I don’t remember the word for elbow. Rock on!

  3. great stuff! I often find I have to cut back the warm up and cool down on those hansons runs to fit it all in! I try and add to an easy run somewhere else in the week to balance it off.