Pesto’s (double) Training Log 7.31.16 & Camp; 8.7.16

Salties! These past few weeks have consisted of mainly easy running as I work to re-establish an aerobic base. Thankfully a couple of months of diligent pool running haven’t left me feeling like I am starting from square one, BUT have certainly lost a lot in the strength and endurance department 🙁 Plus the insane humidity in our part of the country isn’t exactly doing me any favors either!

I feel lazy not running a lot and I do have hopes of a Fall marathon. I get bored running easy, low mileage. BUT it’s better than nothing + I’ve had zero shin pain so that’s providing motivation enough to keep this come back cautious and contained.

A little late to the party, but I would to negligent not to mention the awesomeness that was Salty Camp. What a wonderful couple of days! It was so great to meet everyone in person and to spend time geeking out over running related things.

Here’s a summary of the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the pool I usually run in is closed for a couple of weeks for annual maintenance so cross training will be largely absent until the beginning of the Fall semester.

25 July – 31 July

Mon – (am) 30mins easy running.
(pm) Strength & 45 min recovery pool run.

Tues – 45 mins @ 8min

Wed – (am) 2mile warm up, 4 x 1 min @ 6min pace w/ 2min jog between. 3 min rest. 4 x 1 min @ 6min pace w/ 2min jog between. 2 mile cool down.

Unplanned color coordination with Coriander, Pumpkin, & Barley
Unplanned color coordination with Coriander, Pumpkin, & Barley

(pm) Went to a Solidcore class with a friend. Highly recommend, it was TOUGH! Lots of slow controlled repetitions to really work deep into muscles, even muscles you didn’t know you had.

Thurs – Drove to Salty Camp. 30min shake out with Salty & Pimento

Fri – 50mins with Pimento and Oregano. Insanely sore from Solidcore!

Sat – 3 mile warm up, 8 x 1:30 @ 6min pace w/ 1min jog between. 2.5 mile cool down.

Sun –  I desperately wanted to run with the Salties BUT I knew that going for a seven-day string this early was far from a good idea.

36 miles.

1 August – 7 August

Mon – A very humid 70mins … still sore from Solidcore – I really got my $$ worth from that class!

Tues – 60mins easy with friend around the DC mall

Wed – (am) 2 mile warm up, 4 x 1min hard/2min easy. 8 x hill sprints with 1min recovery,  4 x 1min hard/2min easy, 2 mile cool down.

(pm) 2 miles super easy + strength training with guest gym appearance from Mr. Pesto

Thurs – 45 mins easy

Fri – OFF

Sat – 2 mile warm up. 6 x 2mins @ 6min pace. 2 mile cool down. Strength training. I was very motivated to get this knocked out early so that we could get on the road to a good friends wedding.

Sunday evening outdoor yoga class. Photo cred - Zachary Stone
Sunday evening outdoor yoga class. Photo credit – Zachary Stone

Sun – (am) 55 min post over indulgence run (wedding the night prior), my head hurt.

(pm) Yoga class – a good friend taught her first full class! Was so much fun to be there + she was AWESOME!

47 miles.

I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience while sipping on wine & coffee in Northern Virginia. Together with my husband and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gracie we battle to keep the Tupperware cupboard organized for more than two days at time. I recently ran my first marathon (2:51) and am excited for what is to come. I like to ramble about running post injury, finding a work-life balance and running quickly.

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