Barley’s Training Log 3/19/18-3/25/18

Coming off a cutback week last week I was feeling pretty good going into this week. I knew we had a lot going on though, so was ready to move things around as need be to make sure I got what I needed to done.

It was a low key early and mid week, some steady state miles on Wednesday but those aren’t the type of quality miles that are supposed to zap you or be anything crazy. Monday/Wednesday were runs I was able to do right after work in the early evening, Tuesday/Thursday were my 8PM and later runs (I usually have 2-3 of those a week, because of scheduling and me choosing to wait until Hannah is in bed).  Friday is when the hectic schedule kicked in, I was able to go get my workout done right after work but really needed to rush through it a bit(to get to wine and mom’s night out LOL). I’ve reached the point in my fitness level where it really takes me a few miles to get going and short warm-ups just don’t cut it anymore so it didn’t feel fabulous but got it done regardless. Saturday Brian had to work all day and I spent the day with Hannah and my mom which was much needed quality girl time. By the time I got to run later in the evening I wasn’t really feeling it and decided to do my shorter run then and keep my long on Sunday (knowing that it meant it needed to be done at Zero Dark Thirty- and trust me when I say I am NOT a morning person).

Sunday was definitely the busiest day, but the best one. I was up around 4:30 and on the road by 5:15 to get my long run in. It was cold, dark, a bit breezy but it was beautiful morning for it. Around mile 8 the sun started coming up and when I got up near the water it was the most impeccable sunrise. I would have stopped to take a picture but was a bit afraid if I did my legs wouldn’t want to move again since they were cold. So, me telling you about it will have to suffice. Seriously though, it was an amazing start to what I knew would be a good day. We then spent the morning getting Hannah baptised surrounded by family and close friends. Then lunch with everyone to celebrate and refuel. We had a little family time in the afternoon then before heading to a friends birthday party. From start to finish it was a good day, just a long one!

Monday: 6 Recovery miles wandering around outside (8:15 avg)
Tuesday: 5 Treadmill Recovery miles (8:48 avg)
Wednesday: 7 Mile Treadmill run (7:14 avg) {1.5 warm-up, 5.5 steady state}
Thursday: 5.6 Recovery miles (8:26 avg) + Strides (5:26 avg)
Friday:  9ish Miles total {WU, 10 x .25 moderate hill repeat, 8 x 45 second interval, CD}
Saturday: Easy 7.5 Treadmill run (8:01 avg)
Sunday: Zero Dark Thirty 15.4 mile long run (7:54 avg)
Week Totals: 56 Miles
Beers Drank: None?
Baby Milestones: Baptism!

A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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