Another solid week in Pesto-ville. I was tired and constantly hungry for the majority of the week. Which makes a lot more sense now I sit here and write this all out. I am trying particularly hard to be diligent with my cross training and strength work this training cycle.
Speaking of training cycles, I have some exciting news to share with you all! I will be running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in November as my *first* marathon! Specific times and goals have been put on hold momentarily as the goal of the Fall is to get strong and stay healthy.
A few highlights:
- Doing a photoshoot for the new SaltyValu #NMR collection. If you have not had a chance to check this out yet – you absolutely should, it’s essentially guaranteed to make you PR.
- Three of my students scored 100% on a test (I’ve never had anyone get a perfect score on the first test).
- 10mins at 6min pace at the end of a workout feeling fairly comfortable.
- Enjoying a particularly delicious bottle of Petit Verdot with Mr. Pesto on Sunday evening.
Here is the week that was:
Monday: (am) 8mi recovery run
(pm) 45min body weight strength. Every week I just say ‘strength’. Incase you were wondering, here are some examples of things I’ve been doing recently. Usually I make a circuit of 7-8 exercises and do it three times through with 12-15 reps each. Single leg lunges, squats, push ups, medicine ball twists, long legged drop, calm shells, single leg bridges, planks …
Tuesday: (am) 8.5mi easy
(pm) 3.8mi + 30min pool run
Wednesday: (am) Workout. 2mi warmup. 3 x 10mins with 2mins recovery between. 6 x 300s with 300 jog back. 2.5mi cool down. The goal pace for the 10min portions was 6:36 and I ended up running a bit faster and doing these at 6:23, 6:07, & 6:00 paces for the respective blocks. 300s needed to be under 62 seconds, they averaged out to 58secs. These are HARD tacked onto a long workout!
(pm) Physical therapy + 30mins of strength work
Thursday: (am) 6.5mi recovery. This was the shortest morning run I’ve done in a while, and it was glorious!
(pm) 40min pool run
Friday: (am) 8.2mi with friend Judy. We always have so much to chat about the time goes by so quickly, such a great start to a Friday!
Saturday : (am) Long run/workout. 8 mi warm up, 4 mi at marathon pace (6:57, 6:49, 6:41: 6:38), 4 mi cool = 16mi total @ 7:34 average. This is the longest run that I’ve done since before my injury, despite being tired from this weeks training (add to the mix, work was also kinda nuts this week) I was fairly happy with this workout.
Sunday: (am) Relaxed 6mi around the neighborhood. We were puppy sitting my best friends toy poodle this weekend so we took them out to run/romp around to chase me … mainly because I needed 0.6mi more to hit 70 for the week. Or I could just start counting my pool miles like a normal person?!
(pm) 40min pool run and 5ish minutes of trying to swim laps. Swimming endurance is undoubtedly an area for improvement!
Strength sessions: 2 sessions + PT
Pool running: 3 sessions (110 minutes)