Sunday, September 29, 2013
What a Week!
Just a quick review... My emotions are racing and I'm just happy and spent and honestly... I really want a beer and some time to process. haha To spoil it:
That really happened this morning. Really. I think I'll pinch myself again just to make sure.
Tuesday: Now this was a little bit of a chilly run! It was between 39-41 degrees during this morning trot. Made for a quick and easy 3 miles, though (despite terrible traffic - I got caught up at most every intersection)! Then I came home and did Rip'T Circuit. It was a good workout.
Wednesday: Last speedwork day before the big race. It was shorter, though - 5 sets of 400s. I totally rocked these out. Could have done without almost sliding in gravel, but hey... take the good with the bad, right? After I cooled out a bit and got the kids off to school I did Dynamic Core. It was ok. I'm not sure I'll do it again for a while though.... Other than the pyramid stuff at the end, I don't mind it, but I'm tired of it if that makes sense.
Thursday: Another easy 3-ish miles. I followed this up with my old friend Speed 1.0. The burpees in this workout are much more manageable because they are slower paced (and they're followed by kicks so I can pretend to kick the monitor in the face if I'm mad... lol). After Speed, I went to the gym and only worked on the upper body and core. I wanted to save my legs from here out.
Friday: REST DAY! But, if you read my previous post you know I walked all over the Expo, walked the Strip District, and then walked all over for the Duckie. So let's call it "active rest". lol
Saturday: Real rest day. It was Garrett's 4th birthday so we had cake and ice cream and pizza, and I think I may have overdid it a bit. I just focused on chugging water all night to flush my system because I didn't want to be bogged down. Other than the party, we went to the playground with the kids (at G man's request), played around until the sun went down, and I just chilled. Well, tried to at least.
Sunday: Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh 10K. I will recap this later, but it was a good race, tough in some spots, but I achieved my goal (sub-50), hit my PR (sub 51:44), and even surpassed my "If I really had it my way" goal in the back of my head (sub-45).
This week I only ran 17.78 miles, but they were all for a purpose and they were mostly great miles. I did some more T25 workouts and hit the gym for upper body work. I had a really good race, too, which was the point in all of this work. I'm a happy lady right now!