Here's how my week went:
Monday: I started my new strength workout. This is one I made completely on my own using exercises that would hit each muscle group and exercises that I just find fun. I ended up making 2 different strength workouts so that I could alternate them and I made a separate core workout. This was Strength workout #1 and I followed it with the Core workout. I was hurting the next day. I guess my plan isn't as easy as it looked on paper. I think I may take a couple sets out this week and see what happens. But all in all, good stuff.
Tuesday: 6 recovery miles on the treadmill. I was really feeling Monday's workouts! oof! I also did yoga.
Wednesday: 14 mile medium-long run. Yeah, I agree... I don't consider something over the half marathon distance "medium". It's a damn long way! I was on the verge of devastation when I found out they were closing a large part of the North Park lake loop for 30 flipping days (seriously, they couldn't have found another time of year to do this? We're training for a marathon here and the trails suck!!). But I snapped myself out of it - put myself in "adapt, modify and overcome" status and figured this would be a good time to try out some new roads. So I chose to take on a Kummer Road/McKinney/Lake Shore Loop. Twice (plus an out and back to make up the miles). I'd be lying if I said this wasn't damn hard. I had to really trudge up Kummer the second time up and my heart rate went over range so much just shy of the top (sooo close!) that I had to take a short walk break to bring it back into range. Just keeping it real here. But - I ran 14 miles on a freaking weekday! Who does this crap? This was my first and last midweek run of this length for this training cycle. *heaving sigh of relief*
Friday: Glorious rest! A welcome thing because I had one hell of a hangover... ahem.
Sunday: 6 recovery miles on the treadmill. My legs were tight and I have a cranky foot from where my shoe tongue obviously tried to attack me, but I got it done and felt better. I did a short yoga session, practiced some Eagle pose, and relaxed the rest of the day.
Total Miles Ran: 48.25
Total Running Workouts: 5 - 3 recovery, 1 medium long, and 1 race!
Total Strength Workouts: 2
Nutrition this week: I give myself a gold star for this week. I did a lot of prep cooking and had tons of pre-made healthy foods ready to go. I know this is what I should do all the time but I'm lazy and make excuses/find other things to do that keep me from doing it sometimes. Such is life. Oh, and yes I did indulge in some Girl Scout cookies since this was delivery week and I've been surrounded by them. But I was smart about it and didn't just gorge on sleeves of thin mints while watching Netflix (although that was freaking tempting).
I had a really great week and I hope you did too! Keep getting those miles in. Spring is coming - the weather report is showing near future temps in the 40s!! We might be too hot in that! haha May 3rd will be here before we know it.