Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekly Workouts April 6-13

I had a planned rest day on Monday and couldn't have even ridden the bike if I had tried. I took 2 naps that day and couldn't get off the couch. My body clearly needed a recovery day. I only took 3 days off from running after this half because my next race is in 20 days. Well let's just say my legs weren't going with that plan.

I tried running on Thursday and it took all I had to do a little over 2 miles! My hamstrings were incredibly tight so I stopped after 24 minutes when I had planned on doing 30-45 minutes. After lot of stretching and foam rolling they felt slightly better.

When I ran again Sunday my legs felt less tight but I was still exhausted. It was beautiful out, but the heat got to me quickly because my body had become so acclimated to running in cold weather (note: I am not complaining about warm weather haha). I'm going to have to wear my hydration belt on long runs from now on because I didn't stay well hydrated and then battled a headache for the rest of the day.

I'm planning to do another long run Saturday and I'm hoping that will feel even better!

April 6

April 7
Rest Day

April 8
20 minutes bike, Back and Abs strength training, 20 minutes elliptical

April 9
20 minutes bike, Chest and Legs, 15 minutes elliptical 

April 10
2.38 miles in 24 minutes, avg pace 10:05

April 11

April 12

April 13
9 miles in 1:32:20, avg pace 10:15

My face was as red as a tomato after our 9 miler!

Question of the day: Do you have any Easter plans? Spending it with family? Any fun traditions?

That's all for now!


  1. What an awesome time on your half! Congrats! Let's hope this weather stays warm.

    1. Thank you! I definitely surprised myself. I'm hoping spring is here to stay!