Friday, July 29, 2011

Workout update

So the past week has been full of painting, working out, and feeling very tired. I'll post some before and during pics soon!

Sunday, July 24th - off/rest day!! We did make Chicken Tikka Masala (with homemade Garam Masala) for dinner - very tasty, but a lot of work.

Monday, July 25th - run day - repeat workout of 20min warm-up, 6x {2min @ 7min pace), 2min easy}, 10min warm-down.
20 min - 1mile @8:41, 1miles @8:29, 0.34miles @8:19
6x {0.28mile @7:07
0.28mile @7:08
0.29mile @7:00
0.28mile @7:06
0.29mile @6:52
0.29mile @6:56}
11min - 1mile @8:08, 0.34mile @8:33
Total distance - 6.03miles.

Finished the workout with a cool down walk with Molly - 0.54miles in 11:40.
The rest of the day was spent prepping the master bedroom - sanding, washing walls, taping the room, etc. Lot of work.

Tuesday, July 26th - accidental day off. I was going to do pilates and walk Molly, but ending up getting in the shower first thing in the morning and then the day got away from me. Opps.

Wednesday, July 27th - run day - 20min warm-up, 20min @8min pace, 10min warm-down.
I ended up doing 6.01 miles in 50:43. I was surprised at how the 20min @8min pace felt good. I thought it would be more challenging.

Splits -
20min warm-up - 1mile @8:44, 1mile @8:46, 0.29mile @8:32
20min @8min pace - 1mile @8:01, 1mile @7:59, 0.51mile @7:54
10min warm-down - 1mile @8:54, 0.2mile@8:35

Again, cool-down walk with Molly - 0.53miles in 11:12. Got to get that dog in shape!

I spent the rest of the day, priming the walls and painting the first coat of gray paint! I really like the paint.

Thursday, July 28th - more painting! and I did do pilates core challenge and then walked Molly - 1.77miles in 33min.

Friday, July 29th - Long run day! The plan was 16miles, real life was 12 miles with a 1.78mile walk home.
I started out the run feeling tired. It was also hot, hilly, and I was drinking lots of water. Around 8miles, I was near a baseball/soccer field, so I stopped at the bathroom and refilled my water. By the end of the 12miles all the water was gone and my knees really started hurting. I have had IT band issues and pain in my knees in college, so when the pain got unbearable and I still had 4 more miles, I decided to listen to my body and walk home (shorter route.) I am a little disappointed with myself, but this was a long week full of physical labor. Probably not the best conditions for long runs.

Splits -
Mile 1 - 8:34
Mile 2 - 8:27
Mile 3 - 8:44
Mile 4 - 8:24 (stopped to eat sport beans)
Mile 5 - 8:33
Mile 6 - 8:52
Mile 7 - 8:31
Mile 8 - 8:24
Mile 9 - 8:45
Mile 10 - 8:51
Mile 11 - 8:49
Mile 12 - 8:39
This puts me ~1hr 44.

On another note, I started a new audiobook - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - Great book!

Next week is supposed to be 18miles......

Tomorrow - pilates core challenge, walking Molly, and work on stretching my hamstrings. They were very sore after the long run.


  1. You are doing amazing!!! You still have a nice long window before the full and I have the utmost confidence you will be a superstar! <3!!

  2. Thanks ladies for the vote of confidence! I need it.