Sunday Target Practice

Hello, friends!

Here we are again, all too soon at the end of another weekend.

The good news is that Sunday is Target Practice day, which means I get to set some mini-goals for the week, and you get to read all about them. So lucky, aren’t you?

Usually, I look back at the previous week’s goals and check in on how I did. Since last week was the start of a new month, though, I wrote some monthly goals instead of weekly. So instead of checking in on all those goals, let’s just talk about this week’s workouts, shall we? (Or should we not? Do you care about my weekly workouts? I always like reading other people’s, but maybe that’s because I’m a creeper).

Monday: AM: 8.4 miles of fartleks — one of the most fun (to do and to say) workouts ever!
Tuesday: AM: 9 miles easy PM: 45 minutes basement strength training, 15 minutes stretching/foam rolling
Wednesday: AM: 8 miles with 5 at tempo. Ouch.
Thursday: Exactly the same as Tuesday.  
Friday: AM: 8 miles easy
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18-mile fast-finish long run. The first ten miles were at regular long run pace, and the last eight started at slightly slower than marathon pace and ended slightly faster. I’m not gonna lie, folks, this one was hard. I’ve got three more like it before the marathon; I’m hoping they get easier!
Sunday: Rest day. Maybe some yoga or stretching tonight, depending on how much grading I get done.
Totals: 60.4 miles running, 1.5 hours strength training, 30 minutes stretching

A word on those “easy” runs: People give me a hard time sometimes about saying things like, “I ran nine easy miles.” But “easy” is just running-speak for “fairly slow.” It doesn’t mean that I’m just prancing along like it’s nothing. Just FYI. 

And now, for this week’s Target Practice:

Target Practice
(I stole this idea from Fit. Fun. Femme.)

LIfe: Call, text, and/or get together with at least one of the friends I haven’t seen in a while. One the my September goals was to not let my relationships take the farthest-back seat now that school is in full swing, so I want to start making good on that goal.

Health: Eat clean (the marathon is just over a month away…no room for junk!) and get enough sleep. I’m super excited for this week’s forecast:

Look at those glorious 70s! That means more evening runs and fewer 4:15 alarms. I’ll still have to do the earlies sometimes, when there’s too much going on in the evenings, but I LOVE running after work (it’s the best stress relief) and am very much looking forward to it.

Fitness: Same old, same old: follow my training schedule (this week is a pretty hefty mileage week), strength train twice, stretch/foam roll twice, and at least a short yoga workout once. This week, I cut the strength training 15 minutes short to work in the stretching and rolling. I’m not sure if that’s the best idea or not, but it worked for this week, anyway.

Did you do anything fun this weekend? I didn’t, really, so tell me your stories!

What do you want to accomplish this week?

And seriously, do you care about reading my weekly workout recaps? 

9 thoughts on “Sunday Target Practice”

  1. I love your workout recaps…you are such an inspiration…60 miles in a week. Damn girl!

    Running is such a great stress reliever…imagine if everyone started running. The world would be a better and healthier place.

  2. Hello there from another Colorado runner blogger! I barely finished a 17 mile long run in 3 hours this weekend…way to go on the fast finish long run! I also love running after work and I like reading weekly workout re-caps 🙂

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