Weekly Recap 3/31-4/6 And I’m The Worst at Blogging

Hey friends! Another Sunday night has rolled around, but it doesn’t really feel like it to me because next week is my spring break! I’m looking forward to not setting any early alarms this week… especially since I just remembered I forgot to put the sheets in the dryer. Shoot. We also have super fun things to do on spring break, like pay taxes. Sarcastic woot.

Anyway, let’s talk about this training week, because it was fun.

Monday: 4.6 easy miles. I intended to do five, butmy intestines had other ideas (sorry if that’s TMI). Let’s just say that I was quite grateful to get home at 4.6. I also did some core work. (This was not the fun day, FYI).

Tuesday: AM: 6 miles of short treadmill hills… I did 1 minute at 8% at marathon pace, 1 minute recovery, 1 minute at 9%, 1 minute recovery, 1 minute at 10%, recovery, repeat repeat repeat.
I also starting watching the show About a Boy. I like it.
PM: About an hour of strength training. I also easily ran to and from the gym for a grand total of 2.4 miles. I’m never sure if I should count those toward my weekly mileage.

Wednesday: 7 miles easy. This more than made up for Monday’s run… even though it was chilly and windy, it was one of those “I love running and never want to stop!” types of runs. And then I did some core work, including planks, which were super boring and inspired this ridiculous picture:
photo 4Can’t un-see that, can you?

Thursday: AM: 6 miles of treadmill hills: warm-up, 2 x 20 minutes between 5% and 11% with 5 minutes in between, tiny cool-down
PM: More strength training. No awkward pictures. You’re welcome.

Friday: 5 recovery miles plus core. Recovery runs on the treadmill are the worst, but I had to do it in the morning. J was leading a conference in Denver Friday night/Saturday (he’s kind of a big deal), which meant free hotel room, which meant I was going to Denver. Obviously.

Saturday: One of my favorite running days so far this year. Since I was in Denver, I decided to cross running the bleachers at Red Rocks off my 30 before 30 list. That gave me a little over 5 miles, and then I met up with Amy for 4.something on the trails near the amphitheater.  The trails and weather were beautiful. Meeting Amy was terrific; she’s really nice and easy to talk to. We learned that although neither of us is a great map reader, we’re also not serial killers, so we feel pretty good now about doing this crazy race with Logan.

But somehow two bloggers went running together in a gorgeous locale and didn’t take a single photo. Fail. But here’s an elevation chart via my Garmin.
After the run, as I was driving back, I realized I was starving and wanting a cup of not-crappy-hotel coffee. So I pulled into a Whole Foods, got an almond milk latte and some sushi (because that’s totally normal food for 10:30 a.m.) and ate it from my lap on the way home. I am so classy.
photo 2 (1)Yup. Took a picture of lap sushi but not beautiful trails. If there were a blogging Pulitzer, I’d probably win it.

Sunday: 60 minutes of yoga, which felt good but also kind of awful since I hadn’t done yoga in months and months.

Totals: 41 miles, 2ish hours strength (plus core time), one hour yoga, almost two hours of failing as a blogger.

This should be a pretty solid week of training and fun… next weekend, two of my best girlfriends and I are taking the train over to Palisade (in Western Colorado) for wine tasting and some much-needed girl time. I can’t wait!

How was your week? 

Would you count the to-the-gym miles as part of your weekly mileage?


12 thoughts on “Weekly Recap 3/31-4/6 And I’m The Worst at Blogging”

  1. I love this post! I was going to write a similar one, but there is so much about this weekend to say. In an effort to remember to take pictures, I took some pretty bad ones of the start line of the race this morning (kind of like your lap sushi?). Its OK, though, because the quality time we spent learning the trails makes up for the lack of photos. Oh-and thanks for only showing the elevation gain and not the pace, given the many walk breaks I had to take!

  2. Sounds like an awesome week and I totally feel you on the blogging picture fails. I hope you enjoy every second of your spring break! And I’m very jealous of your red rock run… So cool!

  3. If you run it, it counts. 🙂 Gotta give yourself credit, right? I love that you and Amy met up for a run. Oh, to live closer to Colorado. That elevation profile of your run is absolutely crazy – it looks like you could have just jumped from one peak to the next!

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