Weekly Training Recap: 4/7-4/13

Hello, Internet world! I was doing really well there for a while about posting three times a week. And then last week/weekend, I went out and had a lot of fun and didn’t write my usual(ish) Thursday and Sunday posts. I am not sorry.

So it’s a day late, but here’s a recap of last week:

Monday: 8.5 miles of treadmill hill intervals. I had planned this workout for Tuesday, but I moved it. Since my hill workouts have to be on the treadmill, and the weather Monday was nasty and Tuesday gorgeous, it was a no-brainer. I also finally joined the cool club and downloaded the Nike Training Club app and did a strength workout from it.

Tuesday: 7 miles easy plus core. Spring break was awesome because the weather was mostly good and I could run at random times of day.

Wednesday: 5 miles of steady hill climbing (again on the treadmill). This was not fun. Later in the day, I did another Nike workout.

Thursday: Since I was leaving town for the weekend and the weather was so nice Thursday, I decided to do my long run of 11 miles. It was tougher than it should have been due to the previous day’s hills and strength, but still fun. That afternoon, I met my BFF Hallie at her gym in Denver. I sent her this picture and said I was ready to work out, but she was unimpressed by my sweet headband.
photo (1)I have no idea where that thing even came from. We did a little stairclimber, a little weight lifting, and a whole lot of talking.

Friday: Rest day. We took the train over to Grand Junction for the weekend, and it was leaving too early to get in a workout. Too bad we had to look at this ugly scenery the whole time.
photo 1

Saturday: 7.2-mile run in Palisade. It was gorgeous out. Hallie and I ran the first two together, then I kept going along a pretty trail by the river. More horrible views:
photo 3 photo 4 (1)Palisade is pretty. We spent the rest of the day in a horse-drawn wagon, tasting wine and meeting new friends. It was tons of fun, and I’ll write a post about it sometime soon (once my girlfriends and I have exchanged pictures).

Sunday: Well, I intended to run six miles. Sundays are usually my rest days, but I planned to swap it with Friday this week. But then, we woke up to a torrential downpour.
photo 5At least there was a double rainbow. And yes, I took that photo through the hotel window because it was still pouring out, though you can’t really tell it from the picture.
I hadn’t packed anything waterproof, and I really didn’t want to cram sopping wet shoes and clothes into my bag for the 8-hour train ride home. The hotel didn’t have a treadmill. So I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes of some bodyweight strength and cardio stuff and called it better than nothing. I thought I’d be home around 8 that night and could maybe squeeze in a quick run, but that west-slope rain had turned to snow and ice by the time it hit Denver and the plains. I ended up driving 40 mph from Denver all the way home, and I didn’t get here until almost 10:00. At that point, unpacking and going to sleep were WAY more enticing (and important) than a run, so I hit the hay.

Totals: 38.7 miles running, about two hours strength training, and a little bit of stairclimber. I’m okay with that, since the unexpected rest day threw me off. Time with good friends > workout sometimes.

 

How was your weekend?

What’s your favorite (non-home) place to run?

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Training Recap: 4/7-4/13”

  1. The views were definitely horrible, especially those ugly rainbows – eck! 😉 Looks like you got in some good training! I love running when I am on vacation because 1) I typically have plenty of time to do so, and 2) it is a great way to see the sights easily on foot. One of my favorite vaca places to run is Maui!

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