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Weekly Recap: 4/14-4/20

Happy Easter, everyone!

We spent the weekend in Keystone with my parents and brother to celebrate my mom’s birthday. It was a really nice weekend. Naturally, I took one photo on my phone. Winning.

On the original training plan I made, this was a cutback week. Since I took an extra rest day last week, though, I decided that it was a cutback week, so I could keep building this week. I have no idea if that is smart. I’m just a chick with a running blog, not an expert.

Anyway, this is how it looked:

Monday: AM: Six miles of hill intervals
PM: Nike Training Club workout

Tuesday: 7 miles easy plus core

Wednesday: 40 minute steady hill climb (on the treadmill, of course). I kind of hate how slowly hills make me run… I only managed to get in five miles, including the 10-minute warm-up. Followed by another Nike workout.

Thursday:  Twins with Tuesday

Friday: We had the day off for Good Friday, so I decided to do my long run before we left for the weekend. 13 miles.

Saturday: Rest. Usually Sundays are rest days, but I didn’t know what the roads/trails would be like in Keystone, so I decided to make Saturday rest and didn’t pack my running stuff. Turns out, there was a beautiful little path right outside our condo that was mostly clear. Oh well. Got in several walks with the family, anyway.
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Sunday: 5 miles of fartleks plus core work.

Totals: 43 miles, 2ish hours of strength work. Next week, I should be close to 50 again. Yay!

Confession: After all my talk about the Run to the Shrine race and the poop medal I want to win (and all the hill work I’ve been doing for it), I’m really starting to waver on whether or not I want to do it. By that time, we will have had nine straight weekends of going out of town at least one day. And that’s the day before graduation, and the week before our vacation. The race is sounding less and less appealing all the time. I just don’t know. I haven’t registered yet, so I guess I can change my mind at any time.

Anyway, sorry for the blah post, but I’ve gotta go do things. Like that specificity? Have a great week!

How was your Easter?