This weeks training:
Mon - walk 30, weights, planks
Tues. - easy 5 miles on hills, more planks
Wed. - 5 miles on the treadmill and weights
Thurs - unplanned tempo run. As I was heading down the first hill of the 5 mile loop, heading to the 1 mile mark, I felt really good, and decided to run a 3 mile tempo run. I am happy to report I ran 3 miles @ 8:11 pace on hills. The 5 miles was at 8:23 avg. pace.
Fri - 5 miles at 9:25 pace and had to keep slowing my pace (long run on Sat)
Sat. - 14.5 miles on rolling hills 9:11 avg pace (stopped the Garmin for H20 stops) This was my first longish run since Jan. 3rd, which was 10 miles, REALLY slow, so I was a tad bit nervous. At the end of the day, I was HAPPY! Today I tried a Roctane for the first time. Felt good the whole run so I'm assuming it was successful. More planks today.
Sun - Jennifer has been running on the horse trails near Laurel, MS for a while. I've wanted to join her for months, but I've either been out of town, or had schedule conflicts. Today, it FINALLY worked out for both of us. We headed out to the trails, which is an hour from my house. The last time I ran the trails was about 2 years ago. Jennifer is great at navigating and she is strong on the trails. We had a great time and a solid run. We ended with 10.75 miles on rolling hills. (around 11:15 pace)
I end this week with 45 miles of running, 2 miles walking, 2 days lifting weights, and 2 days doing planks. Feeling good about the quick return, and now I think I can finally start some quality training for the Snickers Albany, GA marathon. 6 wks doesn't leave a lot of time, but I'm totally up for the challenge and will "do what I can do".
This wk I will be running some hill repeats on Wed., a 5 mile race on Sat., and long on Sun. Hope to get around 50 miles this week. Yay!
* dropped my Christmas lbs., but still need to drop a few more to reach my Snickers goal.
* 7 days of 64 ounces of water, and 1 soda a day limit
today's "what I'm doing right"
* I iced after my trail run today
*I drank some green tea.