Weekly Recap: April 10 – April 16

So we’re a bit between training periods right now. My training plan for the Navy-Air Force Half marathon doesn’t start until mid-May, so I’m using this time to build and maintain a base and work on some strength training. I’d love to incorporate more daily yoga practices and Roswell and I are actually working on creating a yoga/workout room in the house. I can’t wait to share once we have it set it!

Because I need some sort of structure to follow, I’m using Garmin’s “Getting Started” Heart Rate Based Training Plans for the next few weeks. I’ve been concerned about my high heart rate on what should be easy runs. I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting (back) into shape and I’m just pushing too hard, too soon. Do you use heart rate training – if so, do you feel like it’s helped you?

Monday 4/10: Rest

Tuesday 4/11: 2.4 mi (45:00-ish)  – Run/Walk Commute

I didn’t realize my Garmin was dead when I packed it Monday night. Oh well, I got out there and ran home anyway.

Wednesday 4/12: 2.47 mi (42:46) 17:18 min/mi – Run/Walk Commute
[W01D2 Intervals: Walk, Z2, 5 minutes. Run easy, Z3, 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.]
Avg HR: 133 bpm Max HR: 164 bpm Aerobic TE: 3.1 (Improving Aerobic Fitness)

Roswell and I also officially registered for the Disneyland Double Dare in September, so we’ll be chasing our Coast-to-Coast medals! It won’t be a goal race for either of us – just using the weekend as a training weekend before the Navy Air Force Half two weeks later.

Thursday 4/13: PT exercises, foam rolled & stretched

I can feel my hip starting to ache again during my runs, so I want to make sure I’m working on strength while I’m in between training plans.

Friday 4/14: PT exercises, foam rolled & stretched

Saturday 4/15: 1.96 miles (34:14) 17:30 min/mi
[W01D4: Walk, Z2, 5 minutes. Run easy, Z3, 3 minutes. Repeat 2 times.]
Avg HR: 132 bpm Max HR: 162 bpm Aerobic TE: 3.1 (Improving Aerobic Fitness)

Sunday 4/16: Easter brunch with the fam – and then meal prepped like a boss! I made some burgers and salads for lunches and prepped veggies for snacks.

Total mileage for the week:  6.88 miles

Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin!


6 thoughts on “Weekly Recap: April 10 – April 16

  1. Coco says:

    Ugh on the achy hip – I hope you can nip that in the bud! My HR gets really high when I run, but not when I do other exercise (like spinning) so I don’t worry about it. I’m too impatient to do HR training.

  2. Chaitali says:

    Thanks for sharing about the heart rate training! I’ve been seeing a lot about it lately but I wasn’t really sure how to combine it with run walk intervals.

    • heathermundwiler says:

      If you have a heart rate monitor Garmin that is compatible with the training plans, I highly recommend checking out the plans. They have heart rate and regular plans for everything from getting started and 5Ks up to Marathon and Triathlon plans. This is my first time using one of the plans, and I’m not following it through to a T, but I’ve liked the first week so far.

  3. HoHo Runs says:

    I do use HR training. I think it’s a great way to gauge that you truly are running “easy”. In the past, I’ve been guilty of always running with the same effort. I’m now making a conscious effort to do runs at a lower HR. I hope your hip calms down. I’ve battled with that off and on this year and continue to do my strength exercises. They seem to help. Thanks for linking, Heather!

  4. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin.com says:

    I do have a bit of info on HR training. Holly had me do hr training runs. I didn’t understand the importance at first but they do work! Even before I trained with her I’ll give you an example of how it worked for me and I didn’t realize I was doing it. Over the summer I did a run streak, most days very slow and with a lower hr. My first race in September, maybe a couple weeks after my streak ended and, pace wise I ran my fastest race in hot humid conditions on the coast. So it works!!!

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