Weekly Recap: April 24 – May 7

Recapping two weeks since I was out sick last week – I didn’t do any running last week and I missed the 5K we had planned for Saturday. I did use my time off to take a look at my training plan though – training for my goal September half starts next week! – as well as cross training I want to incorporate and the heart rate training I’ve been doing. I found that the heart rate zones in my Garmin that were based just on my Max Heart Rate, but I felt like they were off. So I decided to try the zones based on Heart Rate Reserve (HRmax – HRrest = HRreserve). I used my average resting heart rate from my Fitbit and I feel like the zones look so much better! I’m looking forward to seeing the difference this week. As for the cross training I mentioned – I think I’m going to sign up for group swim lessons. While I’m comfortable in a pool (and have even completed a sprint triathlon), I know swimming is not my strength and would love to learn better technique when it comes to strokes and breathing. Fun things to look forward to this summer!

Monday 4/24: There was a fire in an apartment building off campus (still under construction) so the campus actually closed at 1pm due to poor air quality. Used the afternoon to clean up the house and organize

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Tuesday 4/25: 2.43 mi (43:28) 17:51 min/mi
[W03D2-Intervals • Run easy, Z3, 3 minutes. Walk, Z2, 5 minutes. Repeat 2 times.]
Avg HR: 133 bpm Max HR: 166 bpm Aerobic TE: 3.0 (Improving Aerobic Fitness)

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Wednesday 4/26: Roswell and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary with dinner at our favorite sushi place!

Thursday 4/27: 2.47 mi (41:02) 16:39 min/mi
[W03D4-Intervals: Run easy, Z3, 5 minutes. Walk, Z3, 5 minutes. Repeat 2 times.]
Avg HR: 
134 bpm Max HR: 164 bpm Aerobic TE: 3.3 (Improving Aerobic Fitness)

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Friday 4/28: I came home with a sore throat so I decided to relax for the night

Saturday 4/29: Still wasn’t feeling well, so I spent most of the day on the couch resting

Sunday 4/30:  I took some cold medicine and braved the two events I had on Sunday: a sorority luncheon and concert at work. I’m surprised I didn’t take any photos, but that speaks to how I was feeling!

Total mileage for the week: 8.42 miles
Total mileage for April: 30.33 miles

Monday 5/1 through Friday 5/5: my cold hit me hard and I missed several days of work. I did manage a few Instastories and thought about possible Disneyland Half costumes…IMG_20170503_082247_329

I also stayed up to watch the breaking 2 attempt (after a nap) – what inspiration!

Saturday 5/6: I was supposed to run a 5K Saturday morning. Unfortunately, having been out sick all week and then staying up until 2am to watch Breaking 2, we ended up over sleeping and not making the race.

Sunday 5/7: Sunday was really productive! We grocery shopped, meal prepped (using the Forks over Knives meal planner), then relaxed because all that was done before noon. We spent the later afternoon working in the yard. I’m looking forward to getting back to running this week!

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

2 thoughts on “Weekly Recap: April 24 – May 7

  1. HoHo Runs says:

    I hope you are feeling better and have been able to get back to your running this week. I don’t use the standard heart zones either. I found a handy on-line calculator that takes my resting HR into account. Happy Anniversary (a little late)! Thanks for linking with us, Heather!

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