Weekly Wrap: August 21-27

3BlackCatCo_Navy5Miler_Week15This last week was weird – I was a little off my schedule, thanks to wanting to spend ALL THE TIME with our new addition. Instead of heading to the gym in the evening, we headed home to play with Stack. I still managed to do a core/upper body workout on Monday, but by the middle of the week I’d lost my steam. The gym was closed for training Wednesday through Friday, meaning we couldn’t head there after work and I couldn’t run to work because I didn’t have a place to shower.

HOWEVER, Saturday morning, Roswell convinced me to head out for an easy run and it was the best idea ever. Definitely helped get my momentum back and I had a great long run on Saturday. I obviously can’t wait to board our plane on Friday for our long weekend at Disneyland! Anyone going to be there?! 

Monday 8/21: AM: Walk to work (2.5 miles) | PM: Quick Strength for Runners: Upper Body & Core (Week 1)

Tuesday 8/22:  PGRC Track Workout 3.16 mi (56:12) 17:47 min/mi


crazy eyes… crazy hair…

Tuesday morning, I tried something fun and new – I originally was supposed to get two Bod Pods with my personal training package, however, we didn’t know that so I’m using them now! The Bod Pod measures your body fat percentage, plus your weight (breaking it down into fat and muscle/bone/etc.) and gave recommendations for daily caloric intake. We’ll do another bod pod in November before Thanksgiving and see if I’ve improved. I gotta put in some work!

Track was hard and I was really wiped out. It was hot and I probably was more dehydrated than I should be. We did a 3,2,1 workout: 3 minutes run, 3 minutes rest, 2 minutes run, 2 minutes rest, 1 minute run, followed by 3 minutes rest – two times. I walked another .25 cool down while the rest of the group did a third round. I just couldn’t take it. I’m so ready for cooler weather!


Wednesday 8/23: Rest  – I can’t even remember what happened this day – I was really wiped out from the track workout

Thursday 8/24: Rest – Date Night!


Friday 8/25: Rest – If I can even call it that at this point.

Saturday 8/26: 2.45 mi (33:02) 13:29 min/mi


As I mentioned, Roswell convinced me to head out on a easy run before my haircut this morning. It was a turning point in the week for me and helped kick start my motivation for the weekend and week ahead!

Sunday 8/27: 6.23 mi (1:30:26) 14:31 min/mi (Run 5: Walk 2)

I had a great run and I’m feeling confident about surviving the Double Dare challenge this weekend. I was planning on doing 5:2 intervals for the 10K and then 2:1 intervals for the half, but after listening to Jeff Galloway on the Runner’s World Podcast, he mentioned that the most successful walk breaks are no more than 30 seconds… So maybe I should think about 1 minute : 30 second intervals.

Total mileage for the week:  11.84 miles (plus 2.5 miles walking)

Training plan this week:
Monday: Lower Body strength
Tuesday: PM Track Workout
Wednesday: Upper Body strength
Thursday: Easy morning run
Friday: Travel Day!!! + Disneyland Half Expo!
Saturday: Disneyland 10K
Sunday: Disneyland Half Marathon


Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin and guest host Teresa at Finding Fabulous at Fifty.

Also joining Courtney over at Eat Pray Run DC for her training linkup!

7 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap: August 21-27

  1. findingfabulousatfifty says:

    How fun! Good luck with the Disney challenge this weekend! I’ve never used the Galloway method until my last half marathon and I really enjoyed it. It made the long runs so much more pleasurable. I used the 3:1 intervals and it worked great for me. I found that the 30 second breaks just were fine for the first few miles, but found they just weren’t enough of a break during the last few miles of my long runs so I stuck with the 3:1. You just have to find what works best for you!

    Have a great time and best of luck!

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