Oh man, I was not sure I would get to post today, friends! I recently made the decision to moved from wordpress.com over to a self hosted site, so this weekend I started the process. It might be a bit clunky around here while I learn the ropes (send me all of your tips!).
Last week was alright in terms of training. Since I don’t have anything big on the horizon, I’m just using a 10K – Level 2 training plan from Garmin to help build a foundation for Cherry Blossom training when it starts in the spring. I missed two runs just because my schedule was all over the place. But I’d like to renew my commitment to working out after work (or at lunch). I also need to take a look at the group fitness schedule to find my new class! I’ve been really enjoying BodyPump, but I also want to try new things, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!
Planned: Rest | Actual: Rest!
I experienced my first committee meeting for CUCB and learned a lot! I feel like I’ve been given a behind the scenes glimpse of what goes into planning and executing a race of this size. It was fascinating!
Planned: 25 min recovery run | Actual: 2.45 mi (35:51) 14:37 min/mi
I did an easy run commute home – the weather has finally turned a bit cooler and runs are feeling easier!
Planned: 5:2 Intervals & Body Pump | Actual: BodyPump
I just wasn’t able to make it away from my desk on Wednesday, but I did make it to BodyPump after work!
Planned: 30 min cross training & 30 min recovery run | Actual: Rest
My BodyPump on Wednesday replaced the cross training today, but I still wasn’t able to make it out for a run during lunch. After work, Roswell and I headed downtown to see Where Dreams Go To Die, a documentary by Ethan Newberry about Gary Robbins and his attempts to complete the Barkley Marathons. The documentary was really well done, even if you already knew how the story ended. After the show, Ethan, Gary and John Kelly (15th finisher of the Barkley Marathons) did a question and answer session. It was really amazing to hear from all of them and if you have the opportunity to see the show, I would highly recommend going!
Planned: Rest | Actual: 3.30 mi (44:58) 13:37 min/mi
Since I didn’t run on Wednesday or Thursday, I knew I had to run today. I had taken the day off because it was my birthday week and Roswell and I were heading to Baltimore for a concert later. So we slept in (to 7:30am?!) and then went for easy runs. The trees are starting to change and the sun shining through the leaves is my favorite part of fall. I’ll say it again, I’m loving the cooler weather; my perceived effort is much lower in cooler weather!
Later, Roswell and I headed to Baltimore for my New Found Glory concert – I love that they seem to play Baltimore around my birthday when they tour!
Planned: 45 min Hill Run | Actual: 3.49 mi (51:25) 14:44 min/mi
Saturday morning, Roswell and I explored a bit of Baltimore by foot and ran from our hotel to Patterson Park to see their Pagoda. There was also a pet festival going on in the park and a bunch of adorable dogs in costume!
Planned: 60 min Long Run | Actual: Rest
Sunday wasn’t a great day for me. I had planned on running, but after starting my blog migration (and messing some of it up), I spent the morning on the couch with my laptop trying to get my website to work again. After that, I got motivation for some household chores in bursts, but otherwise, spent the rest of the day on the couch.
Total mileage for the week: 9.25 miles
Training plan this week:
Tuesday: 6:2 Intervals
Thursday: 2:1 Intervals
Saturday: 30 minute hill run
Sunday: 70 minute long run