Cherry Blossom Training – Week 5

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We got a brief taste of spring this week! The weather was gorgeous (almost too warm for a mid-day run) and I managed to get away from my desk at lunch twice for runs. I felt a little crummy during my run on Friday, so I was happy to have a rest day on Saturday. The weather cooled on Sunday, but I thought it was perfect running weather and I got a solid 7 mile training run in!

There is a lot of stuff happening in the CUCB world tomorrow (February 28) – make sure you don’t miss anything!

Okay – so here’s what my last week looked like:

Monday 2/20: Yoga Basics (60:00)

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Tuesday 2/21: Pilates Fitness (60:00)

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Wednesday 2/22: Rest

Thursday 2/23: AM: Barbell Strength (60:00)

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Lunch: 2.12 mile run (27:03) 12:46 min/mi

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Friday 2/24: 2.02 mile run (28:39) 14:11 min/mi

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My plan was 2 sets of: .25 mile, .12 mile recovery, .50 mile, .25 mile recovery. However, I got a bloody nose on the second quarter mile, so I stopped my workout a bit early. I wasn’t feeling as great during this workout as I had the week before. I’m not sure if it was temperature I’m not used to yet… Anytime, my splits for the workout were: 2:30.6, 4:44.4, 2:31.7. I guess I’ll try again next week!

Saturday 2/25: Rest

We had a bunch of errands to run so in lieu of my yoga class, I just did some stretching and foam rolling at home. We also swung by the Potomac River Running in Arlington to pick up my Training Programs pullover – I was a little nervous about the pink, but it’s super cute!

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Sunday 2/26: 6.90 miles (1:26:25) 12:31 min/mi

Total mileage for the week: 11.05 miles

My goals for this week:

  • Foam rolling and stretch DAILY!
  • Run 4 times, including 1 speed workout (currently planning Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Sunday – hopefully the weather cooperates!)
  • Knowing my schedule this week, I would like to try to make it to 1 yoga class and 2 strength training classes

What are your goals this week?

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Did you know that the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Social Media team is raising money for Credit Unions for Kids, supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals? I have a personal goal to raise $250 towards our team goal of $2,500 – will you help me?

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

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One thought on “Cherry Blossom Training – Week 5

  1. HoHo Runs says:

    Yikes. A bloody nose during your run must have been quite the challenge! I think that’s a really cute Training Programs pullover. Your long run look very scenic. I especially like the friend you found. Thanks for linking, Heather!

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