Manic Monday – 07/06/15


Happy Monday, friends! I realized last night that although I thought I had scheduled my Friday Free-For-All post to go up on Friday while I was away, I goofed and never actually hit the “Publish” button. Oh well! Here’s my recap of last week’s training.

Monday 06/29/15:  Rest Day

I was still exhausted after a marathon 40 hour trip home from Prague, AND had a full day of work and rehearsal, so I slept in instead of running. However, I did ride my bike to and from work (less than 1.5 miles).

Tuesday 06/30/15:  Rest Day 

Unsurprisingly, I was still lazy and tired and didn’t run.  But I did walk to and from work.

Wednesday 07/01/15:  Rest Day

I really, truly intended to get up and run, but it was POURING rain when I woke up, so I just didn’t bother. Just walked to and from work.

Thursday 07/02/15:  3.1 miles

After almost two weeks off, this run felt really hard, but I still managed a sub-30 time, so I’ll take it! I also rode my bike to and from work, and then after a quick dinner, drove to the Berkshires for 4th of July weekend to be with my best friend Mandy and her family. I’ve known them for 18 years, so they’re basically my extended family.

Friday 07/03/15:  3.1 miles–Nuun #RunRideHydrate Virtual Race

I dragged myself out of bed early and ran a decently fast 5k–only 15 seconds off my PR! The rest of the day was spent hanging out with Mandy and her family.

Saturday 07/04/15:  Active Rest Day

While I didn’t get in a formal workout, I spent the morning helping to prepare for the party, and spent the evening running around playing horse-y and giving piggyback rides to the dozens of young cousins in attendance. We stayed up late setting off fireworks, eating, drinking, and singing.

Sunday 07/05/15:  4 Mile Progression Run

I started out running with Mandy, her dog Lily, and her father in law, Bruce, but I wanted to do a progression run, so I left them behind fairly quickly, as they were just looking for an easy run. I ended up being really happy with my splits, because it was pretty hot and humid by the time I got out there. After that, it was lunch, a quick stop at my beloved Target, and home to hang out with Ben for a few hours before he left for the family reunion. 

All in all, I’m VERY happy with this week, especially considering that I got myself out running twice while I was away from home. This was my highest mileage week in a while, and Sunday’s run was my longest run in over two months. I’m hoping that this week will be even better. Ben left this morning for a week away, so I’ll be living the bachelorette life! Here’s the plan for this week:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 5k
  • Wednesday: 5k
  • Thursday: 5k
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: Run club 5k plus 2 miles to make it 5 miles
  • Sunday: Rest
  • How was your holiday weekend?

9 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 07/06/15

  1. kristenk says:

    Yay for high milage weeks! I had a good weekend too but definitely didn’t run as much as I had planned. I’m doing a makeup long run tonight because I skipped it yesterday!

  2. dgobs says:

    High five! I think a few rest days are definitely deserved after travel, and clearly they worked for you because you kicked ass the rest of the week! 🙂

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