Manic Monday – 10/19/15

Manic

What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 10/12/15:  Rest Rest
It was my mother in law’s 60th birthday, so Ben and I went out to a very fancy dinner with my in-laws. We had a great time, and I don’t regret any of the carbs and sugar I ate and drank 🙂

Tuesday 10/13/15:  3 Miles 3 Miles
This run was WAY better than I was expecting after a week off. My overall pace was about 9:30, which for me is pretty dang speedy. I think my legs were feeling fresh after some time off, and the weather was perfect, so I was just in the zone.

Wednesday 10/14/15:  Tap Class Tap Class
Oy, I seriously need to start practicing outside of class. It gets incrementally harder each week, and I want to keep doing well.

Thursday 10/15/15:  Run Club Speed Workout | 6 x 400 with 2 Mile Warm-Up and 1+ Mile Cool-Down; Total 4.8 Miles
This workout totally rekindled my running spark. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed speed work until I was in the middle of running a 400, breathing hard and feeling so strong and awesome. I was tired at the end, but not totally wrecked; it felt amazing!

Friday 10/16/15:  Rest Rest
After work, I went home for a quick dinner, then headed out to the theater in Stowe to see a one-man show put on by one of my parents’ college buddies. Afterwards, I was supposed to catch a show at a local bar, but I was too tired and just went home to bed.

Saturday 10/17/15:  Run Club 4 Miles Run Club 4 Miles
I was so happy to go to run club again, see my friends, and run a speedy (for me) 4 miles. When I was about half a mile from the end, my super fast buddy Allen came back to run me in. It was great because we finished A LOT faster than I would have on my own–I finished at an 8:20 pace! The rest of the day was spent at my friends Julia and Andrew’s place watching Hocus Pocus, carving pumpkins, and drinking cocktails. It was delightful.

Sunday 10/18/15:  11 Mile Long Run Rest
Surprise, surprise, I skipped my long run. I slept. I cleaned. I watched movies. I ate. I have no regrets.

I’m three weeks out from Wine and Dine, and even though I’ve only completed one double digit training run, I feel fine. Great, even. Last week sort of rekindled my love of running, and I plan to keep running short to medium distances between now and Disney. I have no doubt that race-day adrenaline, combined with the fun of running with Team Can-Am, will get me across the finish line. Here’s the plan for this week:

  • Monday: Body Pump
  • Tuesday: 3 miles
  • Wednesday: Tap Class
  • Thursday: Sh’Bam or run club speed workout
  • Friday: Rest (Traveling to MA for a funeral)
  • Saturday: Rest (Traveling back from MA)
  • Sunday: ??

Sunday is a bit up in the air because I have a voice lesson first thing in the morning, then a makeup workshop for White Christmas, so I’m not sure how I’ll be feeling or what else I’ll get up to on Sunday. I may run some miles, I may not. Either way, it’s all good.

When’s the last time you did a speed workout?

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18 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 10/19/15

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    One part of me wants to tell you to do the work if you are feeling well and able, the other part of me understands. Ultimately, I am not your coach, I am your friend, so do you 😀

    • DarlinRae says:

      Hehe, if I decide to run a marathon next year, I may actually have to hire you to coach my lazy ass, cause otherwise I don’t know how I’m gonna make it happen.

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