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?