Manic Monday Training Recap – 03/18/19

Manic Monday

What Was Planned vs What Happened

Monday 03/11/19: 3 mile run | 3 mile run
It feels good to regularly be running three miles again. What was once my bare minimum mileage is now a decent challenge.

Tuesday 03/12/19: Yoga | 45 minutes yoga
Penelope and I did Yoga With Adriene’s “Yoga For Strength and Focus” video, which was quite nice. Of course, doing yoga with a crawling baby is a whole new ball game, but we made it work.

Wednesday 03/13/19: 3 mile run | 3 mile run
I didn’t really feel like it, but I’m trying SO HARD to be consistent and get back to running regularly. I ended up doing it, and I’m glad I did.

Thursday 03/14/19: Strength | Rest
I was tired and had a bunch of errands to run, so a workout didn’t happen.

Friday 03/15/19: 3 mile run | 3 mile run + stretching + rolling
Another three miles! I’m getting tired of treadmill runs, but treadmill runs are better than no runs.

Saturday 03/16/19: 4 mile run | Rest
My right hip was bothering me a bit, so I decided to rest.

Sunday 03/17/19: Rest | 4 miles
I wasn’t planning to run, but I ended up in a really crappy mood Sunday evening, so I escaped to the treadmill after putting Vera to bed, and ended up feeling a lot better for it.

Weekly Mileage: 13

Total 2019 Mileage: 85.75

Well, this is the highest mileage week I’ve had since before I got pregnant, and Sunday’s run was my longest run since before I got pregnant. It feels SO GOOD to be getting back to “normal.” I still have work to do, but I’m excited to do it.

Are you a morning runner or an evening runner?

Manic Monday Training Recap – 02/11/19

Manic Monday

What Was Planned vs What Happened

Monday 02/04/19: 1.5 mile run | 1.5 mile run + hip strength + stretching
My body felt refreshed after taking a full rest day on Sunday, but I still kept the pace nice and easy for this run. I also did 30 each of clam shells, reverse clam shells, side leg lifts, glute bridges, and air squats, and finished up with my split stretch routine.

Tuesday 02/05/19: Strength | Arms + Abs
I did a couple of short workouts from the Tone It Up Girls’ bikini series. It’s crazy how weak my core is post-baby, but I’m committed to working on it regularly.

Wednesday 02/06/19: 1.5 mile run | 1.5 mile run + hip strength + stretching
This workout was EXACTLY the same as Monday, just a tiny bit faster on the run portion.

Thursday 02/07/19: Yoga | Yoga
I pulled up Yoga With Adriene’s “Yoga for Runners” video. It was just what I needed.

Friday 02/08/19: 1.5 mile run | 1.5 mile run + hip strength
Another short, easy run, and a bit of hip strength. I didn’t get to do my whole routine because Vera got fussy.

Saturday 02/08/19: 2 mile run | Rest
We traveled down to my parents’ for an overnight, and I opted to take a rest day with the option to run on Sunday instead.

Sunday 02/10/19: Rest | Rest
Oops. Yeah. After a huge Sunday breakfast of pancakes and mimosas, then the drive home, I didn’t feel like running.

Weekly Mileage: 4.5 miles

Total 2019 Mileage: 53.25

Not a bad start to my 5k training plan. I didn’t get to my “long run” on the weekend, but I’m not too upset about it. I know that distances of up to 2.5 miles feel pretty good right now, and seeing my parents was a good excuse to miss a run.

Did you run long this weekend? How did it go?

Manic Monday – 02/15/16

Manic

Vermont City Marathon Training Week 5: What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 02/08/16: 30 Min. Easy Run30 Min. Easy Run
I SO did not want to do this run. I was in a crappy mood all day, and the last thing I wanted to do was squeeze a run in between work and rehearsal. In the end, I’m glad I did it, but it was a struggle to find the motivation to get out the door.

Tuesday 02/09/16: 30 Min. Moderate Run30 Min. Moderate Run
I did a 10 minute warm up, then did my 30 minutes, then a 5 minute cool-down. It was pretty cold and icy out on the bike path, but it was a surprisingly good run. There were lots of other runners and walkers around, and everyone was being super friendly.

Wednesday 02/10/16: Spin ClassYoga
I was feeling a bit worn down, so I emailed Coach Suz and asked if I could sub yoga for spin. Thankfully, she agreed, so I pulled up Yoga with Adriene on YouTube and did this 35 minute flow video. It was PERFECT.

Thursday 02/11/16: Ladder WorkoutLadder Workout
I did a 10 minute warm up, then did intervals of 2-3-4-3-2 minutes, with 2 minutes of recovery in between. I started out doing the intervals at long run pace, then increased the speed on each, so that my last interval was about 20 seconds off my 5k race pace, and I felt AMAZING afterwards. I probably could have kept going, or increased the initial speed of the intervals, but it still felt like a great workout. I ❤ intervals.

Friday 02/12/16: RestRest
I did a few core strength exercises, but on the whole, I was REALLY happy to have a rest day, especially with an 11 mile run in frigid temps looming.

Saturday 02/13/16: 11 Miles Easy11 Miles “Easy”
I put that in quotation marks because even though I ran at an easy pace, this run was anything but easy. The temperature when I started was 0 “feels like” -17, and by the time I finished it was “feels like” -22. I probably should have just skipped the run, or waited until Ben got home from practice and gone to the gym, but whatever. I did it. That was my longest solo run to date.

Sunday 02/14/16: YogaRest
I did a few strength exercises and some light stretching at rehearsal, but I pretty much bailed on yoga yet again. I’m hoping to make it up during my day off on Monday.

So, five weeks down and still smiling. This week is a cutback week because I will be traveling to Florida for a work conference. I’m glad that I won’t have to run long either on a treadmill or in the Florida humidity, and my body will be grateful for a break.

What is the most extreme weather/conditions you’ve ever run in?

Friday Free-For-All – 02/05/16

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I have a 10 miler on the docket for tomorrow. 10 miles is the farthest I’ve ever run solo/in training, and every 10 miler I’ve ever done has left a bad taste in my mouth. Either it sucks and I hate it, or I don’t fuel properly and end up sick all day after. I’m hoping that tomorrow’s run will break the 10 mile curse and get me ready to face longer distances that are forthcoming with marathon training.

I am now obsessed with Yoga With Adriene on YouTube. My friend Nicole suggested the videos when I lamented my seeming inability to get out of bed for a Sunday morning yoga class. Now, I can do yoga in the comfort and privacy of my home, and totally on my own schedule. It’s so awesome. Adriene is down to earth and funny, but I still feel like I’m getting most of the same benefits as going to class.

I’m signed up for another race! The Vermont 100on100 relay is similar to a Ragnar race, but it’s only 100 miles in one day. You still have a big team and you still drive around in a van and get sweaty and smelly, but it’s a little less of a crazy commitment. Six people per team, each runner has 3 legs for a total of 13-18 miles. My friend Chris is a team captain and asked yesterday if I wanted to join his team “J’adore Hardcore.” Um, YES! We’ll rent a room in Stowe for the night before, and a room at Okemo for the night after, so it’s a big fun weekend event. I can’t wait!

Have you ever done a relay race like Ragnar or 100on100? Did you have fun?