I feel like I can say that with 100% honesty now because…
Speaking of workouts, this week was not exactly stellar for me. We had some important folks in town for work this week and it meant a lot of longer hours, and kind of kept me from getting back into my normal routine.
Monday – I managed to squeeze in 20 minutes of core work before going over to a coworker’s house to watch the premiere of The Bachelor. I was pretty happy with this as it was mostly a rest day from Sunday’s 9 miles.
Tuesday – Nada. I went to a work dinner in Boston and didn’t end up getting home until between 9:30 and 10, so it was straight to bed.
Wednesday – Got up early to go into the city for a surprise group workout with my coworkers. It ended up being a scavenger hunt throughout Boston, which was pretty fun, but only involved light running.
Thursday – Managed to squeeze an early 5 miles in during the AM before heading off to work. It was my first run testing out some of my new gear from Christmas, including a reflective vest and flashlight. I’m not a big fan of running with headlamps, so I LOVE the little handheld LED flashlight I got myself for Christmas. It’s small enough to easily carry during the run but it packs a big punch light-wise.
Friday – I don’t know if it was allergies or just the lack of sleep catching up to me, but by the time Friday rolled around, I was dead tired. My throat hurt, and I felt super congested. Bleck. I tried to squeeze in a little core work, but after 10 minutes, I was really not feeling so hot, so I called it quits and spent the rest of the evening curled up on the couch watching Netflix.
Saturday – I was excited for some good workouts by the time the weekend rolled around. There is nothing like being able to sleep to a regular time AND fit in a workout. Unfortunately, the rain moved in pretty early on Saturday and it was a wet, misty mess by the time I got out the door.
I really wanted to get my hills in, so I sucked it up and headed out.
Overall, I was really happy with how this run went. I felt like a bada$$ running in the rain, and I managed to crank out my last 2 miles at around 8:20/mile, after doing a bunch of hill repeats.
Sunday – The rain REALLY moved in on Sunday. I decided to take my workout indoors to the treadmill. I had been wanting to get back into doing some Yasso 800s for a while, so I decided to give it a shot. I ran my warm-up mile at 8:30/mile and then did the first 2 repeats at 7:35/mile. I did the next 3 at 7:30/mile and then cooled down with another mile at around 9:00/mile. This workout definitely felt TOUGH. I don’t know if I would have felt better if I hadn’t run hills the day before, but for whatever reason I was struggling. Hopefully I’ll improve on these through the marathon training.
This week, I’m really looking forward to getting back into a real routine both in the gym and at work. Ideally, I’d like to get some tough workouts in mid-week and not leave all my tough runs for the weekend.
How was your week?