I’ve been thinking about some of my goals for this week and thought I’d share them with you guys. Plus that will help keep me accountable, right?
- Eat at least 3 – 4 servings of vegetables every day.
I usually eat at least 2 servings of vegetables every day, but I’d like to increase that to 3 or 4.
- Be in bed by 9:30 p.m. with lights out no later than 10:00 p.m.
Ideally I would like to be in bed by 9:00 p.m. I’ve been doing better, so I need to continue in this streak.
- Check out a book from the library and read at least two nights before bed this week.
I need to get back into the habit of reading. Any recommendations? I really like biographies/autobiographies and probably non-fiction over fiction.
- Stretch and/or foam roll for at least 10 minutes every day.
I have been doing better with this, but I need to stay on top of it and ideally increase to 15-20 minutes every day.
- Do core work at least 4 times this week for at least 5 (very productive) minutes.
I still have a little bit of diastasis recti (ab separation after having a baby), and I’d like to have that be back together before this summer of racing happens. I should probably also shoot for closer to 10 minutes.
- Take at least one 30 minute nap.
I’m not a napper, but with my training increasing and still waking up a lot during the night due to Cullen or other random things, I know I need the extra sleep.
I’m going to stop there, so I don’t over-commit myself and set unrealistic expectations. I’m optimistic I can meet all these goals this week. I’ll be checking in next week to see how they went.
This past week of running went really well. I am officially in my block of training to work towards Grandma’s Marathon. I still feel like I’m running on some-what tired legs some days, but I am learning to embrace it. My best run of the week was Monday’s interval workout, and I was also really happy with how my long run went on Saturday.
10 miles, intervals
written workout: 4x1000m at 6:30/mile pace with 1 min recovery, then full recovery before: 2x1k intervals in 3:45 w/ 90% recovery, 4x200m as quick as you can with equal distance recovery
Actual paces – 6:31, 6:27, 6:27, 6:22, 5:59, 5:55
Paces for 200s – 5:13, 5:07, 5:00, sub-5:00
I did this workout on the treadmill in the afternoon, so maybe my legs were more awake?? But I actually thought this workout was easy (relatively speaking). I had no problem nailing the prescribed paces and often went faster.
AM – 7 miles, 8:54 pace
PM – 5 miles, 9:42 pace
I pushed Cullen in the stroller during the afternoon run. It was a slow, slow run as we skated through many of the neighborhoods. Both runs went okay. . . .nothing great, nothing terrible.
7 miles, easy, 8:38 pace
I was planning on meeting a friend during this run, but her son got sick, so she had to cancel at the last minute, so I ended up pushing Cullen in the stroller again. I usually try to push Cullen in the stroller twice a week and spread out the runs, but I ended up pushing him three days in a row.
AM – 8.5 miles, 8:02 average pace
written workout: for 2.5 miles sets of: 2 min. hard 1 min. easy, 1 min. hard, 30 sec. easy, 30 sec. hard, 30 secs easy
This was a little more challenging than I expected. I’m not sure what my paces were as I didn’t split any of them, but I was breathing pretty hard during/after each one.
PM – 4 miles, 8:46 pace
Easy run in the sunshine with the stroller! 4 miles seems so short these days.
Off – I usually live for my day off, but I actually could have continued to run if need be. However, I still thoroughly enjoyed my day off. I stayed in my pajamas way too long.
18 miles, long run – 7:57 pace
My legs felt nice and fresh after a day off. I also ran 99% on dry pavement, so I was in heaven.
AM – 6 miles, easy (no watch)
PM – 4 miles, easy (no watch)
I almost forgot I had another run scheduled for the day. I ran in the morning, got Cullen and I ready for church, went to church, then went to work, and was looking forward to being at home and getting my house cleaned when I realized I still had another run. Good thing it only took me a little over 30 minutes.
Total for the week: 69.5 miles