“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Training Tuesday: Just Jump

Week of July 1-July 7, 2013:

No weigh-in this week.  From random spot checks, I'm sitting in the same spot I've been in for 6 months, no reason to bore you by repeating it.   

Major changes from last weeks workouts:
The July 4th holiday derailed my week a tiny bit, I had no strength training on Thursday and no dam stairs session either.  I did a bonus hill repeat on Wednesday because of my birthday.  I added a lb to my Sunday pack.  I increased Tuesday's hike by 30 minutes and actually checked the weight on that pack.  I increased Sunday's hike by 1 hour and 20 minutes.  (a bit off plan due to a wrong turn).  I intend to do a write up on that park/hike soon.  Suffice it to say, it's a good thing I packed my compass! (and toilet paper)

Fun stuff from last week:  I actually had company for several of my mid-week workouts this week, which was awesome.  As y'all know, my birthday was on Wednesday and two friends joined me for the Dam hill.  My friend Sarah and her cute kid pack joined me for my Tuesday hike.  The squirrels were showing off for Avery, which thrilled her to no end.
Mommy, hiking is more fun when you can hold hands with your bestie!
Here is what the week looked like day-by-day:
Monday: 6 mile recovery run, avg pace 9:32
Tuesday: 1 hour strength training; 92 minute hike with 40 lb pack
Wednesday: Dam intervals.  (Ran 5.35 miles total)
Thursday: 6 mile crappy run, 9:05 avg pace
Friday:  Rest day
Saturday: 9.34 mile run, avg pace 9:25
Sunday:  5:20 hike at Great Seal State Park, 46 lb pack, 2142 feet elevation gain

Some pictures from this week's workouts
Mommy, stop posing and check out that squirrel, it's laughing at us!
More birthday shenanigans
It was a very wet hike.  Did I mention it's been raining forever in Ohio?
Major changes for next week
Mentally, I got tired this past week.  With the increasing length of my Sunday hike the day after my long run, I have decided an extra rest day is in order.  I am moving Monday's recovery runs to Tuesday, and taking Monday off.  Last week my diet was pretty terrible, so I will refocus in that area this week.  Looks like I will have company for Tuesday's hike again!  YAY!  I also have a 5K this Saturday.  I haven't decided whether I'm racing it yet, thoughts?

I'm still deciding on my fall half marathon.  Two of the ones I'm considering are the Quad Cities Half Marathon and the Boulder Half Marathon.  Both are September 22nd.  If anyone has another one that weekend they would like to recommend, please do!

Mentally, I'm cursing this whole plan to climb a mountain lately.  It could also be PMS, who knows.

How was your week last week????

Anyone else looking for a good race to sign up for? What qualities do you look for in your future races?

I think I need to take Avery's approach to workouts...anyone else want to join me?


  1. I am going with the flow for the 5K Saturday. Fred & I have done 2 races together in the last couple of weeks and I've helped pace him so I may do that again. Not sure. Figured with the large group we have, I'd figure something out.

  2. I love that pic of the babies holding hands! So cute:) Your week looks awesome. Way to go:)

  3. Impressive week! And happy belated birthday- looks like you had a special day!

  4. Hmm, you're sounding tired--I'd just do the 5K for fun. Then you'll have more energy later to contemplate the Boulder Half! Not that I'm self-serving or anything....:^)

    1. HAHAHA. Best way to tell me to rest EVER.

  5. I think that extra rest day is a gooooood plan. And perhaps just doing the 5k for fun? No use getting injured or burnt out now... Next week you'll feel way better again.

  6. I can't believe how a) how small you look and b) how big Avery has gotten!!!! WOW! looking good ladies and I love rest days....I have 7 rest days a week right now ;) lol


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