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Some overdue Training Updates for RnR Nashville

Well, I started this post almost four weeks ago!!!  And am just now sitting down to finish it when there are several other things I need to be doing instead.  I know you all get that!  So… here’s a lot of recapping!  I’ve tried to keep it succinct.

What I started writing on 4/1/13:

Wow the weeks are flying by!  Just four more weeks til my first full marathon in 12+ years!!  Yikes!

Week D Recap:

Monday 3/25 – rested from my 20 miles on Saturday and 2 mile fastest run ever on Sunday!  I actually couldn’t believe how good my legs felt… I thought for sure stairs would be interesting and walking would feel like a workout but I felt great; just tired.

Tuesday 3/26 -Taught Strength (heavy weights in an interval style class).  Did a treadmill run of 4 miles in 37:13 and felt good.  I loved that the 4 miles felt easy peasy (I guess they should at this point, right?!)

Wednesday 3/27 – Yoga – I really think adding Yoga into my weekly routine the last five weeks or so is helping a TON with my nagging hamstring injury.  I’m thinking of doing Yoga on Monday’s as well instead of taking a full rest day.  Any of you not take a full rest day in your training plans?

Thursday 3/28 – Today was our first real SPRING-like day!!!  It was sooo great I couldn’t bring myself to get on the treadmill so I paid a sitter so I could get a run in outside!  It felt amazing.  It was a little bit of a tough run on the books: 2 miles easy, 4 miles between 5K  (8:30)and 10K (8:50) pace, then 2 miles easy.  Here’s what ended up really happening:

8 miler Speed vs Elevation

8 miler paces

So yes, I was pretty happy with this run!!

Friday 3/29 – Taught SPIN.  Week 2 Intervals in our Periodization training.  Felt tough but great at the same time.  See my playlist here:

interval playlist

Saturday 3/30 - Taught Step (such a great group of ladies!  They make me feel so good!!! LOL And I had a new music mix which was SUPER fun!) AND Taught Strength (another good group of people) – worked hard all over, but my arms were especially tired at the end.

Sunday 3/31 – Happy Easter! – Taught SPIN.  I tried to keep it low key for myself while still coaching a kick butt Interval class for them.  I think I succeeded.  They were grunting at times and sweatballs at the end and I had burned 300 calories and completely sweat through the front of my tank…. okay, maybe I should have taken it even easier! Oh well… then I headed home….
AND Ran 15.5 miles.  I have to say, I’m exhausted still as I type this Monday night!  I was pretty impressed with how well I did.  I started out with negative thoughts but feeling pretty good (well, besides my sore calves from step and abductors from strength the previous day!).  If you’ve read any of my posts before, you’ve probably figured out by now that I tend to overthink things, especially when it comes to training for this marathon!  I considered not doing the run at all, I mean wasn’t teaching 3 classes over the weekend enough?  Then I thought about running 10 miles.  But then I know myself too well.  If I had done either of those two options I’d drown myself in “should I have?” thoughts…

15.5 mi

If I could do this pace for another 10 miles I’d be thrilled….


My little guy on the hunt!

My little guy on the hunt!

Checking out the contents of his Easter eggs!

My older guy checking out the contents of his Easter eggs!

easter humor

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