What I learned? Race day nerves. I knew going in to my race last weekend that I would be going in to the day on limited sleep but I didn’t think that I would be facing high temps and humidity. I didn’t have a back-up goal planned ahead of time. Going in to this race, I was going to run for a 23:00 5k or I wasn’t. Since I didn’t have a better plan, I spent race day morning contemplating how much pain I was willing to endure when I knew my goal of 23:00 minutes was out of reach. If I was prepared with A, B, C goals, I could have spent the morning being confident of my training and going to out to run my best. Trust in your training!
Planned: Rest Day » Actual: Spin Class
As the day wore on, my quads were starting to get tight and sore. I wanted to do something to loosen up after work. Since I left a little late, I decided to check the gym schedule and see if there was a spin class starting soon. Lucky for me there was.
This instructor was amazing. He explained the different efforts for each song and gave a range in watts that you should target. I’ve never been to a class like that before. Since I raced the day before, I didn’t come close to the recommended watts on basically any track, but I would like to go back and try this class on a different day.
Planned: Track Workout » Actual: Rest Day
I can’t remember what I did on Tuesday…One of these days, I’ll actually start to write this out during the week so I don’t forget days.
Planned: Cross Training » Actual: 3 miles + Abs & Glutes
I went to meet Crystal after work to run a few miles. Thankfully this was the last hot day this week. We started running and once again, I just tried to enjoy the run without looking at my watch. We took a little break between miles 2 and 3 (It was 90 degrees and super sunny in the afternoon). Overall, we came in with a 9:00 pace.
When I got home, I tried out one of the Nike+ training app workouts. This is my new obsession!
Planned: Tempo Work » Actual: 6 miles (slower than tempo pace)
I went to meet up with one of my clients to run after work today. Funny, our tempo pace is the same. We met up at North Park which is not a great place for a tempo workout. It’s a 5 mile loop with some elevation change. Nothing crazy, just makes it more challenging to zone in on a pace for a tempo run.
We ended up at a 9:20 pace (goal would be 8:40). Afterwards, we went to grab dinner before her meeting (and so I could try to avoid traffic on the way home).
Planned: Rest Day » Actual: Rest Day
Although I planned on doing some yoga, I took this day to just relax on the couch and write up a training plan for a friend. It’s been really chilly here in the mornings this week so I also swapped out the bed linens for my winter blanket and comforter. I’m not ever going to want to get out of the bed in the morning until spring comes back lol!
Planned: Long Run » Actual: Fly By 5k
We got to sleep in a little bit this morning since the race wasn’t scheduled to start until 10:00am. When we got to the airport, it was chilly and windy! Thankfully, it warmed up enough that I could comfortably wear my singlet for the run.
What a fun race! We got to run down the runway past a B-52 bomber and a stat med-evac helicopter. It was crazy windy but the runners were great. Everyone around us finished before us and we were able to get a few people behind us to sprint to the finish with us. One person that got a PR at the race, came up to me after to get a picture – how fun is that!
We went out for lunch afterwards at Industry Public house. The arsenal cider was a perfect post-race drink! Then later in the evening, we went to a friend’s house to hang out for a bit.
I woke up with that feeling in the back of my throat that a cold was coming on so my On guard use was in full force hoping that it will ward this off. I have 14 miles on the schedule for tomorrow morning!
Planned: Cross Training » Actual: Long Run
This morning we went out to get our long run in but I just felt so tired. I decided that it was better to just stop this run and go back home to rest and fight off this cold so it doesn’t linger. So that is just what I’m doing today…blogging, checking in on my clients, and napping.
Meal Prep Inspirations
Fall came back! And it’s totally inspiring this recipe round up.
Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Bowl (V)
Snack: Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
Lunch: Loaded Lentil Salad (V)
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