Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Recap

Hey there, it's Sunday again... time for another training recap and Happy Mother's Day!

So for the week of May 8th to the 14th:

Monday: PT session with Mallory
Duration: 1hr

Tuesday: Week 7 Run 1
Distance: 3.8k
Time: 29:07
Average Pace: 7:38/k
Notes: I was short on time before yoga so I went for a quick half hour run. The wind was pretty crazy and I really had to battle against it in some spots, the flip side to that is it helped push me along in spots too... Balance!

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Duration: 1hr 30m
Notes: This was a long class, slow and deep hamstring and hip stretching. Very nice!

Wednesday: PT session with Mallory
Duration: 1hr
Notes: I worked hard this class and felt it the next day. I love that sore (but not in pain) feeling.

Thursday: Rest Day

Friday: Week 7 Run 2
Distance: 6.1K
Time: 45:44
Average Pace: 7:30/K
Notes: This was a hot and sweaty run. I forgot to bring water with me and felt the lack for sure.

Saturday: Rest Day (such a windy day!)

Sunday: Week 7 Run 3 - Mother's Day
Distance: 9.4K
Time: 1:08:44
Average Pace: 7:17/K
Notes: I went out early before the wind started and I'm so glad I did because it sure has picked up to gale force again. We've had the windiest spring this year. It makes for tough running. I brought water and that was perfect. If I had realized how close I was to 10k I would've kept going around another few blocks! Oh well. It was a good run.

Total distance this week: 19.3K
Total time: 2h 23m

Question Time:

How do you train in bad weather? Outside? Inside?

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Running Recap

Another week of training in the books. And the spring weather is so fantastic! It's getting hot now and I love it! Makes running more difficult though. I need to underdress more and carry water with me. Also there are bugs flying around now... some hit me, some miss me, and some get too close for comfort...

Anyway for the week of May 1st - May 7th:

Monday - Personal Training with Mal
Duration: 1hr
Notes: this round is killer on my upper arms and quads...

Tuesday - Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Surya Yoga
Duration: 1hr 15min
Notes: still loving yoga and wishing I could make myself do more during the week but that hasn't happened yet

Wednesday - Week 6 Run 1
Distance: 5.3K
Time: 40:12
Average Pace: 7:34/k
Notes: I felt tired and like this run was a slog but my stats on Strava looked good... Not sure why I felt this way but even a lousy run is good training I guess

PT with Mal
Duration: 1hr
Notes: I was really tired after a 45 minute HIIT session with Mallory and the run earlier! My whole body is exhausted after I step out of her gym!

Thursday - Rest Day

Friday - Week 6 Run 2
Distance: 4.4K
Time: 32:42
Average Pace: 7:17/k
Notes: Hottest day ever! It was 24C when I started and maybe 26C when I finished. Sam had a hockey tournament in the city so I didn't run long but that was ok with me! So sweaty! I realised during this run that I need to wear shorts and a tank and figure out how to carry water with me because I was overheated!

Saturday - Rest Day

added a run to the Bell Barn to my Perimeter Run

Sunday - Week 6 Run 3 - long run
Distance: 8.7k
Time: 1:05:36
Average Pace: 7:32/k
Notes: My goal for this run was to hit the 1 hour mark. I'm going to try to make Sunday's my "long run" day... For the next few weeks just running for an hour is good enough for me... after that I'll try adding in some more distance/time... I also wanted to test out my new handheld water bottle by Nathan. I like it so far. Glad to have water with me when it gets hot. I think I may buy another for the left hand (I held it on my right this run) because I can see how it would be great to have water in one hand and electrolyte mix in the other, especially if it's hot when I'm out on my long runs. Over this summer they will increase in length from 1 hour to 2 and half at least...

Brent loves me and makes breakfasts like this! So amazing! There are 2 pancakes under all those peaches.

So my total distance for this week: 18.5K
Total time: 2hr 18min

Question Time

Do you carry water on your runs and if you do what's your favourite way to do it, handheld, hydration belt, vest? If you don't carry water, do you plan your runs around water breaks or fountains or home? Do you stash water somewhere along your planned route? 

Monday, May 1, 2017

April Recap and May Goals 2017

Hello everyone! I can't believe the month is over, it went by so quickly. April started off with chilly days (-11C windchills) and warmed up to 17C and then snowed! Lots! And it got cold again, and just now at the end of the month it warmed up to 18C. Crazy rollercoaster for sure! I've run in snow gear and shorts all within a few days... So is spring in Canada...

So my April goals were:
  • 6-8 PT sessions with Mal - We did 6!
  • Yoga class once a week and possible home sessions if the studio is closed - I did 3 classes (one at home) 
  • 12-15 walk/runs about 30-45 minutes in length - 13 training runs!!!
  • 45-50k monthly total (this feels like a big number but it can happen) - Smashed this 62K!!!
  • 10-12 Zombie! Run! missions - 7 runs with the app, sometimes having too many apps running at the same time is just loud and annoying...
  • Finish 4 more weeks of C25K training (my app says by the end of the month I'll be running 25 minutes straight. I find that so incredible I'm not sure I can even write that down as a goal... I do think I will be running 10 minutes followed by 1 minute walking breaks but I'll throw it out here anyway) - I quit using the app the first week into the month, I was struggling with a sore right hip and shin splints and I felt the app was moving quicker that my body could adapt, so I'm following my Coach's plan and am up to running 5:1 run/walk intervals with no pain, mind you I ran on the treadmill on Friday and did a 15 minute run, 3 minute walk, 15 minute run followed by a cool down (super proud of that!)...

So I accomplished half of what I set out to do. I'm good with that. I'm running stronger everyday and I'm really pleased with my progress. I hit so close to my 5K PB the other day (35:50 from 2014) and I'm really excited to blast it out of the water by the end of May at the Perogy Run. 

My May goals are:

  • 6-8 PT session with my coach
  • 12-14 training runs
  • trail running every sunday
  • yoga every tuesday or at home when the studio is closed
  • run 75K this month
  • 10 zombie runs
  • PR at my 5k race on May 27th the Montmartre Perogy Run

Question Time:

Did you hit your goals this past month? Do you have a new list for May? 

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