Weekly workouts: February 15-21

Oh, it's good to be back! After a few weeks of really low mileage (less than 15 - yikes!), I'm back in the 30 mile range. And I'm also back to speedwork. 

I didn't get quite as many strength or yoga workouts in as I would have liked, but overall, a good week. With all of the craziness going on right now, it's nice to be out on the road. And the weather has been much better - in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 50s. That's more like it, Charleston! 

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Workout summary:

  • Monday: Run - 4.10 miles (8:31 pace)
  • Tuesday:  Run - 7.01 miles (9:22 pace)
  • Wednesday: OFF
  • Thursday: Track Thursday - 6 miles (6x800s with 400 recoveries)
  • Friday: OFF
  • Saturday: 
    • Workout #1: Run - 4.54 miles (8:33 pace)
    • Workout #2: Barre at Journey
  • Sunday: Long run - 10.01 miles with last 3 miles at a slightly faster pace (9:17 pace)

Total miles: 31.66   /  Total runs: 5  /  Total strength/conditioning:  1 /  Total yoga: 0/ Total crosstraining: 0


Monday, I ran an unintentional progressive 4 mile run with some nice looking splits: 9:03, 8:52, 8:29, 7:54. Tuesday was an easy 7-miler, followed by a rest day on Wednesday. 

Track thursday

Track thursday

I hit the track Thursday and it was a struggle. The last time I ran a track workout a few weeks ago, I was easily coming in below my pace targets. This week, I fought to hit them. I did 6x800s with 400 recoveries plus a warmup and cooldown. My 800 splits were decent, but reflected my difficulties: 7:08, 6:54, 7:00, 7;12, 7:09, 7:22. I completely fell apart in the last one, but at least most of them were decently close to my 7:00 target. 

Saturday I ran with Fleet Feet and we ran one of my favorite routes by Shem Creek and through the Old Village. I wasn't feeling great on Saturday, but managed to hang in there and get myself to barre class after the run. 

WHo needs therapy when you have runs with these views

WHo needs therapy when you have runs with these views

Fortunately, on Sunday I was feeling a little better (just tired) and got in my 10 miler. I was supposed to run easy for the first 7  miles, then pick up the pace in the last 3. I was tired, so my "pick up the pace" pace was only between 8:15 and 8:30. But it's what I had that day. 

By Sunday evening, I was definitely feeling the higher mileage and more intense workouts of the week (or maybe it was oysters and beer I gorged on at an oyster roast on Saturday). But all I wanted to do was plop on the couch and watch The Walking Dead. I ended up skipping yoga. Probably not the best move, but I felt like I needed a rest. 

Oh, Oysters! One of my favorite things about the lowcountry

Oh, Oysters! One of my favorite things about the lowcountry

Aside from workouts, I made several delicious meals at home, including a few soups and salads. Healthy stuff! I've been needing to get my eating back on track. It hasn't been totally out of control or anything, but I haven't paid a ton of attention to what I've been eating. In general, I'm not fanatical about what I eat, but I probably should pay attention a little more. 

Delicious Spinach and Tomato TortelLIni Soup

Delicious Spinach and Tomato TortelLIni Soup

So that's that. Not a ton going on this week, but sometimes that's a good thing. I'm working on getting some other things in order and that should even out my schedule a little bit soon. And even more exciting is that paddleboarding season is coming up - I love my Monday and Thursday evening SUP sessions! Yay for spring!

Posted on February 17, 2016 and filed under Weekly workouts.