Friday, July 17, 2015

Fitness Friday

Another Friday is upon us, which means another recap of my training. This week was supposed to be a rest week, but I have a half marathon in two weeks on 8/1, which meant that I had to swap the 15 mile long run from the weekend before that race to this weekend instead of a nice, easy 8 miles. Which means that my "rest" week turned into 30 miles...ugh.

Saturday - The Red Ore Run! See my recap here.

Sunday - Rest. We had some storms roll through that really messed with my sinuses. So I was kind of in lala land for much of the day.

Monday - Another rest day, although I did do some hip strength exercises.

Tuesday - Basic tempo run. 2 mile warm up, 4 miles @ 8:40-8:50 pace, 1 mile cool down. The weather on this morning was coolish, but super muggy. I came home dripping in sweat. Ick. But those tempo miles were pretty good. My splits were 9:18, 9:37, 8:44, 8:44, 8:44, 8:41, 9:41. Also, who's a superstar for getting 7 miles in before breakfast? Oh yea, that's me!

Wednesday - Rest and some core work.

Thursday - 3 easy miles averaging 9:48. Another humid morning, but thankfully I didn't have to be out long. The best thing that happened today? I snagged a pair of Speed Tights from Lululemon in their online warehouse sale for 1/2 price! See? It pays to wake up before the crack of dawn! They only had the camo print left in my size, but I don't think it's that noticeable. Rambling...

I also did the "general strength" circuit plan that my training has. I kind of love it, because it's a lot of upper body like push-ups, reverse dips, pike push-ups, but also squats and stuff. Grow muscles, grow!

Friday - Easy 5 miles. This morning I noticed that it is getting darker in the mornings. How can we already be on the back half of summer already? Ugh, I am so not ready to break out the headlamp again. Anyway, this turned into a little cutdown run with my negative splits: 9:45, 9:44, 9:41, 9:35, 9:39. My legs felt a little tired and achy, so I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow. Then the big 15 miler on Sunday. Gulp!

Do you love Lulu like I do? What is your favorite brand of running gear?


  1. This week my plan ups to me an hour run before work and I honestly have no idea how that's going to work out, but you inspire me with your 7 miles before breakfast!
    I've never bought anything from Lululemon but I've definitely eyed their tights once or twice. Those pair that you got are really cute, and you can't beat half off!

    1. You can do it! I usually try to get everything ready the night before, so that's less work in the morning.