10K Training Plan: Week 14

Custis Trail

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 45 min CT 2 mile run 60 min CT Rest 5.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29-Sep Rest Rest 3 mile run Rest Rest 2 mile run Lots of walking

Based on my schedule this week, I shifted the run days.  I still got all of ,my runs in, so that is what is most important!  The long run will show up on next week’s training because I did it on Sunday.

1 more week until the race!!

10K Training Plan: Week 13

5 Miles

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 40 min CT 2 + strength 60 min CT Rest 5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24-Sep Rest 3 mile run Rest Rest Short Walk Rest 5 mile run

Well, I got that Monday run in and then didn’t run on Wednesday!  At least we went for a short walk on Thursday night.

Only two more weeks to go!

10K Training Plan: Week 12

Custis Trail

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 40 min CT 2 mile run 50 min CT Rest 4.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15-Sep Walk Rest Rest 2.75 mile run Rest Rest 4.5 mile run

I missed that Monday run again.  I NEED to push myself to get everything in these next few weeks because the race is almost here!

I did think while out on that 4.5 miler that in the near future a 10K race is as far as I need to go.  When I first started getting into running, I had ambitious days where I’ve looked at half marathon training plans or looked for races.  I’d still like to do one, but I don’t think it will be anytime soon.  Maybe 2015 will be the year!

10K Training Plan: Week 8

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On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
18-Aug Yoga 2.5 mile run 30 min CT 2 mile + strength  40 min CT Rest 3.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
18-Aug Yoga 2.5 mile run 30 min walk 2 mile run Rest 3.5 mile run Active Rest

I was traveling to visit family on Thursday so I wasn’t able to fit in a workout.

Friday’s run was with my sister.  Running a new route through the University of Minnesota campus and some of downtown Minneapolis was fun for me, although she is faster than I am.  I was able to keep up with her for the first two miles but then I had to take a walk break to catch my breath when we hit a point in the route where I could see her ahead of me so I didn’t get lost!

Saturday we did a lot of walking at the State Fair but it was probably cancelled out with all the fried food I consumed!  I’m calling it an active rest day and leaving it at that.

10K Training Recap: Week 6

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On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4-Aug Yoga 2.25 mile run 25 min CT 2.25 mile run 30 min CT Rest 2.75 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4-Aug 45 min walk 2.25 mile run 1 hour yoga 2.25 mile run Rest Rest 2.75 mile run

I was in Kansas this week and I found a new place to go running! One of the people I work with when I’m out here told me about the Shunga Trail.  It is paved and runs along the Shunga Creek,  the whole trail is a little over 7.5 miles and there are many entrances along the trail.  It reminded me a little bit of the trails near us in Arlington.  When I come back in September I will definitely run on it again.

Only 25 minutes on the schedule for Tuesday’s cross training, but I hadn’t been to yoga in a while and really wanted to go and get a good stretch.  I went to warm flow (85 degrees) at Lava Yoga. The class was full to the brim so it was extra hot in there, I was dripping sweat when I left.

I didn’t make it in time on Thursday to play in the volleyball match. Once my plane landed, we sat out on the tarmac for 20 minutes waiting for our gate and the cab driver wasn’t very good.  I got to the gym just as game three was starting and our team had already lost game 1 and 2 so I just watched.  I guess it was good I’d done the hour of yoga on Tuesday and that I walked on Friday to the sandwich place to get lunch.

For the first time in my training plan, I’ve had to walk during a run.  On Saturday I ran 2.60 miles and walked the last .15 miles.  I had slowed down to look before entering the crosswalk and had to stop as a car went by.  As I stood there waiting for the car to pass, I got a bit light headed.  I waited a bit longer and it wasn’t going away so I decided to walk the remaining .15 miles, cutting through by the high school track to stop for a drink.  I felt fine after having some water and then walked the remainder of the way home as a cool down like I’d originally planned.  Of course, this isn’t the end of the world and I did run 95% of the distance.  What I learned from this is that I need to hydrate better before my runs, especially if I’m choosing the hilly route to run so I don’t run out of steam at the end.  I think as my runs get longer I’ll need to carry some water with me.

10K Training: Week 5 Recap

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On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28-Jul Yoga 2 mile run 25 CT 2 mile run 30 min CT Rest 2.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28-Jul 45 minute walk 2 mile run Rest 2 mile run 1 hour volleyball Rest 2.5 mile run

No yoga again this week, Zac and I have been taking walks after dinner lately instead.  While I like to go to yoga, I enjoy that we can spend time together doing something active.  I think I should change my schedule to Yoga/Walk haha.

Tuesday was the summer picnic for work, so I spent my time catching up with all of my coworkers.  It was so nice to be back in New Jersey and see everyone.

Since I was traveling back on Wednesday night, I knew I wouldn’t run when I got home so I woke up early and ran before work.  Who am I?!

While it was nice to get the run out of the way, I don’t know if I could become a full time morning exerciser, I like my sleep too much.  But, in circumstances where it is necessary, good to know I can drag myself out of bed.

10K Training: Week 4 Recap

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On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
21-Jul Yoga 1.75 mile run 25 min CT 1.75 mile run 30 min CT Rest 2.25 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
21-Jul 30ish min walk 1.75 mile run 30 min bike 1.75 mile run 1 hr volleyball Rest 2.25 mile run

For that walk I say 30ish because we stopped to talk to the woman walking her pug.  We’d like to get a pug in the near future, so anytime we see one, we ask the person where they got it.  Hopefully this will help us find a reputable breeder in the area.

I couldn’t remember how long my cross training was supposed to be so I went with 30 minutes on the stationary bike at the hotel.

My run on Saturday morning was the longest I’ve run in a while but it felt so great.  I’m not sure if it was the weather or if I just hit a point in the training where the running felt easier.  I’m certainly not complaining though!

10K Training: Week 1 Recap

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WLHS track

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30-Jun Yoga 1 mile run 20 min CT 1 mile run 20 min CT Rest 1.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30-Jun Rest Rest 1 mile run Walk 1 mile run Walk 1.5 mile run

Other than the yoga on Sunday, I got all of the workouts in.  I even ran on July 4th before heading out to a BBQ and fireworks! Tuesday’s run was on the treadmill because it was raining but Thursday and Saturday were outside on the nearby high school track.  You know what isn’t a good idea?  Running in the heat of the day when it is super humid out.  You come back looking like this:

Running in the heat face

Oddly, only my face got really red.  The rest of my body had a normal amount of workout flush to it.  Not to worry, I drank a bunch of water when I got back and took a cold shower to cool off.

For both cross training sessions this week, Zac and I went on walks.  The Wednesday walking was to and from the movie theater which is a little over half a mile from our apartment.  The walk on Friday was 2.5 miles on the trail and through the neighborhood, quite a bit more than the 20 minutes scheduled but it was a nice night out.

I also went to Old Navy and got two new tank tops and two new pairs of running shorts.  I only had 2 pairs of running shorts and would not make it through running in this summer heat without some additional pairs.  Fun colors!

Old Navy workout clothes

Weekend Review

Friday

It was raining and gross out so we stayed in and rented Les Miserables.  I really enjoyed the movie and I can see why it won all the awards that it did.  I didn’t really know the story line before seeing it, so it was interesting to see that.  I loved the little guy, Gavroche.

from Wikipedia

from Wikipedia

Saturday

The sun decided to come out and we headed over to Zac’s old building for a daytime BBQ with some friends.

Some of the people went to the Nationals game and the rest of us left for other things.  We headed off to run some errands.  After dinner we went for a walk and then settled in to watch the first episode of The Americans.  We have the whole season sitting on the DVR.  I’m glad we have it all taped to watch, it seems like it will be a really good show!

from FX

from FX

Sunday

We went to church and then out to breakfast in the morning.  I spent the afternoon at Neha’s house trying on some traditional indian clothes to wear to a wedding we’re going to at the end of the month.  Everything is so colorful and fun! I love all the embroidery and beading on what she lent to me.

Zac and I stepped up our game on our evening walk and jogged the first half and then walked back.  We went just under a mile, but we didn’t stop and had a hill to run up!  Not bad for having not really gone on a run since April.

What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: Coffee with a big bowl of fresh fruit

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Lunch from Wendy’s: Spicy Chicken sandwich and french fries

Lunch 20130522Dinner: Chicken with onion, frozen peas and carrots in indian simmer sauce.  The sauce is butter chicken and was a new flavor for us.  I thought it was good, a bit sweet almost.  Served alongside basmati rice and the last of the cauliflower rice from the other day mixed in.

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Off to go for our new ritual of an evening walk! And by new I mean we’ve gone on a walk the past two nights on the trails around our neighborhood.  I’ve found it to a nice way to unwind and spend some time together doing something active instead of mindlessly watching TV.  Not that we have to go everyday, but I hope we can make it a habit to do something active together a few days a week.