|Naughty Peanut the Elf.|
|pretty boom boom|
|our very naughty cat Elvis|
Wednesday: Easy 30 minutes followed by core work out. I decided since I am HORRIBLE about keeping up with strength training that i would make Rockin Robin do the work out with me and hold me accountable. Unfortunately, I had to do my running on the mill thanks to hubby having to work late. Post running we got the work out done and who would have thought something SO simple would kick our asses (literally) so hard! We did lots of very simple core exercises that I have done for years but for some reason our cores must be really out of shape because we really struggled!
|silly string party!|
Thursday: 5 miles with NO walk breaks. Coach really wants me to eliminate my walk breaks. She thinks they are a mental crutch, and i am sure she is right. I started them to try and get through the horrible humidity and heat of KS summer and to let my injury riddled body heal, and I have to say this summer was very tolerable doing my runs this way (and I had an injury free year). I am sure I don't need them per se, but I am going to miss them. This was our last day for GOTR practice and we planned on a nice long running time since we had no lesson, and then some fun time post run with ice cream and awards. We got in four miles together and when time was up, we went in and celebrated and i didn't get that final mile in. Oh well.
Friday: Rest day. Ahhhhhhh.
|This is more like it!|
Sunday: Easy long run. The goal for this race was time and fun. Well, don't I always have fun on a run???? I had one hour of easy with no walk breaks. Not going to lie, was pretty sore from the day before and the work out from Wednesday still. Robin and I got on the road in the afternoon and enjoyed the gray, cool overcast run. Post a little break I got my mat out and got to work doing strength training sess number 2 of the week, a repeat of session one.
Ah, my first week of being coached again. I will admit seeing some prescribed paces and heart rates kind of gave me some PTSD from hard core PR training and 2 x week speed work for years. After being very honest with my coach about my feelings, we agreed to not think about specifics just yet and just chill and see where I was at. I appreciate her listening to me and my concerns and voicing her opinions back in a way that I didn't get defensive and say screw this. I have had a whole year of not being told what to do when and while i miss it, I really, really like my comfort zone too :)
Have a great week!!!!