Running has been so much fun this week! My training plan had a track workout, hill workout and today I have a long run. It feels great to be back on a schedule that includes variety, especially since I have only been building my base mileage for the last 2 months. My body has never handled a ton of mileage well. The most i’ve done is a 32 mile week, i usually cruise at 25 on average, but my coach and I think if there’s ever a good time to try and increase, it’s now. I’m much healthier than in the past, my base is there, I strength train & focus on flexibility much more than in the past, and I want to run more! Especially with a marathon on the schedule this May I’m going to have to get used to it.
Yesterday I ended up at the Smithsonian American History Museum. It’s been a while and they had a lot of new stuff.
Later I went to my favorite Thai place out here. Ruan Thai (Wheaton, MD). If you haven’t been–> GO. Some old dude came up to us while we were ordering and said, “This is the best Thai i’ve had since I was in Thailand 10 years ago.”
I also had a Thai Iced Tea. It’s SO sweet and good.
I grabbed “We Are the Millers” from Redbox and ended the night with a little wine and chocolate. I’m heading out for my 9 miler right now, wish me luck and I hope everyone is being productive this weekend!
Workout Summary (Keep in mind I’ve been stretching, foam rolling & using the Trigger Point tools like a mad lady trying to keep loose and flexible. I’m not going to put this into my summaries any longer, BUT i will be posting my favorite stretches & techniques soon!)
Monday: 4.5m easy 8:37/pace
Tuesday: 15 min chest, 10 min abs
Wednesday: 5.3m track workout, 20 min back, 10 min abs
Thursday: 20 min glutes, 10 min abs
Friday: 5.5m hills 7:49/pace (7:55, 7:48, 7:44, 7:17, 7:53 & half mile cool down)
Sunday: 9.4 easy 8:14/pace
Total Miles: 24.7
What were your weekend workouts like?
Favorite wine? Red/White?
RED all the way…Cabernet Sauvignon’s are my go to 🙂