Monday: 8.5m 7:41/pace, 25min back & hamstrings, 10 abs
Tuesday: 25min chest/shoulders
I hit up the track near my new apartment with Andy. He’s a client of mine who is trying to qualify for Boston this fall. We do mostly strength training at the gym, but thought it would be a good idea to do a few running specific workouts. What better way to do track workouts then with a partner with the same goal? He ran 6 X 800s really well, hitting paces between 7:04-5:27.
This was his first track workout of the season so we weren’t concerned with even pacing, just trying to see where his speed was. Generally when doing 800s, i try to stay within 30 seconds of a specific time range and gradually go faster until the end of the workout. This week however my Coach wants me to stick within 10 seconds…this is going to take some fast
math even running!
During Andy’s workout I ran 5 easy miles. It was very strange running circles on the track without a Garmin, without a workout and without trying to run fast. But I had a blast coaching Andy and can’t wait to do it again when I can chase him!
I had yet again another crazy busy weekend which started with an Orioles game! My first to be exact. (I want to visit as many ballparks and hockey rinks as possible!) Last fall I ran through Camden Yards at the end of the Baltimore Half and I remember thinking to myself I needed to visit Camden Yards again, and not just at the 12.9m mark of a half marathon.
The 4:00pm game time was a little different, but I liked it. Not too late, not too early. The stadium was very cool, weather was perfect, although I did miss my BLT dog from Nationals Park.
I wore green. I don’t think i own anything orange…whoops!
I’m heading out the door to fit in a run! Indiana is the place I started this crazy running adventure and I always enjoy getting back here to run on the flat terrain. Don’t forget to fit in your run or workouts first thing while on vacation! You’re more likely not to work out once the day gets started and family and friends are around!
Monday: The 120– yep i did it again, 10 abs
Tuesday: 6m easy 8:45/pace, 30 min legs
Thursday: 30 min upper body, 5.3m Tempo 7:23/pace
Friday: 25min core, 4.75 easy no garmin
Saturday: 20m triceps, lower back
Sunday: Rest (pushed long run to Monday)
Total Miles: 16.1 (see Sunday)
Favorite Ballpark? old- Wrigley, new- Nationals
08/13/2014 at 10:57 AM
Have you been to Fenway? Maybe I’m biased (ok, not maybe 🙂 ) but that is my fave … I grew up in that park back when bleacher seats were only like $1 or something.
I also agree about getting workouts in first thing – otherwise it just won’t happen. Unless you are running with others also on vacation. I did get in a mid-day run on a vacation a couple of years ago, but that was an exception!
Yay on the training and good luck to him qualifying for Boston!
08/13/2014 at 11:10 AM
Fenway is far and away the best baseball stadium ever!!! Love that place, even when my seats don’t exactly face homeplate, haha 🙂
08/13/2014 at 11:31 AM
haha I’ve never been to Boston!! I’m trying though and Fenway is on the list!
08/13/2014 at 11:34 AM
YES! COME VISIT ME AND WE CAN GO TO A GAME! 😀
08/14/2014 at 10:49 AM
I might have to!
08/13/2014 at 1:31 PM
I used to go to Braves games all the time when I lived in Georgia, and I loved it. I really miss it! I saw the Braves play the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, and I have to say, that stadium right on the ocean is hard to beat (and the most delicious garlic fries).
08/14/2014 at 10:49 AM
Ooh I forgot I love braves stadium too!! Nationals park has garlic fries too..they are the best. Everyone should put garlic on their fries!
08/13/2014 at 2:28 PM
Favorite ballpark is Philly’s Citizens Bank Park, mostly because that’s the only one I’ve been to! It’s nice, though – you have a great view of the city skyline and there’s a giant electric liberty bell that rings whenever the Phillies score a home run (which, sadly, is not that often these days!!).
I just did 6x800s on the track too, but not quite as fast as Andy!! I’m just starting to do speedwork (last night was my 3rd week in a row) and I think I like it. At least I like it when the workout is over! 🙂
08/14/2014 at 10:53 AM
Nice! You will have a love hate relationship with speed work, just keep at it! I’ve never been to a philly game! I’ll have to make it out one of these days
08/13/2014 at 4:51 PM
I’d have to say Fenway is the best too but I may be biased as well seeings how I live in Mass and am a true Boston fan of all things! It’s about an hour away from my house and I will be going to see Tom Petty play there in a few weeks, so excited!!!
08/14/2014 at 10:52 AM
Fenway Seems to be the trend but all of you guys are from Boston and crazy about your sports ! Haha jk, I’ll visit it soon enough. ^have fun at Tom Petty that’s incredible!
08/14/2014 at 11:24 AM
Ha! Ha! So true!!! We are kinda crazy about our sports!
08/14/2014 at 10:48 AM
Fave park is definitely Camden Yards. You got to go to a great game! We went on Sunday and lost. I think Mr. Salt is bad luck. (We always win when I go without him!)
Great week of workouts! I love seeing you get stronger and stronger. 🙂
08/14/2014 at 10:50 AM
Camden was super fun and definitely different than a lot of ballparks I’ve been to. Also really liked the rooftop bar haha.