Let’s get right to it. :)
On Sunday morning I had plans to go out to breakfast with a friend and my husband. The breakfast place of choice is not too far from me, I estimated about 1.5 miles. I told my friend and my husband that I wanted leave a little earlier than them to run there and they could meet me there a few minutes later. So I did! It wound up being 1.29 miles door to door, not too shabby. It was HOT, though, and since the sun was up I was of course running directly into it which is pretty torturous. I was soaked with sweat by the time I got there, but luckily I beat them there so I had time to relax in the rocking chairs out front before they arrived.
Sunday afternoon I spent a bit of time chasing my 2.5 year old niece around a building for a family event we had. That was fun to do in heels. :)
I was still exhausted from the weekend so I skipped boot camp (sue me) and slept in a lot. It was awesome.
Monday night, Anton and I did T25’s Dynamic Core. It was our first time doing the workout and it wasn’t too bad.
I had 3 miles on the schedule for Tuesday morning. When I headed out of my house it was DARK out, it seemed darker than usual. I was a little afraid but it lightened up quickly.
My splits weren’t that great…especially by mile 3 I was just ready to be done with this run.
On Tuesday night, Anton and I did T25 - Core Cardio. I really do love that workout. It makes me sweat a LOT, like dripping sweat. It’s awesome. Unfortunately, no picture. :P
I went to boot camp in the morning and it was my least favorite circuit workout…. Resistance bands! I just don’t get along with them, I don’t know what it is. But my arms still hurt two days later, so whatever I did obviously worked.
I had 3 miles on the schedule again on Thursday. I woke up feeling positive and got ready to go. I bought a light-up armband thing to wear in my dark morning early runs so I can be more easily seen so this was my first time wearing it.
After RunKeeper told me my first mile was done in 16:47, I wasn’t exactly shocked. I was feeling sluggish and heavy and tired and just wasn’t feeling it. I decided to cut my run short and just walk home. It was just a truly “off” day and my body was not feeling a run. I ended with 1.69 terrible slow miles, average pace 17:47.
On Friday morning I decided to try a redemption run to make up for Thursdays awfulness. I went to boot camp first and did a pyramid workout, one of the hardest ones we do at boot camp. I left a few minutes early so I could get my run in before the sun came up. It was a beautiful morning.
And the run was definitely better than Thursday. I was pretty happy with it especially right after boot camp.
This morning I went to Insanity and pushed myself pretty hard. I didn't modify nearly as much as I used to and I felt pretty strong. Such a great feeling.
Although I had 3 miles on the schedule for today, I decided to not do three miles for a couple reasons. 1) I ran on Thursday and Friday and 2) I am going to Disney today and will be doing a ton of walking so didn't want my legs to be TOO tired.
What I did decide to do was run as fast as possible for one mile and see how fast I could do it.
Off I went feeling good and strong and happy to be running.
Well, I ran the whole mile straight without walking and finished in 13:50!!! My previous fastest mile was during a 5K in May at 14:06. My pace is usually a bit faster during races due to adrenaline and crowds etc, so to do this on just a normal neighborhood run, I'm pretty proud of myself and it truly shows my growth. :D
I walked the entire second mile and still ended below a 16 min pace.
Awesome way to end a training week with 10.1 miles overall - now I'm going to Disney World!