Sunday, March 10, 2013

Training Week #3 of 42

This week was... challenging to say the least. We've bumped up to 80 hour weeks at work until we file (which is March 25th) and at this point, it's all I can do to work til 1am, crawl home, get in bed, and wake up to get back to work. so I'm making an executive decision that for the next 2 weeks until we file, I will be running only. No cross training, or strength training. 2 weeks will not kill me to lay off the "extras" but trying to do everything on 5 hours of sleep a night might cause me to crack.

That being said, this week was still a success in my book, although it was a cutback week and those are always easier to do :)

Monday - Spin Class (as planned)
Tuesday - 5 miles (as planned)
Wednesday - 5 miles (as planned)
Thursday & Friday - unintentional rest days - I worked til 1am both nights and just needed to sleep in the next morning
Saturday - 10.71 miles hills in clermont @ 10:45 pace - super strong! Felt great....
Sunday - 5 miles at... get this.... 8:07 average pace, last mile was sub-8. I'm getting so fast and it's amazing. I know 8 minutes a mile might seem to slow to a lot of you, but for me, that's a 5k pace and I'm super proud of it.

Some highlights (in pictures) from this week. Oh, AND as soon as freaking busy season is over I will be catching up on blogs (2 weeks!) I feel like a terrible blogger, I barely have time to post my own nonetheless read others eeeeks. I miss catching up.

Anyway yeah, picture highlights.

Received Ultrarunning in mail (always motivating) and I posted this pic earlier this week;

What I didn't mention was that look near the back of the magazine in an article about Peanut Island...

Finisher #29 - that's me :) 37 miles baby!!! Yes I was 3rd from last but whatever I finished!!! :D

Boyfriend and I celebrated one year together by a late-night dinner at Capital Grille (after working all Saturday in the office of course :D) and then spent the night at Peabody hotel! He treats me like a princess...

Tried "brown rice" couscous as a pre-long-run meal... it was yummy!


  1. Finishing is winning my dear, you won. :)

    Happy Anniversary and don't sweat missing some xtraining, as long as you're logging the miles, that is all that matters.

  2. How awesome to be mentioned in the magazine. Congrats!

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