Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 5 Recap

Goal miles this week: 67
Actual miles this week: 65.5


Monday: 11.06 easy where the legs felt excessively heavy

Tuesday: 9.61 where the legs still were feeling a bit icky

Wednesday: 11.28 miles with my ipod. I hadn't ran with my ipod in 4 years and I think that I'm going to starting doing this again every so often. This is the day that I realized I was being a bit fat do-do head by stressing myself out a bit too much.

Thursday: 9.07 miles with 5x1600's. 6:19, 6:16, 6:15, 6:11, 6:17. These weren't easy, but I felt strong.

Friday: 9.64 easy recovery miles

Saturday: 14.84 miles. I planned to do 16 here, but had to modify. The day was extremely busy leaving the only time to run at 3 pm. All I can say is icky. It was so hot and humid I would have been able to cut the air with a knife. Oh and I also got bit by a dog in the calf somewhere around mile 5.

Goals for WEEK 6

Wake up early. This week my schedule was flipped and I ended up having to run in the evenings and work in the mornings and I hated it. It is so much harder to get in a quality workout after work. For week 6 I need to get up as early as possible to get in quality miles before the heat and humidity kill me.

Run a 5k. Thursday I am doing a 5k. I don't often race this distance and maybe only do one 5k a year. Goal is to break 20 minutes, but there will be no resting lead up and this race is more so being considered a short tempo for me. Just want to have fun.

3 lifting sessions at the gym.

69 miles. I am hoping to get in a 20 miler and maybe some type of incline training. There are no hills in Chicago, and "inclines" here are kind of a joke so I'm not sure how I'm going to go about this yet.


Bust out my baking skilz. Big surprise family event this weekend were I am on pastry duty.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome week!
    I have been trying to work out before work too. It's just to hot in the evenings and I lose motivation. But it's also hard to wake up early :/

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  2. I always workout with music/my ipod

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  3. Okay, I am feeling excessively slow in this humidity. I had no comparison last year as I was training for my first marathon. I know this will make me tougher, right?! (you're nodding, yes?)

    Another outstanding week Britt! And, feeling under the weather?! WOW!

    Good luck breaking 20 mins. I know you can girl!!

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  4. Good job on the high mileage! You have some amazing goals for yourself.
    I actually like to run at night, sometimes I feel better rather than running first thing in the morning. I struggle with getting up in the morning.

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  5. That is an incredible week of mileage. Wow!
    I know what you mean about that humidity though--it really makes running so much harder!

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  6. You are amazing!!!! I am exhausted just reading this..and what the crap about the dog BITING you???!!! uuhh...did I miss a post on that? lol

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  7. You. Inspire. Me! To get off my lazy ass and run again after a week off. :) I've never run over 65 miles in one week.

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  8. You are a machine! How on earth do you get all those miles in? You have one strong, forgiving body! You are officially my inspiration (although I've probably said that before).

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  9. Ouch! Are you okay from your dog bite? Once when my husband and I were running a dog bit through his pants and ripped them... and the owner didn't even apologize. I was surprised.

    There are actually some somewhat hilly routes where I live in Lake County, if you are ever out there. :)

    Good luck at your 5K!

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  10. Wow, great runs...

    And I totally hear you on the early morning runs. That makes such a difference. Less humid, the rest of the day is more like heaven, you have it over with, the list could go on and on.

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