Saturday, February 18, 2017
Grandma's Training - Week TWO - Recap
Week two of Grandma's Marathon went well this week!
Here is the summary:
1 Kick-boxing class
Cotton Candy Clouds
Every other week, I alternate between hills and sprints. This week was sprints. I hate sprints...but I love sprints.... I hate sprints....but I love sprints. They hurt so good, and when they're over I feel like a total badass. Especially when they go well!
I had a great day on Monday. I did seven 1/3 mile repeats - which was just under 600M for me. I'm using the VDOT calculator from Jack Daniel's Run Smart Project. It's here if you want it. I just love it's simplicity! I needed to have a 2:42 or less to be on target for a 4 hour marathon pace and I nailed my splits with a range of 2:27 - 2:36. I didn't realize just how good I had done until I got home and compared with the chart. Monday started out with a bang! Yahoo!
Valentine's Day. Easy 5.3 mile run. I was a tad sore, and this is my easy day, so I took it easy.
Ahhhhh! Rest - blissful rest. Well, not really. I didn't run, but I've been sleeping pretty lousy lately. I fall asleep fast, sleep for about 4 hours and then wake up about 5-6 times from 2 am - 5 am. What is going on? Thankfully, I fall back asleep, but I am awake and it's disruptive. BOO!
It was supposed to be my tempo day, but my running group was disbanded for the day, so I ran with a friend instead of doing tempo. Got a fantastic 6.5 miles in at an easy pace.
I also did something different today! I decided to go to kick-boxing class before work! I've been having trouble getting kick-boxing in, and I love it and miss it, so I had to get creative. It was my very first "two-a-day" and it was super fun! I got myself showered, brought a change of clothes and some make-up and I literally got my BUTT KICKED!
I had 30 minutes from the end of the class to freshen up and get to work. I made it no problem and I think this may start to be my regular!
Here is where the cotton candy clouds fit in. Can you believe it? They are just gorgeous! Long run - DONE. 13.3 glorious miles!
There is something indescribable and beautiful about running. It's easy to lose yourself in the moment. I love to breathe in the air and listen to the sound of my feet! It's a true beauty only a runner will know!
This week, I'm linking again with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap! Grab your coffee and stay awhile!