Weekly Workouts Recap

Another solid week of base training is complete. I’m starting to see my fitness getting closer to where I used to be, but I still have a ways to go. Thankfully, I have a few weeks until training starts, so I’m not too worried yet.

Monday: 0

Tuesday: 4 Miles + Abs & Hips

Wednesday: 0

Thursday: 7 Miles + Abs

Friday: 0

Saturday: 3.3 Miles + Abs

Sunday: 0

Total:  14.3 Miles 


Tuesday’s run was a nice surprise. It was cooler than what is has been, which I think helped to get me to some faster paces. It also helped that I ran with Jennifer, Sheri and Cynthia, and they pushed me to go a  bit faster than what I have been running. We ran around Lake Medina and a few surrounding streets. I felt good, but also felt that I was working hard. Mile splits ended up at 9:49, 9:11, 9:13 and 8:57. Finally seeing progress!

Post run views, can't complain!

Post run views, can’t complain!

Thursday I met up with Michelle and Mallory and we ran the full Lester trail. The heat was back, but we held a nice conversational pace, keeping things easy. I ended up with 7 miles, a bit more than I had planned, but that just meant I had my long run for the week complete. The only thing I didn’t enjoy were the random attacks of Cicadas.

Saturday was a hot run! I didn’t started until after 9am and it was already 80 degrees. I decided to stick close to home and ran the developments. Within the first mile I was already a sweaty mess. I kept the miles slow and easy around a 9:30 pace. I did stop from time to time in the shade just to catch my breath.

Working on that tan ;)

Working on that tan 😉

I had hoped to get another workout in on Sunday, but the day just didn’t work for me. I felt good this week and I think I’m starting to adjust to the heat as well as get back in shape. With every run I’m getting closer to where I was and where I want to be.

Weekly Fitness Update

This week was a lot better than the last and I can tell I’m getting back on track. I was able to get three solid runs in this week, including one in 60 degree weather. Luckily I saved up enough vacation time this year that my last day of work for 2013 was Thursday. This meant I was able to finally join the MCRR Friday morning run.

It was a small group, but we kept along the same pace so no one would be left behind. We ran 4.5 miles around town and followed one of my favorite paths. It was a little icy, which made for some fancy footwork, but it was great to have others to run with. We followed up the run with coffee and talks of training, races and running gear. I was even persuaded to sign up for my fall race, one I’ve had my eye on for a few years. I love running alone, but sometimes it’s great to have a group to motivate you along the way.

Monday: Off

Tuesday: 2 Miles

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Off

Friday: 4.5 Miles (MCRR Group Run)

Saturday: Off

Sunday: 3 Miles

Total Miles: 9.5 Miles

My total miles are consistently growing and I have no doubt I’ll be back to my normal running routine in a few weeks. My biggest challenge will be traveling the next seven of eight weeks. It will be hard to get runs in, but I’m determined not to let myself start from the bottom again.

Would you rather run by yourself or with a group? How do you get your workouts in while traveling?