- Wednesday, 4.52 mi, 42:39, some intervals with a buddy
- Sunday, 9 mi, 1:35:00 with Shayna!
- Total Mileage = 17.02
Week 16 Goals:
- Run 3 times: A+
- Try a new bodyrock.tv workout: F
- Planks 4 times: Big time F!
I sucked at my goals for the week! There are a ton of bodyrock.tv workouts that are only 10 or 20 minutes long. And planks only take a minute. One minute! I definitely could've fit these workouts in, but I really just didn't get it done.
On the flip side, I had a great week of running. Monday night was a flop due to the heat and a struggling running partner, but it was good to get some hot weather miles in. I have no idea what the weather will be like for my half. Wednesday was a great run! Remember my favorite running buddy from my 6 miler a few weeks ago? We got together for some quick miles on a new-to-me portion of the Schuylkill River Trail. We ran the first half at a consistent pace and then the second half doing half mile intervals, including a speedy ending, 8:42 whaaat?
Shayna signed up for the half with me months ago but she spent the winter in Florida so we were excited to get out together. The forecast was looking pretty grim, but like I said before, who knows what the day of the race will bring, so we decided we were going rain or shine. We totally lucked out with the weather and we only got a little on and off rain that actually felt good. Shayna shared her gummy fuel with me, which was my first experience with fueling during a run. They tasted like candy and weren't too bad to snack on. I'm not sure if I noticed a difference in my run, but I know I need to practice fueling for my race, so it was a good start. We ran a great pace and I loved running with her, the miles just ticked by!
We were having a grand old time, until about 7.5 miles in... my knees started really aching, my hips were getting tight. I'd say this was my hardest long run yet. Last week's 8 miles were so slow that they seemed pretty easy. But on Sunday, finishing the run out was a mental game. It was intense, but I'm so glad I did it. 9 miles in the books! I accidentally hit the lap button in the middle, so excuse my awkward splits.
Week 17 Goals:
- Planks, 3 times
- Arms & abs, 2 times
- Finish my 10 miler
Double digits this weekend! I couldn't find a partner in crime, so Dave is going to join me on his bike. I'm excited to have a buddy... and a gear carrier! A week and a half till Broad Street, and one month till the half :D I hope you're having a good week!
Do you like to do planks? How do you convince yourself to fit in workouts?