Monday, April 18, 2011

Week 12 Workouts

This week's training went pretty well. Here's a brief run down (no pun intended):

Monday: OFF

Tuesday: TT for Amazing Lower Abs, Workout A, with Intervals

Wednesday: Tempo run, 45 minutes total, 3.76 miles

Thursday: TT for Amazing Lower Abs, Workout B, no intervals

Friday: Pace workout, 40 minutes total, 3.4 miles

Saturday: 20 minutes AM Yoga, hip focus

Sunday: 17.75 miles, 3:45:16

Total: 26.24 miles, TT for Amazing Lower Abs - Workouts A & B, 20 minutes Yoga

I felt pretty good during Sunday's run. Much better than last week! During the last 2 miles I started to feel like I was running on bone. I mean, it felt like my feet had zero padding. Do I just have to run through this until my feet get used to the miles, or is there something I can do now? I just got new shoes - Brooks Ghost 3. (The store didn't have the Saucony style I was looking for in stock, so they talked me into the Brooks.) I just started taking a new Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement so I'm hoping that will help. I've been taking it for about a week. Usually my feet hurt earlier in the run so either my feet ARE getting used to the miles, or the supplement did help a little this week.

Also, after my long runs, I feel like I have the flu for the rest of the day. I get the chills and feel achy and generally icky. I assume it's from the exertion and maybe from a bit of dehydration, although this week I took extra water with me. Does this happen to anyone else??

Aside from that, the long run felt pretty good. Maybe it was the yoga, or the massive amount of carbs I had on Saturday, or maybe it was the "perfect" weather (mid-30's and mostly sunny), but my overall average per mile was much faster than my usual long runs. Even the last couple miles were faster even though my feet really hurt. So, I'm pretty happy about that! We'll see how things go next week...

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Playing Catch Up

First, if you haven't voted for your favorite finalists in the 10th Turbulence Training Contest, you can do so here ==> TT Contest Voting Go on, vote and come back, we'll wait. :) Voting ends on Friday.

OK, apparently I don't write on my blog very often, according to an old friend who ran into my sister at the bank and said "Abby hasn't written on her blog in over a month!" LOL - I know you're out there HT! ;)

So here I am to say "I'm Here!" and I've been training for the marathon, although I've been a bit frustrated. I feel like I'm not at the level I should be by now. I don't necessarily feel like I should be really fast, I just feel like I shouldn't be really slow. And right now, I'm feeling really slow!

This weekend is scheduled to be one of my longest runs ever, 18-20 miles. Luckily, it is not supposed to be HOT like it was last Sunday. It was a fluke hot spring day and I had to quit 2 miles too soon because I was overheating and out of water.

So here's a brief look at what I've been doing the past few weeks. The miles listed are a mix of long runs, intervals, pace and tempo workouts. It's been a real slow process. It's only been the last few weeks that I have started feeling less tired and more like myself!

Week 7: 6.13 miles, 10 minutes yoga (ran a 5K race instead of a long run)
Week 8: 15.96 miles, 60 minutes P90X Stretch
Week 9: 15.33 miles, TT 2K3 Workouts A & B (I have been missing TT!)
Week 10: 17.24 miles, TT 2K3 Workouts A & B
Week 11: 20.18 miles, TT Amazing Abs Workout B

Now I am in Week 12 and I'll post more details on that soon.

That's about it! I promise to be back sooner next time! :)

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