Thanks for the feedback as I begin to shift things on my many social media platforms. As I said, this blog will remain, but it may be less consistent.
And for all that talk about how ‘mommy run fast’ doesn’t completely define me anymore, I have to admit I am falling back in love with running again and really enjoying my training right now!
I think I’ll always enjoy running- I just don’t want that to be my sole identity… you get it.
So on to the recap:
Monday : 7 miles with 4 at tempo (8:15, 7:44, 7:11, 7:12, 7:12, 7:12, and a cool down mile with my girls) — how’s that for consistent pacing?!
Tuesday: 45 spin session + upper body strength
Wednesday: 9 hilly, easy miles (8:29 ave)
Thursday: spin + lower body strength
Friday: 45 minute pool running
Saturday: 14.5 long run with 3 at tempo, 1 easy, 2 at tempo… for this one, I jogged a hilly route to the track about 4 miles away and did the tempo portion on the track and was so happy to nail it! I needed that confidence booster! Splits: 9:32, 8:32, 9:07, 8:44, then tempo 7:12, 7:01, 6:43, easy 9:05, then tempo 6:57, 6:43, then easy home 8:18, 8:06, 8:21 and 9:21 up the final hill.
I ran this same workout in the spring with identical paces so I’m feeling back on track. Now to continue to make progress and get my mileage up just a bit!
Sunday: walked 5-6 miles all over NYC with my SIL and our girls… such a fun day, but I was exhausted by the end of the weekend!
I’m running the Newport Liberty Half in Jersey City in just a week and a half. At this point, I don’t feel ready to all out “race” it but I plan to give a solid effort. This is the race that was humid last year and I fell apart around mile 7-8 so if I can just feel good the entire time I’ll be happy!
Fall running means less flexibility with when I run, cooler temps (yay!) and Tues/Thurs cross training as my husband leaves extra early those mornings this fall. What does fall change for you?
What race is coming up next for you?
Is there a workout you’ve done in the past that you like to repeat to compare your fitness?
I’m linking up with Tricia and HoHo from The Weekly Wrap, Suz, Rachel, Lora, and Debbie for Running Coaches Corner, Patty, Erika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run, Nicole, Annmarie, Michelle, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday.