Training Log 6.1.15-6.7.15

Good morning!

I hope everyone had a restful and fun weekend! J was gone on a man’s trip, so I took the opportunity to read. A lot. I finished two books this weekend, ran, and went to the Flagstaff Hullabalooo with some friends! It was tons of fun. This past week was definitely an improvement over the week before. I could feel my body getting stronger on runs, which is awesome.

Monday– 3 miles @ Buffalo Park

I was going to do a four mile loop, but just didn’t have it in me, so I ran three instead. It was pretty warm out, and super, super windy, and I was having a hard time. So, I rode the struggle bus through the three miles and then went home and did some abs..

NEON! And thank goodness for filters so that my poor white skin doesn't blind your eyes.

NEON! And thank goodness for filters so that my poor white skin doesn’t blind your eyes.

Tuesday- Rest

My plan for Tuesday was a strength workout when I got home. Well, I got home around 7 because of car trouble, and I was starving and exhausted, so I took a rest day instead.

Wednesday – 4 miles for National Running Day!

I actually felt really, really good on this run. My legs felt strong and I managed to get it done in a pretty okay time. I took my Garmin for distance, since I wasn’t exactly sure where two miles would be on this particular trail, but I paid no attention to my pace.

NTL Running Day

Thursday – 10 min arm toning workout + 30 min ab and leg workout

Friday – 3 miles with Rudy

I got home from work on Friday and leashed up the pup and went for some miles. A storm was blowing in and I wanted to get the miles done before it hit. And we barely made it! Not too long after, the rain started and we had an epic thunderstorm Friday night.

Saturday – 7 miles

This was not easy. For one thing, I just am not ready to be going that long. I ended up walking a fair amount. Secondly, the wind was insane. The gusts were easily somewhere in the 35-40 mph range, and the constant winds were around 20. I also just was not in it mentally. I considered running on Sunday instead, but I forced myself out the door, and honestly, I wish I had let myself rest on Saturday and ran on Sunday. The weather was nicer and I was just in a better mood. Regardless, the miles got done and now I can feel a little better about this coming Saturday. At least I know I’ll finish the race.

Long Run

We’ve had an unusually wet Spring/early Summer and everything is SO GREEN and there’s water!

Sunday– 30 min Pilates

Total miles: 17

This week felt really good overall. I definitely feel myself getting stronger and the shorter runs are getting easier. On Saturday, my run felt really good until about mile 4.5 when I had to turn into the wind. Then it got really sucky. But, that’s all part of the game–and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And all that jazz.

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9 thoughts on “Training Log 6.1.15-6.7.15

  1. Nice job this week! I know your return probably feels so slow, but I haven’t even been following you that long and I can already see that you are making a lot of progress and kicking butt! I know it’s hard, but being patient now will pay dividends down the road. You will thank yourself for it later!

    Those trails look gorgeous! Wish my neighborhood was this scenic…wanna trade? 🙂

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    • Thanks lady! Haha! It really isn’t a bad place to be training 😉 if you want to make a trip out, I’ll tour guide you around the trails!

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  2. Great runs this week! I always try to take advantage of my boyfriends “guys trips” and focus on rest, relaxation, and lots of “me” time. You have some pretty incredible scenery on your runs! Hope you have a fabulous Monday!

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  3. Great job this week! You are totally making an awesome comeback. I do envy your location, though! I was in Sedona in February and loved it there. I was there for the Lost Dutchman Marathon (which I completely blew up at and had to walk in, long sob story HA!) but loved being out your way. Gorgeous!

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    • Come visit and I’ll take you on some trails! 🙂 thank you! It’s been really hard not to get discouraged, so I’m glad last week I felt some improvements!

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  4. Yay for noticing improvements! I’m sure you’ll be back to your old running self in no time. Also, yay for thunderstorms! I think they are so cool but we hardly get them in southern CA. Plus it makes the scenery so green and pretty, and I’m totally jealous of that too.

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