I know all of you have been anxiously awaiting my weekly training reports, LOL! Last week was Week 1 of 20 on the road to BQ. I still can’t believe I’m attempting it. I’m a ball of emotions right now (you bet I’ll write about it) but all I can do is trust the process ❤
Monday, June 5th–4 Easy Miles, 8:42/mile
I joined a friend for this run in the early a.m. –I’ve been getting up SOOOO early this training cycle. #gottagetthemgoals
Tuesday, June 6th–1 mile WU, 8 miles indoor bike, strength training
My training schedule is opposite of my usual run club days and I no longer run on Tuesdays and Thursday 😥 But, since I can’t be away from my friends for too long, I join them for a warm up mile (at 4:45 a.m.!!!!) before heading inside to the gym. That’s loyalty, amiright?
Wednesday, June 7th–6 miles hill cut-downs
Holy hilly hell. This was hard, but this. was. FUN.
1 mile WU
4×1:30 uphill controlled
4×1:00 uphill strong
4x30sec uphill very strong
4x15sec 100% effort
1 mile CD
Thursday, June 8th–Strength Training
I’m supposed to cross train Tuesdays and Thursdays, but today we drove to the beach so all I squeezed in were some core exercises and squats. Something is something.
Friday, June 9th–5 Easy Miles, 9:36/avg
This was my endpoint.
Saturday, June 10th–12 Miles Long Run, 9:27/avg
This was a tough run. My husband and I had to really make it work with the route we had to get to 12 miles. Our biggest obstacle, besides the undulated hills, were dogs! There were so many loose dogs on this route and we weren’t even in the actual city! But we got it done and I was SO proud. Getting in a long run while on vacation can be tough but when there’s a goal to be met, you do what you gotta do 🙂
Sunday, June 11th–Foam Roll Recovery
Sundays are my new rest days and I actually did rest this time because we traveled back home. Other Sundays I’ve still been meeting my MRTT group for some easy miles which I’ll continue to do if life permits.
And that’s Week 1–8 miles cycling, 27 miles running
–Do you plan ahead to make time for your workouts/runs on vacation?
–Are you a beach person? Where is your favorite beach? I’m not particularly a beach person and haven’t explored many, but love to see where people go 🙂
Thanks for reading and I hope you follow along for the rest of this crazy BQ journey of mine! ❤