About a week and a half ago Kristina kindly reminded me that Chicago was 100 days away! Now we are down to the 90 day mark – crazy! My training plan is ~18 weeks long – so I am about 1/3 done with training. Today I am linking up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.
Monday 7/6– 2 mile walk + 30 minutes cycling
Tuesday 7/7 – 2 mile walk + 60 minutes personal training + 1 mile elliptical
Wednesday 7/8 – 2 mile walk
Thursday 7/9 – 2 mile walk
Friday 7/10 – 2 mile walk + 3 mile run – speedwork
Saturday 7/11 – 3 mile walk
Sunday 7/12 – 12 mile run @12:00 min/mile + 800 meter swim
Total: 29 miles (13 walk | 15 run | 1 elliptical)
I got in a swim workout this week – VICTORY. Okay that was a bit dramatic…but you all know what I mean 🙂 On Sunday I had to pick up some packages at my parents house so I stopped by the neighborhood pool for an 800 meter swim. The water felt amazinggg since I ran 12 miles that morning. Hopefully I’ll get two longer swim workouts this week.
On Monday I attended a spin class at my gym – I cycled 10 miles in 30 minutes. Like swimming, I’ll need to make sure I get two bike workouts this week. I also need to get my bike tuned up since I wasn’t able to during the holiday weekend.
I completed 2/3 of my run workouts last week. My running buddy was out of town so I did not get in any morning workouts. I set my alarm for 5:00am, but the early morning running was not happening. I’ll try again this week.
Run #1: 3 mile run – 1 mile warmup @12:00 min/mile, 6 x 200s (10:00, 9:50, 9:41, 9:31, 9:23, 9:14) with 2:00 recovery, 1/4 mile cooldown @12:00min/mile.
I’ve gotten quite a few tempo runs under my belt this training cycle, but been slacking on the speedwork (wait you mean those tough 3 milers I’ve had weren’t speedy…I kid I kid). After work on Friday I went to the office gym and got on the treadmill for some speedwork. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it! I think the ‘mill and I are becoming friends. Aside from the mile warmup (legs were…well warming up), the 6 x 200s felt great and I was able to maintain those paces for each 200. Next time I complete this workout I’ll increase the speed for each set.
Run Walk #2: 3 mile walk
I intended to run 5 miles on Saturday afternoon, but I called it quits quickly into the run because my head was pounding. Instead, I walked around the Ledroit Park neighborhood in Washington, DC.
It was fun exploring this area and looking at all the homes. There were walking tour signs throughout the neighborhood that explained the significance and history of the area (they also have them in other neighborhoods around the city).
Run #3: 12 mile run @12:00 min/mile
Back on the treadmill again! I mapped out a 12 mile course for Sunday morning, but I had a slight change in plans. On Saturday evening a little guest named Mr. Rat visited my apartment. It looks like he ducked into the walls where my landlord was having some drywall replaced. I was not too pleased and a whole lotta scared! Luckily I slept elsewhere for the evening, which meant I had a later start in the morning (temps rising). Knowing the men’s Wimbledon Final would be on TV I went to the gym to watch Djokovic vs. Federer and get my 12 miles in (so sad Roger didn’t win).
On Saturday morning Cliff and I went to La Piquette for brunch. The small French restaurant is located across from the National Cathedral near the new Commons area. They served us freshly made croissants, right out of the oven. They were super light and delicious.
We had an asparagus appetizer to share.
And I had a croque madame as my entree. Soooo good!
This past weekend I caught up on some blog reading and also started the first season of Game of Thrones. The House of Lannister…they need to go!
Do you watch Game of Thrones?
How was your weekend?