Made it outside this week! I do have the occasional cough, but it so nice not to be sick. This June I will be running the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Vermont. The Berlin Marathon is now six months away (what?!) so this race will be a nice way to assess my overall fitness as marathon training picks up.
Monday 3/21 – 5 miles | 12:43 min/mile
My usual downtown route at an average 12:43 min/mile (12:53 12:45 12:38 12:43 12:37). This was my first time running in about 1.5-2 weeks, it wasn’t the prettiest of runs, but I was glad to be out there. I passed on the optional 10 x 100 meter strides for this week.
Tuesday 3/22 –Rest Day
Foam rolled – the legs were tired!
Wednesday 3/23 – 4 miles | 12:42 min/mile + 60 minutes barre
Woke up early and went to a Barre3 class – so nice I only have to walk 5 minutes to get there. Purply goodness for the morning.
After work I had 4 miles easy and ran my Adams Morgan route. The easy run was much needed, but I guess I could have taken it in slower – I was still spent. Average 12:42 min/mile (12:48, 13:01, 12:25, 12:37). Thank goodness for the downhill portion of this route 😉
Thursday 3/24 – Rest Day
Rest I did. Random – I passed by a gift shop near work and this caught my eye. Had no idea they made Cherry Blossom lady gnomes haha.
Friday 3/25 – Rest Day
Moved Friday’s workout to Saturday.
Saturday 3/26 – 5 miles | 12:37 min/mile + 60 minutes barre
The workout was 5 miles with 6 pickups of 90 seconds each. I warmed up/cooled down for Miles 1/5 and ran 2 pickups each for Miles 2-4. Definitely the toughest workout of the week as it integrated some speed (and felt tougher than similar workouts prior to my cold). I went north and ran Rock Creek park. Average 12:37 min/mile (12:47 12:35 12:23 12:37 12:43).
Another barre workout 🙂 Love the exposed brick wall.
Sunday 3/27 – 7 miles | 12:47 min/mile + 60 minutes barre
Long run Sunday – 7 miles at a steady pace. My goal was to finish them. I was tempted to run along the tidal basin, but I headed out a little later than I intended and knew I did not want to battle the crowds (I did see some nice cherry blossoms though). Finished with an average 12:47 min/mile (12:55 12:53 12:43 12:45 12:48 12:37 12:50). I had to remind myself it will take a couple of weeks to get back to “normal” – running wise.
I made it to another barre class after my run. My legs were tired, so I took it easy when I needed to…umm hello squats.
Afterwards I walked over to Glover Park and enjoyed a nice iced tea and breakfast – I could see the National Cathedral from my table.
Then I walked home and treated my self with some cake pops. The store was across from the National Zoo, and that place was hopping!
Weekly Total: 21 miles | 4 Runs
Year to Date: 197.76 miles | 39 Runs
How was your weekend?
Did you see the cherry blossoms?