While I was on my little hiatus, I kept drafts of my training recaps, but never hit publish since they were unfinished (note form, not all pics uploaded). Making my Gate River Run 15K Training Week 3-9 posts live (separate).
Image: Gate River Run 15K
Monday 2/22 – Cross Training
I thought I would give SoulCycle another shot since I received credit for a free class. I met Caitlin for the 45 minutes of spin and it the class was okay. I enjoyed the playlist, but was not into the workout at all. Plus it was very hot in the studio (again) – I wonder if temperature is controlled on purpose?
Tuesday 2/23 – 5 miles | 11:52 min/mile
My usual downtown route for 5 miles + 10 x 100 meter strides. I should start changing up the route. Average 11:52 min/mile (12:20, 11:43, 11:45, 11:38, 11:55). Legs were very tight the first few miles and towards the end. Perhaps sore from the previous day?
Thursday 2/25 – 4.3 miles
A new workout, which I really really liked. It was 50 minutes of running – 10 minute warm up, 10 x 2 min fast (half marathon goal pace) and 1 minute easy for a total of 30 minutes, and 10 minute cool down. I left my Garmin at home, but luckily my Timex was in my bag so I could set intervals for the 2 min fast and 1 min easy. After mapping it out, I ran approximately 4.3 miles. Hope to do this workout again so I can use my Garmin for paces.
Friday 2/26 – 4 miles | 12:29 min/mile
4 mile recovery run out and back towards Shaw. Average 12:29 min/mile (12:39, 12:25, 12:33, 12:22).
Saturday 2/27 – 9 miles | 12:13 min/mile + 60 minutes barre
I was super super nervous about this run – my longest since the Rehoboth Half in December. I combined my Adams Morgan route + Rock Creek Park to Georgetown for the run. Average 12:13 min/mile (12:23, 12:45, 11:50, 12:15, 12:10, 12:11, 12:06, 12:09, 12:13). It hurt so good towards the end. Afterwards I met my mom for brunch and a mani/pedi at the nailsaloon.
Because I am crazy like that (and rejoined ClassPass), I signed up for a 60 minute barre class at B. Fit in Logan Circle. My body was aching afterwards.
Sunday 2/28 – Cross Training
I took a 45 minute FlyWheel class in which I had a distance/power PR…super proud of myself. Following class I went to my parent’s house for dinner. Ever since Cliff brought lumpia to my parent’s Christmas party, my mom has been on a mission to make her own. Good job mom, they were tasty!
Weekly Total: 22.3 miles | 4 Runs
Year to Date: 141.96 miles | 28 Runs