Leave It All On The Road // 08.17.2015

Hello friends!  It’s time for my fitness recap for last week.  6 days until the Edmonton Half Marathon!  27 days until the Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon!  69 days until the Rock’n’Roll Vancouver Half Marathon!  That is 10 weeks, my friends, to get my body into personal best shape for Vancouver!!!


{ Aug 10 – Aug 16, 2015 }

23 miles Run
21.5 miles Walk

08.10 – Active Rest

  • Walk 2 miles

08.11 – 3 Mile Fast Run – Treadmill

  • Walk 1 mile to work
  • Warm-up walk 0.5 miles
  • 3.1 miles run (8:28/mile pace)
    • 2.0 miles @7.0
    • 0.25 miles @7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
    • 0.1 mile sprint @7.5
  • Cool-down walk 0.5 miles
  • Walk 1 mile home

08.12 – 3 Mile Steady Run – Treadmill

  • Walk 1 mile to work
  • Warm-up walk 0.5 miles
  • 3.1 miles run (8:34/mile pace)
  • Cool-down walk 0.5 miles
  • Walk 1 mile home

08.13 – Active Rest

  • Walk 2 miles

08.14 – Outdoor Run

  • Walk 4 miles
  • 4.2 mile run in Eau Claire (8:41/mile pace)

08.15 – Long Run (in the rain!)

  • Walk 1.5 miles
  • 10.1 miles run (8:59/mile pace)
  • Walk 3 miles

08.16 – Recovery Run

  • 3 mile walk
  • 2.5 mile run (9:40/mile pace)

{ Fitness Link-Ups }

I’m linking up with Road Runner Girl for The Weekly Chase in the hopes that setting goals will help keep me on track throughout the week!

What I’m most proud of:

My new highest weekly mileage of the year!!!  A solid 23 miles.  And it actually did not feel overwhelming, as I took a rest day on Monday and Thursday, and did a slow recovery run on Sunday.

I also just passed the milestone of 400 miles for the year!!!  So far, I’m just a bit ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 600 miles in 2015!  Woo-hoo!

Where I struggled:

Weekend nutrition.  I was pretty darn good for most of the work week, trying to balance out my macros (carbs, fats, proteins)…but then I go free rein on weekends.  And maybe that’s ok…we do a lot more activity on the weekends, so I’d like to think it balances out in the end.

Last week’s goals:

  1. Get back on track!!!  My training this summer has been all over the place. Some weeks are solid, other weeks it’s like I’ve never run before in my life.  While I do have a general 12-week schedule to follow, more often than not I just wing it (with an end result of less-than-stellar mileage each week!)  This past week hasn’t been the only running roller coaster this summer, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.  The main thing I need to remember is to not get discouraged when training days are tough (and to listen to my body…although I feel I am pretty good about that one).  I obviously need the rest, as I seem to come back with extra gusto/motivation.  Now I just need to keep at it strong for the rest of this month, where I’ll cap it off with my sole August race: The Edmonton Half Marathon. COMPLETE!

This week’s goals:

  1.  Run My Race – Edmonton Half Marathon – Sunday, August 23, 2015.  Have fun during the race…and use it as the first stepping stone to assess where I am in my quest to PR in Vancouver!

Thought for the week ahead:

Thanks to Beth (Running with the Sunrise) for her beautiful inspiration – and my plan for the Half this Sunday!!!


How is YOUR fitness training going?




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