This has been a good, albeit, busy week.
Monday: Had the day off for the holiday. Got my run in. Nice and easy 3 mile progressive. (9:35, 8:43, 8:12 splits).
Tuesday: Had the day off school. Was looking forward to a nice quiet day at home alone....then we had snow and ice overnight, so the kids had a snow day. Ran a 30 minute tempo run on the treadmill. 10 mins at 9:30 pace, 15 mins at 8:28 pace, 5 mins at 9:00 pace. Week 4 day 1 of Drop and give me twenty....63 push ups. only 4 on my knees! Even though this workout is getting tougher, I am feeling stronger every week!! Then i took the girls to K's favorite restaurant...Chipotle!
Wednesday: Took Wednesday off..had a crappy day. Swapped some workouts around to accomodate.
Thursday: Final round of Parent Teacher Conferences for the year. Then, after being inspired by a co-worker and fellow runner, I came home and ran 3. Was supposed to run based on heart rate, called for 65%-75%. So I got on the treadmill, strapped the heart rate monitor on, and went for it. This was the first time I have tried this...and it went pretty well. The hardest part was slowing the pace down enough to keep HR where it should be. Got week 4 day 2 of drop and give me twenty done....72 this time! woohoo!
Friday: Schedule called for 3 miles at race pace. It was still pretty chilly, so did it on the TM after school. 3 miles at 8:22 pace. I am hoping I can break 1:50 in the Cap City Half in May. So this run was right on pace!
Saturday: Took a trip up to Kansas, OH for my niece's 2nd birthday party, so switched Saturday's run to Sunday. Had a nice time with the fam!
Sunday: Schedule called for 6 slow miles. I have been running 7, so I decided when I got to 6, that I would go for one more. Tried to go slow, but I also wanted to try to run a progressive run. I get so bored running too slowly, and I find it difficult to run too slowly. Ended up with a pace that was about 20 seconds faster than I should have, but the splits were almost all negative! (9:23, 8:56, 8:45, 8:43, 8:44, 8:33, 8:19). Got home and did week 4 day 3 of drop and give me twenty. This was tough to do after my run, but I got it done. 77 push ups this time! And ended the week with p90x StretchX. This was a great end to the week...I really needed the stretch!
Heel is still not great. I am looking into a Strassberg Sock...or something similar. I have been rolling, icing, taking ibuprofen, and stretching. It is not getting any worse....or better! Would love any suggestions.
Monday: 3 mile easy run....then off to a meeting for K's first year of high school scheduling. Yikes...how did I get so old?!
Tuesday: 6 X 400's at 5K pace, ab ripper, and drop and give me twenty.
Wednesday: 3 mile easy run, and some yoga.
Thursday: Easy 3 mile run.
Sunday: Arnold 5k. Goal is to PR...would love to break 24:00, but I am not greedy! ;)
Have a great week everyone out there in blogger world!