Monday, October 16, 2017

Disney Marathon Training - Week Six

Cut back week over here this week. I think that is one of the reasons why I prefer longer marathon cycles. I love cut back weeks! I took full advantage, trust me!

Monday I did a strength and hip circuit workout. Nothing fancy but it felt really good after my long run last week.

Tuesday it was back on the track. Here is how it broke down:
1 mile warm up
400m x 10 (goal 1:52 - 1:44 1:44 1:41 1:42 1:47 1:49 1:49 1:45 1:49 1:49)
400m recoveries
6 miles total

It got super dark by the time I finished, and I didn't trust the boys lacrosse team for a cool down mile so I just skipped it.

Oh, story about that 1:41 split. I was doing my recovery lap and was just about to start my third rep. All of a sudden, out of no where, a pack of children appeared. Like literally, I have no idea where they all came from. They started running on the track. I felt like I was going to trample them! When I finished the rep, I saw an adult who was with them and asking if they were going to continue. He said no (they literally did one lap) and said to me "That must have been terrifying enough to see a pack a children". Yes, yes it was.

Wednesday morning I was going to run but it was raining and super dark. I figured I could move some workouts around so I didn't have to worry about it. I did get my strength workout in which felt great!

Thursday I got stuck in some terrible traffic after work. I was terrified I wasn't going to beat the sunset. Well, I did five miles with strides and actually made it! It felt so good too! It really is amazing how my body is responding to this training.

Friday. Friday was amazing. I went with a friend of mine to the Ring of Honor show in Pittsburgh. This has been a show I have wanted to go to for awhile but tickets are usually sold out by the time I get to it. NOT THIS TIME! Lucky for me, girls had a special entrance to these shows. I saw a sign for the meet and greet and got right in line to meet two of my favorites. Yes guys, I got to meet the Young Bucks!!!

They were the sweetest guys and even gave me a kiss on the cheek! The show itself was amazing and I don't think I stopped smiling the whole time. Such a great night!

Saturday morning I met Gretchen and Maddie for six easy miles. These ladies are running races next weekend and I was glad to get out and meet them for some easy miles. We met an adorable puppy who Maddie and I almost brought home.

After that hubs and I had a wedding to go to in West Virginia. Then we met up with some friends and capped off Cal U's homecoming!

Sunday was the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6k race. I will recap this race later in the week. I had no real expectations going in. I know I am not trained for short distance speed right now. I did run a pretty consistent race, which I was really proud of.

Weekly Total: 22.8 miles
October Total: 49.8 miles
2017 Total: 878.9 miles

I leave for Disney on Saturday!! I am so excited to go on vacation! I plan on getting in all of my runs before we leave - including a long run after work one day. Gotta keep that focus going, we are almost half way through training!

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  1. Had to laugh at the pack of kids coming out of nowhere! It reminded me of a horror movie or something, like Wild Kids at the Track! Ha! Great week! Kudos for committing to getting in your long run after work before you leave!