Monday, March 9, 2015

Training recap week of 3/2 (Pixie Dust Challenge Week 9)

This week makes the half way point of Tink training - only 9 weeks to go!  I have a couple of races before then (Hot Chocolate 15K and RnR Raleigh Half), but I am focusing on my training on Tink.  While I was definitely prepared for Glass Slipper Challenge, I wasn't as prepared as I could have been.  I honestly didn't do a lot of back to back build runs (short run day 1, long run day 2) but did the opposite (long day 1, short day 2).  While I had plenty of miles, GSC really wiped me out.  I'm also doing the 5K at Tink Weekend and factoring in a cross country flight... it could really wipe me out.  And I definitely don't want that to happen.

I do pace leading for Team in Training which is a main reason I did my long runs on Day 1.  I love leading those folks and it's always better to have people to run with in the winter (and especially this winter!).  But fortunately, this past Saturday was our last practice - their race is this upcoming weekend.  Now that it is over, I'll be able to do better about my progression runs.  I'm also going to be adding a 3rd day in occasionally to simulate the 5K.

This week, I did something different with cross training.  I'm doing the 14 Day Yoga Shred Challenge on  It's only 10 minutes a day with a different focus each day (arms, abs, etc).  I am not a huge yoga person, but it's not typical yoga and halfway through, I'm really liking it.  It's a nice change up and does challenge me.

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 1

Scheduled: 4 miles easy
Actual: 3.00, 33:14, 11:04 pace
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 2

It had snowed all afternoon on Tuesday but I tried to get my run in anyway.  Was only able to get 3 miles in as it literally hailing during it. 

Scheduled: Speedwork - 4 x 0.5 miles at 10K pace (7:50 pace)
Total miles: 5.5 miles
Paces: 7:48, 7:52, 7:45, 7:34
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 3

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 4

Scheduled: 1 mile easy
Actual: 1.04, 10:56, 10:32 pace
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 5

Scheduled: 8 miles long run
Actual: 8.55 mi, 1:24:08, 9:51
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 6

Scheduled: 3 miles easy
Actual: 3.00 mi, 29:39, 9:53 pace
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 7

Total miles: 21.09
Total March miles: 25.09
Miles until goal (1,250): 1,059.15
Cross Training: 7/4

How did everyone's week go?


  1. Only 9 weeks!!! WOW! it just seemed like I would have more time between Princess and Tinkerbell. Time really does fly!

    1. I know - I cannot believe it is only 9 weeks away! It'll be here before we know it!