Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Training recap week of 6/6

Before I go into my regular post, I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Orlando. As you know, Orlando is one of my favorite places (Disney) and some of my favorite people live there. This is a horrible tragedy, but seeing people come together in the aftermath reminds me that there are good people in this world.

Yay! I have a training recap to post! It's an exciting time folks :) I was cleared to start running on May 31st. And start I did!

I kept it very easy the first week, starting with a mile at a time using a run/walk model. I know it was only two weeks (that I wasn't running), but it was still a little surprising to see difficult the runs were. I guess I thought I'd bounce right back.

This second week of running was also more easy running. I am really working to listen to my body and take walk breaks when/if needed and not push myself about the pace. It's been tough, but I know I'll get back to my "normal" running eventually.

This week was especially fun as it included the Oiselle Volee Northeast Bird Camp. What is Bird Camp? It's a 4 day running camp for the Oiselle Volee members. This was the first year I attended a Bird Camp and it was amazing! There is a ton to share (and there will be upcoming posts on everything!), but in short, it was better then I could ever have expected. More to come on Bird Camp!

While waiting for my recaps, you can check out the Oiselle blog recaps here (short side note, two of those photos in the NE section are mine!).

Now on to the recap!

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Scheduled: 3 miles
Actual: 3.13 mi, 35:25, 11:19 pace

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Thursday (Bird Camp Day 1!)
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

The original plan was to go on a short 1-2 mile run upon arriving at camp, but it took us longer to get there then expected and we didn't have time after checking in, unpacking, etc before dinner.

Friday (Bird Camp Day 2)
Scheduled: 2-3 mile easy run
Actual: 2.53 mi, 28:37, 11:18 pace

This was an easy early morning run. Felt good to run! The day also included a cross training session and a hike.

Saturday (Bird Camp Day 3)
Scheduled: 5 mile long run
Actual: 5.10 mi, 56:38, 11:07 pace

Longest run post surgery! I had some wonderful company with fellow Volee members. And let me tell you, NH is hilly! There was another cross training session in the afternoon.

Sunday (Bird Camp Day 4)
Scheduled: 2 mile walk
Actual: 2.0 mi, 42:08, 21:02 pace

This morning included a run, but I didn't want to push it since I'm still coming back to running post surgery. But I still wanted to do something, so some of my cabinmates joined me for a 2 mile walk on the trails.

Total Miles: 12.76
Total June Miles: 19.21
Miles to Goal (1,000): 670.99

{Side note: I picked my total yearly mile goal as 1,000 back in the beginning of the year. I knew I'd be having surgery so knew 1,250 (which I've done for the past couple of years) wasn't possible, so I went with 1,000. I definitely underestimated the recovery time and how I'd feel after surgery. I'm leaving it as my goal, but am totally okay if I don't make it.}

No comments:

Post a Comment