W2D1: started off with 4 easy miles on the Schuykill River Trail after work. I haven't ran on the SRT in a while and I miss running on it since I moved out of the city!
Shoes: Adidas energy boost
W2D2: More easy miles! 5 miles easy at 8:39 pace.
shoes: Hoka Clayton.
W2D3: Ran out of time in the morning and overslept, so I spilt my run into two! 3 miles in the morning and 3 miles after work on Columbus Blvd. It was nice and icy so I ran in my Hoka Challengers. I usually don't run at night so I wore my reflective vest! A little over 6 miles for the day.
W2D4: Workout Thursday and it was still very icy and snowy. I tried to find a place where it wasn't icy and snowy and failed. 2 miles warm up- 3 by 400 with 200 meters rest, was shooting for 1:43 but with the ice, it was impossible to get my legs moving so it ended up more like a fartlek. Then, 2 by 600 with 400 rest, 2 by 400 with 200 rest and 2 miles cool down. Ended up 7 miles at 8:11 pace. My hamstrings were so sore from this workout because of the ice!
Shoes: Nike Zoom Fly.
W2D5: Was really sore but the workout- crazy when you don't run that fast but just running on ice makes you sore! Ive been having car troubles so I ran 3.24 miles to get my car and then drove home.
Shoes: Hoka Challengers
W2D6: 4 easy miles at 8:19 pace.
Shoes: Hoka Clayton.
W2D7: 8.2 easy miles at 8:32 with my boyfriend in south jersey! I usually take a rest day off but didn't this week! It always nice to do long runs different places because it makes the time go by fast and running with a friend always helps, right?
Shoes: Hoka Clifton
Overall 38.1 miles this week.
Started weight training this week from Lift Run Perform, owned by my friend Mary Johnson. (www.liftrunperform.com) Mary has running plans, lifting plans and also has a dietitian on staff to help her athletes perform at their best. For weight lifting plans, she has different lifting plans- I went with the TEAM LRP group lift. There are two workouts a week and a core workouts that should be done at least 2-3x a week. She gives you videos on how to do all the exercises and also guidelines (make sure you read! missed the guidelines sheet and finally figured out what I was doing wrong sorry mary!)
Super excited for another week of training-I am feeling good already but I know once training revs up into longer runs my legs won't be feeling that great. Signed up for the Love Run Half Marathon in Philly on March 25th! This is my PR half marathon course from 2016 when I ran 1:38 and change. I am not sure what kind of shape I'll be in but will be hoping for a PR!
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