Even though I’m running less and slightly slower, I’m getting extremely excited for marathon training to start in January. Maybe it’s the social media effect or the fact that I can’t do it right now, but I can’t wait to start speed work and long weekend runs. Really long weekend runs. (Always followed by really huge weekend meals).
This week was another messy workout week, trying to adjust back from the hurricane evacuation and then working from my coworker’s house near our office for a couple days while the flood smell dissipated. It was also a poor nutritional week since we never made a meal plan and each night’s dinner was picked out on the spot at Whole Foods. We’re talking build-your-own-pizza’s and rotisserie chicken. Better than Taco Bell, I guess.
I’m really looking forward to things slowing down a little over the next month and a half. I’m guessing I’ll probably cut back 0n the long runs, focus more on time instead of miles and add in more yoga and strength training. These last few weeks before the baby comes are so important for rest–we learned that the hard way with the first one. The last time I remember actually getting rest was early March 2015.
Workout: 6 Miles
Duration: 1 hour
Notes: Ran through Piedmont Park in Atlanta and down the canal parallel to Ponce de Leon. The sidewalk was teaming with runners, solo, in groups, with strollers, and it really made me miss my old running community back home. (Plus I got a compliment from an older guy running in a group, who actually said he thought I was his wife because he was supposed to take over the stroller duty mid-way…it would be nice if I had someone to take over stroller duty mid-way…cough cough John).
Duration: 45 Min
Notes: A little post drive shakeout on the bike. Necessary after hearing “no, no, no, no” for ten hours.
Workout: 4 Miles
Pace: 10ish min Pace
Duration: About 40 min
Notes: Short work day with the baby’s school only open limited hours, so I took advantage and went for a post-work run around the neighborhood to scope out Matthew damage. Luckily for our neighborhood, the damage was hard to find.
Workout: 3.14 Miles
Pace: About 10 min
Duration: About 30 min
Notes: I didn’t plan on two running days in a row, so I kept it short (I also keep forgetting to turn off my running app when I stop, hence the 10-ish paces). I ran the trails behind my coworker’s house during lunch in beautiful, breezy weather. I could easily do this every day.
Workout: Prenatal Yoga
Duration: 40 min
Notes: Back at my coworker’s house for a second day, some low key yoga to stretch out and decompress before a meeting.
Duration: 30 min
Notes: A quick spin after a long day at work before John and I caught up on some of the shows we’d missed during the evacuation. (Hotels don’t have DVR #firstworldproblems).
Workout: 5 Miles
Notes: Ran from my office to Patriot’s Point, 5 miles round trip. My feet and ankles really started to hurt, and I felt like I was in a dream where your legs turn to lead and you’re running but not going anywhere. I finished though, with only two hours left of work since my 12:30 meeting went for over two hours…
Total Miles: 18
Workouts: 4 runs, 2 spin, 1 yoga