It goes to 11. Not only did my training reach week 11, but we started off the week celebrating Mia Monster's 11th birthday!
This week's miles are sponsored by Mark A from my Miles for Dollars campaign. Thank you so much Mark for your support! Sorry for the delay, but I got in all your miles in one week!
Monday: I've been working hard to take my rest days seriously, and it's been helping. I spent today's rest day finishing up my first shipment of #Treats4Tatas! Thanks to everyone who joined in on it. It was a great success and I hope you enjoy your treats!
Tuesday: I decided to push the pace a little for the first time during recovery. Also the gym got rid of some treadmills while it awaits delivery of new ones, so it's a bit of a cluster in there after work with more people than machines. It was more of a workout than I hope 9:11 pace would be, but nothing hurt and I felt like I had a lot more to give. Progress!
Actual: 3.1 miles running (9:11/mile pace)
Wednesday: After a nice bike workout, I decided to get in some living room yoga during the Bruins vs Rangers game. Sure, it wasn't your typical serene yoga environment and I had to modify a few poses to see the TV, but I posed and stretched for the entire first period (including play stoppage). The Bruins were leading after the first so I must have been bringing them luck, but went on to lose. :( Next time, yoga for the whole game.
Actual: 30 minutes cycling (19.5 miles/hr pace); 40 minutes yoga
Thursday: Back on the treadmill for an easy, no excitement workout. Everything went well.
Actual: 4 miles running (9:25/mile pace)
Friday: As I am nearing the end of my fundraising campaign, I issued a challenge to my friends. If I hit my fundraising goal before race day, I will run the 5k dressed as a conversation heart. Still deciding what to write on it. My personal favorite are "Your pace or mine?" or "Does this heart make me look fast?"
Saturday: First double digits run of the year! I met up with some of my fellow Atlanta running bloggers for a 10 miler and brunch. I had the pleasure of running with Amy who volunteered at the Galloway water stop with me and is running the half at 26.2 with DONNA next week! I had a great time.
Actual: 10 miles running (11:31/mile pace)
Sunday: First outdoor run alone. I've been nervous about this because I tend to push the pace when I am running outside especially when I'm unsupervised. It was a beautiful day and it felt so good to be outside! I picked a hillier route that I should have for recovery, but everything went well and it's safe to say my legs are starting to get in the hang of it again!
Actual: 3.1 miles running (8:51/mile pace)