Monday, August 19, 2013

NYCM Training week 6 & 7: Take 2

I can't believe how quickly the last two weeks have gone by.  I really meant to do a recap for week 6 but work started up and there went my time to do anything.  I can't get over how often some people blog?  Please give me hints on how you make the time?  By the time I get home it is time to run, shower, and go to bed!

I am going to make this post short because I am still hopeful the lightning and thunder will stop here and I can get my run in.  If not, at least I will have blogged and todays run will be moved to tomorrow! I am not going to lie, I do think my legs need an extra rest day but will get to that later.

I am linking up with Meghan and Kat this week for their Weekly Workout Roundup!

Week 6
Monday 8/5: 5.24 miles  1.5 in 18 minutes then 3.71 @ 11:19 pace and 
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday 8/7 3.7 @ 11:41 pace Tempo run (Tempo at 11:57)
Thursday 8/8 planned for 7 but slept in :(
Friday Rest Day 
Saturday 8/10 Christa's Graduation run 14 miles of bridges. 12:17 pace- this was pretty good minus except for the terrible stomach ache and therefore had to walk more than I would have liked

My new Camelbak and my sweaty body

Christa's graduation with Christa, Coach Lyle, me, and Coach Teresa

Week 7:
monday 8/12: 4.06 miles @ 11:34 pace
Tuesday Rest day
Wednesday 8/14 7 @ 12:25 pace.  This run I am not sure how to describe.  Work started monday and I came home and took a 2 hour nap.  This was incredibly hard but I did not stop at all to walk.  The pace would just not GO!
Thursday 8/15 6 mile progression run 11:29 pace- felt good for the most part.  Used the last mile as a cool down and the first mile I just couldn't slow down.  I got the miles in :)
Saturday 8/17 16 miles @ 12:45 pace.  This run went pretty well.  We walked about a mile because who I was running with wanted to walk to I took the brake with them!Some felt great and some felt hard.

I have noticed this whole week my legs were so sore.  I went in Saturday with sore legs which is beneficial come race day but made running 16 pretty annoying.  I also don't have a working ipod.

Those were my last two weeks and tomorrow my students come!  I am really excited to enlighten a whole new bunch of students.  I am hoping to be as productive as possible during the school day so I can leave on time to run.  Waking up at 4:45 doesn't leave much time in the evenings to get everything done.  I am proud that I got all my runs in last week. I am thinking my body is so sore because it is actually following a training schedule!  
Oh, I also made this for my classroom!
This came in the mail for me to review so I am excited to try it out.  I did receive this from fitluential :)

For all you bloggers, how do you stick to a blogging schedule?

What did you do this week that made you proud of yourself?

What songs should I add to my hopefully new ipod ??



  1. Look at you!!! Nice job on these awesome weeks. Awesome. Cheers to school start tomorrow! I hope we can both stick with our training plans through the beginning of a new year.

  2. Great job on the running!! 14 miles of bridges sounds B.R.U.T.A.L.

    I didn't realize you are a teacher! What grade/subject do you teach??

    Blogging schedule? Ya, not so much. ;) with my crazy trio I do what I can, when I can.

    I'm proud of two PR's I managed to pull out at CrossFit, one was a really significant increase...up 50lbs for my front squat!!

  3. As far as blogging, mine are long but they don't take much if my time .... maybe 20 minutes. If it takes longer it usually means I'm forcing it and I just quit. I tend to do a "brain dump" and I don't edit, which explains why some posts are a little .... terse. As far as time, I don't nap ... Ever ... so much time there. I don't write a lot during the week also ... I may jot down an idea but will come back to it Saturday or Sunday, then schedule it for the week.

  4. You're doing great. I am really hoping to do a full marathon in 2014 so I am soaking up all posts on marathon training. You are a rock star. As for your question about a blogging schedule, I try to do 3 posts a week - anything more is a bonus. If I'm having a slow weekend, I will try to write ahead.

  5. Way to go this week - hope you're loving the Camelbak and glad you ended up getting one!


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