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Workouts ... last week today - April 17

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I've started to taper down a bit for my upcoming half marathons.  Run Like A Diva is in 7 days!

I have kept up with planks for the week, but have taken out the HIIT until I get across the finish line.  The beauty (to me) of the 12 Minute Athlete app is that you get a different workout each time you do it... so I am never bored. However, I was noticing that changing out some of the exercises would leave my legs sore for a while... not wanting sore legs for the race.

I had an unplanned rest day and am trying not to feel too bad about missing out on a run. I had compressed my schedule since I took a trip out to the Hubs deer lease for some camping and unwinding over the weekend.  It was a lot of fun, always nice to be "unplugged" for a while.

Here is how my week lined up:

Sunday - 8 miles steady (average pace 10:33)

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 4 miles easy (average pace 10:37)  & planks (45 sec. x 3). Got a nice run in with my sweetie Sorcha.

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Wednesday - Planned - 6 miles steady; Actual - rest day. Had to take one of my sweeties (Mr. Squeekers) to the vet... it was kind of unexpected, so I wasn't able to plan for a workout earlier in the day.  After 2+ hours at the vet and worrying all day - my nerves were shot and I was exhausted.  It all turned out well and he is on the mend (I'll save everyone the gruesome details).

[caption id="attachment_539" align="aligncenter" width="300"]fb_img_1460733163529.jpg Mr. Squeekers... he is such a lovey[/caption]

Thursday - Planned 3 miles easy; Actual 6.2 miles fast (average pace 9:53) & planks (45 sec. x 3). My new Altra Torin shoes came in the day before, first run in them... I think they make me speedy!

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Friday - Camping in the forest

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Saturday - Camping in the forest

TOTAL miles = 18




I'm linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap, plus Nicole, Annmarie, Angelena Marie, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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Comments

  1. Michelle @ Running with AttitudeApril 17, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Looks like you had a good week! Glad Mr. Squeekers is ok - a sick pet is so stressful!

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  2. Looks like a good week in spite of your visit to the vet. Glad to hear Mr Squeekers is on the mend!

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  3. Aww, I love dog selfies! Glad your kitty is okay too. Hey, are those Altras you are wearing? How do you like them?

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  4. So glad your cat is ok! Having a sick pet is always so stressful. I panic whenever something is wrong with one of my dogs.

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  5. Thanks! Yes, those are Altras, I really like them. These are Torins.

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  6. Aww!! Poor Mr. Squeekers! I hope he is feeling better! Good job on your training this week!

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  7. Red Solo Cup...I Lift You Up...

    What kind of dog is Sorcha? She does look sweet. I'm glad Mr. Squeekers is doing OK. I was mostly unplugged myself while in FL. I enjoyed it. Plus, I had Tricia keeping up with the social media. Enjoy your taper this week and good luck at the Diva's half marathon. Thanks for linking with us Ana!

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  8. So glad Mr. Squeekers is doing well. It's always so draining when something is wrong with our fur babies. Looks like you had a wonderful week! Good luck at your upcoming half!

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  9. Sorcha is a Border Collie mix... we know that mama was a BC, just not quite sure what baby daddy was.

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  10. I'm so happy Mr. Squeekers is ok! He definitely takes priority over a run!

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  11. A camping and unwinding weekend trip does sound nice! Do you stay in a tent or is there a camphouse? You know we "camp" a lot but in our RV. Some call it not camping much but still.. Aww your cat reminds me of one I had that passed away. Her name was Ninja. Yea when we first got her she was wild and mean as a snake. She would spin around, hiss at you so Ninja stuck! Love the wine in a red solo cup! Now I'm gonna have that song in my mind the rest of the day, ha! Thanks for linking up with us!

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  12. We stay in a trailer up there. We used to tent camp a lot when we lived in KS, but too many fireants down here.

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