Skip to main content

Workouts - Last Week Today - October 9

fontover_201671013354641-1.jpgI am in my 13th week of training for the Houston Half and my 2nd week of training for the Houston Marathon. While I have 2 training plans, I'm planning to follow weekday runs from the full plan and weekend runs from the half plan (until my half at the end of this month, then the full plan catches up to the weekend mileage).

This week, I had a great week of training. I started feeling more like myself! Here's how my week shook out:

Sunday - 10 miles easy.

wp-1476047121768.jpg

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - Rest

Wednesday - 4 miles progressive & 4 stride outs with Anam & body weight exercises

Thursday - 4 miles easy with Anam & body weight exercises

wp-1476047250675.jpg

Friday - Rest

Saturday - 10 miles at the 10 for Texas run. Crushed my time goal with a time of 1:35:20!  Look for my race recap later this week.

wp-1476047207172.jpg

Total Miles = 28




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

WeeklyWrapwild wednesday

Comments

  1. Congrats on that finish time! Looking forward to the recap!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats on your 10 miler! Did you mean you're following the Half plan on weekdays?

    I've got a race recap link up on my blog this week -- come by when you've got yours done.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks! Oops, I totally messed that paragraph up! I'm following the half plan on the weekends until the full plan mileage catches up to it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great job crushing your goal!! Isn't the weather amazing???

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nothing like a good week to help with the confidence!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Super job on your 10 miler and crushing that goal! Way to go Vicki! As always appreciate you linking up with us!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great job at the race! I only ever ran one ten miler race. I really like that distance though and hope to run more! Congrats on crushing your goal! -M

    ReplyDelete
  8. I haven't tried the spirulina... had been meaning to look more into that!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks! It was my first at that distance too, I really enjoyed it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am really enjoying it... such a nice respite after the brutal summer!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You're rocking it girl! Keep it up =)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I hope you are finally enjoying some cooler temps. Congratulations on a fantastic 10 mile run! I've never raced that distance. But, there is a local one in a couple of weeks. I'd like to try it if my knees are healed sufficiently. Thanks for linking, Vicki!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

2017 Chicago Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my second marathon... the Chicago Marathon. This is my 2017 Chicago Marathon Recap!



The week prior, the hubs decided he didn't want to go to Chicago... citing some pretty lame excuses.  I wasn't too worried about that as I am not afraid to travel on my own.



I flew into Chicago on Friday morning.  The plane from Houston seemed to be full of folks running in the marathon.  I sat by a young couple who were also running (his 1st marathon, her 7th).  After landing up in Chicago, I took the Orange Line into the city and checked into my hotel, then headed back out for some lunch and then to take in the Expo.
The Expo


The Expo was CRAZY! I retrieved my bib, shirt and wandered around for a bit.  I tried shopping in the Nike area, but after I was shoved a couple of times, I lost all interest.  With all the craziness, I decided I needed to find the Goose Island beer bus for a little sample.

I checked out several booths and then headed to the Runners World stage for the cour…

Brazos Bend 50k Recap

On April 7th, I ran my very first 50k at Brazos Bend 50.  The event was a Trail Racing Over Texas race located at Brazos Bend State Park outside of Needville, TX.  This is my Brazos Bend 50k recap.
Pre-race...
I had gone into Houston after work to pick up my race packet ahead of time... along with my bib and race shirt, they also had bonus swag, for this race it was Altra Gaiters.  Race day-eve brought me a little visitor.... yup, Aunt Flo decided to come for a stay. This definitely put a little twist in my plans.  I took off work a little early so that I could get dinner at a reasonable hour, my clothes laid out, and to bed early.  My race-day eve fueling was my lucky veggie burger and sweet potato fries at Bella Green.



After some thought I decided to wear my hydration vest to carry necessary supplies instead of my handheld.  Once I got home, I laid out my clothes, got my supplies ready and headed to bed.  My wake-up call was 3am!

It was tough figuring out what to wear.  The forecast cal…

2018 Houston Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my third marathon... the Houston Marathon. This is my 2018 Houston Marathon Recap!



I ran the Houston Marathon last year, it was my very first marathon.  It was such a fun time, I signed up again as soon as early bird entry opened up.
ABB 5k
I chose to run the ABB 5k on the day before the marathon.  I figured since I had to be in Houston to pick up my packet, I might as well use it for my shakeout run.  The temps were mighty chilly that morning.  I bundled up and headed in early to pick up my packet.  After I dropped my bag (and jacket) off at the bag drop, I was very happy to see the convention center was open to wait in.

15 minutes prior to race start, I headed out to use the port-a-cans and line up.  I chose to line up with the 11 minute mile group in an attempt to keep my pace super easy.  They sang the Star Spangled Banner and we were off right on time!

I had to do a bit of bobbing and weaving as there were several walkers who lined up ahead of me.  Within a half mil…