After two not so great weeks of training, this past week was significantly better. Not only was I able to keep on track with my three planned runs, but I also managed to squeeze in strength training as well two days of cross training. The fact that the weather is finally cooperating and most of the snow and ice has finally melted off of our sidewalks is helping significantly in allowing me to stay on track. Though little man had several fussy days again this past week (which was to be expected since he got his two month shots on Tuesday), having the weather on our side and being able to put him in the stroller for a long walk not only helped ease his fussiness one day but also allowed me to fit some cross training in as well. Mommy multi tasking at its finest!
The weather forecast for this coming week looks fairly promising in terms of being able to get little man outside for walks in his stroller on several days. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the spring like weather that we had this past weekend will carry on and that both he and I will be able to enjoy the time outside together. Its amazing how the fresh air and time outside can do wonders for both of us, as well as to help me cross train and make me stronger for race day in June.
Despite the great weather and being able to stay on track, my biggest training highlight for the week was from my run Saturday morning. With most of the snow and ice now gone from the sidewalks, I’m trying to complete more of my runs outside. I tend to hold back on the treadmill, and running outside is allowing myself to truly see where I am in terms of my pace and endurance. When I finished my 4 mile run on Saturday, I was shocked to see that my average pace was just below 10:30. I haven’t run at that pace since sometime last summer! Though I still have some progress to make in terms of returning to my pre-pregnancy running pace, I’m very pleased with the progress that I’ve made since I resumed running just five short weeks ago.
After an exciting and productive week of training, I’m excited to see what this coming week holds in store for me!
Mon 2/22 – Baby Strong workout – 15 minutes of stair climbing (0.77 miles), 30 minutes of strength training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Tues 2/23 – 3.20 mile run on the treadmill, 0.36 mile cool down walk
Wed 2/24 – Rest day
Thurs 2/25 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.45 mile cool down walk, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 2/26 – 3.14 mile walk pushing the stroller
Sat 2/27 – 4.02 mile run, 0.65 mile cool down walk
Sun 2/28 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 15.69 miles (3.42 miles more than week 3)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 47.58 miles
QOTD: What has the weather been like where you live? Is it starting to feel like Spring?