Hey friends–how are you all doing?? I am sitting at home working as we are in the middle of a snow storm and everything was cancelled today (except my work.) So, Ashton is
quietly playing at his imagination table right now with stickers while I take a quick break from work to type this post up. I just finished week 6 of my Rock CF Half marathon training plan, so let’s see how it went in the Weekly Wrap Up!
Week of 2/1-2/7
Monday: I logged 4 miles in my Altras. It was almost 50 degrees out and I felt overdressed in capris and long sleeve half zip–what is going on with this weather? Isn’t this scene gorgeous?? There is no filter on this baby, just pure awesomeness!
Tuesday: Tuesday is always my strength day so I did my usual full body circuit and was pleased I went up in weights for biceps and while it was very challenging, I did all three sets without failure. I definitely feel like I’m getting stronger.
Wednesday: I had a hill workout on the schedule. I warmed up for a mile then did 2 miles of 1/4 mile hill repeats at a 7% incline and a 6.0 pace. Then a mile cool down. These hill workouts still kick my butt, but I keep telling myself they are speed work in disguise. The first few hills always feel manageable and by the last few, I am toast and am watching the mileage closely so I can stop as soon as I’m able to. I have been telling myself a lot when it hurts that I can do hard things and tell myself that over and over again. I was so tired after the workout and had an early morning meeting that I failed to take a workout pic, but I did get a pic of my Starbucks run!
My usual barista wasn’t there, so I was Sara with an “h” for the day!
Thursday: I was back at it with strength training. I really love the full body lifting circuit I have been doing, but pretty soon I am going to need to switch it up since I am not struggling with it like I was in the beginning and have to keep increasing my weights. I know that is a good thing, but I also know I can find other moves that engage the same body parts in different ways, which will help me continue to gain strength.
Friday: I drove into the office early like usual and it took me my normal 1 hour and 15 mins. I got my two “easy” miles in and foam rolled and was feeling really good.
I quickly showered and got ready for work and was in my office ready to get my workday started and when I looked out the window, there was a full-fledged blizzard going on outside. By 8 am no one was in the office, so, I emailed my boss telling him I was going to head home and work from there, packed everything back up and drove back home, which took almost 3 hours! How did it go from 50+ degrees on Monday to this on Friday morning?
P.S. there was NO snow at all on the ground when I left in the morning. This was all in the matter of a few hours. I’m telling you, the weather here is NUTS!
Saturday: This was a step back week in my training plan, so I was happy that I only had to do 6 miles. I didn’t have to get up early and was able to easily get this run in during Ashton’s nap. I watched Jane the Virgin again and the run flew by and I was feeling good.
Sunday: My day of rest. We slept in, ate pancakes for breakfast, went to the grocery store, I read for a bit, we all napped, then woke up and played lots of board games and ate dinner while watching the Super Bowl. It was a pretty awesome day all around.
Well, there it is, the Weekly Wrap Up! Overall, another solid week of training!!
Have a great Monday and I will see you later this week!
Question of the day
How was your week? What was the high/low?