My weekend was started by a fantastic long run on Friday, which I will be writing about tomorrow because seriously, this run was just great. Although I'm feeling some hamstring pain that has me concerned... will update on that when I'm more clear on what's happening!
Long run greatness segued into movie watching with my friend Sarah, which led into a lazy Saturday after my planned busy day fell through and I got to finish some errands.
Including taking selfies with Mason to send to Sourabh, who was in Oregon for a moot court tournament. Mason, however, has an anti-selfie policy and spoiled my plan.
I always like to have a day with barely anything planned and a day filled with friends on the weekends. Having both rest and social days makes me feel recharged for the coming week.
So I woke up early on Sunday to take Katherine's demo TRX class at Pedal NYC. The class was tough, but fun and a great start to the day. We caught up over coffee at Bouchon Bakery after before I met my friend Flora to walk Mason throughout Central Park.
|Flora hanging with Mr Mason (who is literally hanging)|
After our walk, I headed downtown to Strala Yoga, my favorite yoga studio in NYC. It had been forever since I'd been there and it was so nice to get back. Even better, I met up with Michelle in person for the first time!
|post-class smiles |
(photo credit: Michelle)
|our Oscar spread: crusty bread, assorted cheeses, olives, gigande beans, grapes, prosecco and macarons from Bouchon|
Sourabh got home in time for the awards and got 19/24 correct to win the night. My first year not winning. BOO. I'll get him next year.
So, on to this past week's workouts and the coming week's goals.
Weekly Workout Recap
Due to the tugging feeling I felt in my hamstring, I skipped the 5 miles I had on the schedule for Sunday, but I completed all my other planned workouts. I've had such a good training cycle so far, I don't want to risk all my hard work by pushing it. Otherwise, I had a great week.
Monday: Fly 45 spin class.
Tuesday: Easy 3 mile on TM run at 0.5% incline and 9:39 pace. Ran this while chatting with Abby who was on the elliptical since she's been dealing with some shin pain. Finished with short core work, foam rolling, and yoga.
Wednesday: Refine Method class.
Thursday: 9x400 speed work on TM at 0.5% incline with .75m w/u at 10:00 then repeats at 8:00 (with 2 at 7:45 and 1 at 7:30) and .25m recoveries in between at 10:00. Also spent this speed work chatting with Abby while she elliptical-ed away.
Friday: 11.07 mile Long Run at 9:42 pace through Central Park. Like I said, fantastic run that gave me a lot of mental strength for the rest of the cycle. Splits: (1) 9:38, (2) 10:04, (3) 9:45, (4) 10:01, (5) 9:56, (6) 9:35, (7) 9:23, (8) 9:27, (9) 9:42, (10) 9:35, (11) 9:51, (.07) 6:58.
Saturday: Short core circuit, repeated twice. Isolated bicycles (20 ea side), glute kick-backs (20 ea side), side plank-ups (20 ea side), glute lifts with leg up (20 ea side), medicine ball-to-legs sit-ups (20 ea side), push-ups (20 ea side), "super man" (30 sec). Finished with plank for time and stretching.
Sunday: (1) TRX Class at Pedal NYC. (2) RELAX Yoga Class at Strala Yoga.
Total Mileage = 19 miles
This Week's Goals
Biggest goal is obviously to be safe about my hamstring, but I also want to keep my mileage up since it was a bit low last week.
I also want to work on eating as clean as possible for the next three weeks before the NYC Half. I eat pretty healthy, but I want to be at peak performance for the half, and that means cleaning up my diet as much as possible. So no more cheese nights!
My goal workouts are:
• 1 long run (12 miles)
• 1 speed work session (10x400 or tempo run, possibly both?)
• 2 short runs (1 3-miler and 1 5-miler)
• 1 race pace run (5 miles)
• 2 strength workouts
• foam rolling and yoga-ing consistently
Did you watch the Oscars? What are your workout goals for this week?