Getting prepared

I’m a little late with my post, so I’m changing it up a little and following rUnladylike’s lead.. She’s doing an accountability link up. Since I’ve been following a similar format for the last few weeks, I thought I’d give this a go.

Week in review:

Monday – 30 sec plank + Rest
Tuesday – 3 miles (easy) + barbell – This was one of the best runs ever! Weather was perfect, pace was perfect, conversation was great!

Wednesday – 10 burpees + Pace workout 0.5mi warmup; (4:00 @ 9:53/mi &  3:00 recovery jog) x4; 0.5mi cool down
Boys were home sick and Daisy was fighting a cold. No hulk rage, but also no exercise for me.

Preemptive OJ to protect myself from everyone else in the house. #stayawaygerms #washyourhands #hulksmashthegerms

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Thursday – 20 squats + 3 miles (easy) I went to master’s swim!! I got out of my head & jumped right in. It wasn’t intimidating at all. I had worked it up so much in my head. I’m a better swimmer than I thought was, but I still have a lot to work on. I used the pull buoy and worked my arms. It’s so awkward, but amazingly effective.

Friday – Swim! Treadmill run and stretch
Saturday – Hike! Amazing hike in the San Tan mountains. I caught up with a friend as we traversed the Little Leaf- Goldmine-Dynamite-SanTan trails. It was a challenging but not too challenging hike. The hours passed quickly as we chatted and enjoyed the scenery.

Sunday – Piles of Miles — aiming for 8-9 miles (@ 10:55/mi). Fastest. Long run. Ever.

I’m most excited that I conquered my mental hang ups and enjoyed Master’s Swim and I rocked the weekend with a long hike and long run. I wasn’t that tired on Saturday but pushed the pace hard on Sunday, so I was beat!

This week, I’m working on sticking to meal plans and properly fueling my family! Only 4 weeks left until Lost Dutchman! Since I’ve been running well, my speed goals have increased for this week. We’ll see if I can prepare to maintain the pace.

4 thoughts on “Getting prepared

  1. Congrats on a solid week of workouts. Great job on that Tuesday run and going to masters swim. I’ve admittedly always been intimidated of that myself and have opted to swim alone when I could probably use the help and support there. Oh, the challenges of being a runner who “swims.” 🙂 Thanks for joining the link up and keep rocking it! xoxo

    1. Thank you for making the link up possible, Jesica! I think that all Masters classes should be renamed as “adult swim club” and they will be better received.

  2. You had a great week of workouts! I’ve never swam laps before but I think it is a great form of cross training that I should eventually try out. Your hike sounds wonderful!
    I found you from Jesica’s link-up over at Runladylike!

    1. It’s going to be hard to keep up last weeks’ pace! I highly recommend adding swimming if you can. I feel like I’ve improved my running times since I started swimming regularly. And it’s an awesome no impact recovery exercise after a long run!

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