Monday, February 10, 2014

98 Days to my First Marathon: Week 2

Day 8: Sunday- I was supposed to run 5 miles today but I couldn't do it the morning since I was volunteering at church at 8 am.  I hoped to get it done in the afternoon but we decided to go hiking the trails up at Turkey Mountain instead.  It was definitely a workout but not the 5 miles I needed.  And we had tacos from Bueno for dinner.  I had a green smoothie for breakfast ad quinoa salad for lunch so I didn't feel too bad but definitely not the healthiest choice.

Day 9:  Monday- Had hip hop on the calendar for tonight and I went.  I haven't been in 3 weeks since the kids and I have been sick so it felt really good to go.  I burned 780 calories (including about 15 minutes on the elliptical before class)!!!

Day 10:  Tuesday - Sophia has strep, started running a fever last night...  I was just bragging about how all the kids are healthy now.  So no Barre for me today.  I did about 30 minutes of yoga on Hulu instead.

Day 11: Wednesday - I did my 8 mile long run this morning and it was SO COLD, 20 degrees!  My water bottle was frozen!  It felt good to get it done but I felt very tired and my average pace was 11 minute mile.  My goal is to finish at 10:40 so I really need to work on my speed. I think I may try eating something small in the morning before my long run.  I usually go on an empty stomach, but I was starving and tired.  The route I took is very hilly though so that was good for training.  My husband and I had date night tonight and I had pasta, a chocolate martini, and a couple bites of carrot cake.  Glad I burned that 900 calories this morning!

Day 12: Thursday - Supposed to be a rest day but I did about an hour of yoga/pilates on Hulu this afternoon.  I felt like to needed to stretch so that was good.  I had a green smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, some roasted veggies for dinner and some of the leftover carrot cake after.... glad that's gone because I can't help myself!!

Day 13: Friday - I had a 4-mile interval run on the calendar for today.  I took the kiddos to the gym after lunch so I could do it (uninterrupted) on the gym treadmill.  I warmed up for the first 2 minutes, stretched, then started the intervals at minute 5, here is what it looked like:
min 0-2: warm up 4.0
min 2-4: jog 5.0
min 4: run 6.0
min 5: run 8.5 (7ish min/mile)
min 6: walk 4.0
min 7:  5.0
min 8: 5.5
min 9: 6.0
min 10: run 8.5
Repeat until I hit 4.5 miles!
I am still red-faced and that was like 3 hours ago.   I read that high intensity interval training (HIIT) will burn extra calories even hours after the workout is over!!

Day 14: Saturday - Rest Day!

Day 15:  Sunday -  I am 2 weeks in and feeling great so far!   But I only got a 3 mile run in on the treadmill today, instead of my 6 miler.  I woke up to it snowing and below freezing this morning.  SO ready for Spring!

Here is my February Schedule.  The only change is I moved my long run from the 12th to the 15th for a race here in town.