Sunday, November 27, 2016

Weekly Workouts 11/21-11/27

Monday: Because of our aborted long run on Sunday, we used Monday to run our usual 4 miles on the bridge. I felt much better and the run went well. I'm not sure why I felt so sluggish on Sunday, but luckily whatever it was passed.
Tuesday: I created an upper body circuit that absolutely killed us. It looks easy enough, but my arms (specifically my triceps) were still sore four days later!
My left arm literally buckled and I face-planted during my last round of shoulder-taps.
Wednesday: We didn't have work, so we made up the missed long run. 11 miles at a 10:26 pace. This is Elizabeth's longest run to date and it went really well! I felt strong; a little ready to be done toward the end, but we didn't need to walk or slow our pace.
I don't know why the quality of this photo is so awful. Maybe my camera lens was sweaty?
We walked once at 6.2 miles (I ate a Gu) and once at 7.5 (water/bathroom). Otherwise we just kept it moving!

Thursday: Thanksgiving! I rested and ate a whole bunch of food.
Three pies, cupcakes, carrot cake...In our house, we only eat dinner so we can have dessert.
Friday: 4 miles. In my parents' neighborhood there's one decent hill so I made sure to incorporate it into my run twice, in lieu of the bridge. Elizabeth sent me her splits and they were insane. She's getting fast! I think I may be slowing her down these days!
Saturday: Stretching, planks, rolling...just an easy recovery day.
Charlie got in on my workout, too.
I was also the guest Instagrammer on Skirt Sports on Saturday, so that was really fun! If you didn't get to see my posts, you can still go on their account and catch up.

Sunday: Unplanned rest day. I was supposed to run 9 miles but visiting friends, traveling home, doing laundry, and grocery shopping had to be prioritized.

Total mileage: 19

Considering the mid-week long run and the fact that this was a holiday week, I feel pretty good about my workouts!

Did you have a good week and a good holiday?

ABK

7 comments:

  1. You did get some good workouts in this holiday week and some awesome mileage on Wednesday! That looks like the perfect Thanksgiving plate. Now I want leftovers... but we didn't get any this year!

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  2. 11 miles the day before Thanksgiving is awesome! And, oh, I can see your tattoo in the first picture! I'd love to see it closer up!

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    1. I wrote a post about it when I first had it done!

      http://www.abkruns.com/2014/03/i-finally-did-it.html

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  3. Haha my dog always gets in on my workout too. She is very curious about what I am doing. I'm impressed with the solid workouts despite it being a holiday week! We had a good holiday with lots of food and family--I'm struggling to get back into the swing of things today (hence me catching up on reading blogs in the middle of the day...).

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  4. You had a great week! Nice long run. I am tattoo curious..what does it say?
    Your arm circuit looks tough, i am not sure if I could do it. You know you worked when you are still sore :)

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    1. It says "The race is long and in the end it's only with yourself." The quotation is from an essay by Mary Schmich and the entire thing is: "Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end it's only with yourself."

      I wrote a post about it when I had it done: http://www.abkruns.com/2014/03/i-finally-did-it.html

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  5. good job this week!! All that food looks delicious! I love the pictures of both of you! You both look strong!

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