The weeks just keep flying by and the miles just keep piling on. I had another great week of training and part of that was the motivation and inspiration I felt coming from Bird Camp (Oiselle’s Team Camp) this past week. I was really pumped up even as I struggled with getting my body back on East Coast time. Here’s my rundown for this week’s training recap:
Monday: 7 mile hike/jog/walk up and down yet another mountain. This wasn’t a lazy day hike – it was legit and super beautiful. My legs were like “what is wrong with you, girl?” Plus a 2.5 mile shakeout run that evening.
Tuesday: 5 hour flight back to DC. Sad to be leaving the PNW but happy to be going home.
Wednesday: Thank goodness my group had an easy track workout lined up because I was just SO out of it due to the travel and all the running up and down mountains! We ran a .5mi warm up, 3x400s, 2x200s and a .5mi cool down and then did a 30 minute form and warmup clinic. That was really awesome and a great way to easy back into track.
Thursday: Rest day
Friday: 3 miles plus lots of work with my PT on form and such.
Saturday: 18 miles! Longest run since last fall and it was a good one. Mile 17 was my fastest mile and I felt strong throughout. I had a great crew of gals that helped to make it fun and while it was tough, it was one of my best long runs so far during this training cycle.
Sunday: Finally back to Pure Barre. After all my travel, I was really happy to be back at the barre…but ouch did it kick my butt!
A total of 33 miles and one Pure Barre class. It was a good week! I’m starting to really feel confident about my fall races and that run on Saturday really helped in that area. It helps that most of my Saturday crew will be running Marine Corps as well so it will be nice to have a bunch of friendly faces on the course.
Does your training suffer when you travel?