March 21, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: Mar 21st

It's been a busy week since yesterday was our big race in Wilmington, NC, the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon and Half Marathon.  My race plan included no taper since this was just a good paced training run. However, we did eliminate strength work for just this one week.  I spent the extra time doing alot of foam rolling and stretching.  The weather here was unseasonably hot early in the week, so being out on the water was also lots of fun. 
Not impressed with her new life preserver
Wearing tank tops and shorts seemed so odd after the winter, but it was nice to actually be hot while running. However, yesterday morning was a different story.  I froze while waiting for the beginning of the race wearing just a tank top and skirt with a disposable poncho on top.   A weekend cool front arrived Saturday night, just in time for race day and while it made it much nicer race conditions, I was not well prepared for the waiting ahead of time.  Unfortunately, later in the morning it also got rather wet for the marathon runners.  I was able to quickly change clothes in my car so I could cheer for all my friends, especially those who were running their first marathons and those trying for Boston Qualifying times.  A full race recap will be coming sometime later this week.  

In the meantime, here are our workouts for the week. We're linking up with Holly at HoHo Runs and Tricia at MissippiPiddlin for hosting the weekly wrap! 

Christine 
Currently training for:  Nada!
Training plan: N/A
Fitness goals/focus areas: Continuing to transition slowly back to running

Mon, Mar 14th: Rest day

Tues, Mar 15th: Physical Therapy (with .25 miles running!); 35 min bike ride

Wed, Mar 16th: 10 min 1:1 run:walk for 0.85 miles; 20 min spin bike; 20 min strength training circuit; stretching

Thurs, Mar 17th: 3.5 mile walk

Fri, Mar 18th: 12 min 1:1: run:walk for 1.04 miles; 23 min elliptical; PT exercises; stretching

Sat, Mar 19th: 14 min 1:1 run:walk for 1.2 miles; 15 min stationary bike; 15 min strength training circuit focusing on upper body and core; stretching

Sun, Mar 20th: Rest day with lots of stretching and foam rolling

Pam
Currently training for: London Marathon
Training plan: coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strength and increasing mileage

Mon, Mar 14th: 30 minute bike ride outside for total of 6.45 miles

Tues, Mar 15th: WOL training group 4.5 miles run

Wed, Mar 16th: 30 minute bike ride for total of 6.4 miles

Thurs, Mar 17th: WOL training group 4.2 miles run 

Fri, Mar 18th: Rest day

Sat, Mar 19th: 3 mile shake out run 9:20 pace

Sun, Mar 20th:  Quintiles Half Marathon  13.21 miles 2:05.34, 9:30 pace


Great race shirts and medals
Thanks to Tricia and Holly at Mississippiddlin and Hohoruns for the linkup. Check out the other blogs as well.


Did you race over the weekend?
(Pam)



29 comments:

  1. The weather this past week has been quite the roller coaster. Kudos to all those who raced yesterday, including you Pam. The weather conditions were anything but ideal for a race, and congrats to all those who PRed and qualified for Boston. It definitely was tough out there!

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    1. You know, I think the poor racing weather makes you feel a little more proud of your accomplishment. It was a rough day but I was so proud of so many runners, especially the first time marathoners.

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  2. The weather in VA Beach was awful this past weekend, but, what can you do? As you ladies know, I had a great race. Can't wait to read your race recap Pam and so glad Christine is back into running!!

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    1. I heard Courtney, but so excited you had such a great race. I think you concentrate more when the conditions are not perfect.

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  3. Great week ladies! And congrats on your race Pam! It got really cold here Saturday night as well! Luckily my 10K race was on Saturday!

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    1. Thanks Mindy. I really enjoyed running with Christie and so happy it went so well for her. She had a huge PR in her marathon.

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  4. Sounds like it was a good week for both of you :) Though the cold front over the weekend was unfortunate. I'm glad at least the rain held off for the half marathoners.

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    1. Thanks, me too. It started to pour about 30 minutes after I finished and was nice and cosy in the food tent. I felt bad for everyone out there.

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  5. Christine, I admire your patience :) I could use a bit of that I try to transition back to running. Stretching and strength have made a good difference for me, I hope you find these things are a big benefit to you as well.
    Pam, well done on the half!!A big congrats :)

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    1. thanks so much. We are both excited about spring and summer running.

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  6. Lucky you to get in some boating time. I hope at least your half marathon was dry. Congrats on your AG award.

    Our weather is up and down. Hope spring arrives soon.

    GL preparing for London...so exciting!!!

    And Christine, you'll be joining your mom soon. I know it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Darlene. In springtime we can have warm one day and frost warnings the next....like tonight!

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  7. I feel like the worst part of any race is the waiting around in the corrals while it's still chilly. I've been known to over dress for a race just because I didn't want to be cold at the start. Lacey ran Rock n Roll Dallas over the weekend and the weather was a bit chilly there as well.

    We had life vests like that for our labradors too. They don't wear them anymore though because they only swim in our pool now. We would put it on the older dog just as a precaution cause she didn't get around the pool as swiftly as the other dogs and sometimes all the splashing and wave making was a little much for her. Gosh I miss that dog!

    I'm excited for you to run in London!

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    1. Thanks Meranda. Hopefully Lacey enjoyed her race in Dallas. I'll look forward to reading her recap. I did not realize there was a RnR race in Dallas!

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  8. Aw, the little life preserver is so cute! I'm sure you heard the story of that dog that fell off a boat, and his owner thought he drowned. But he showed up alive on an island the military uses for training and was reunited with his owner. Great story! It was really cold here yesterday too. I do think the cold helps me run faster, but I do freeze at the starting line sometimes! Congrats on your half!

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    1. Thanks. I love cold weather for races, but sometimes the waiting beforehand is a little tough. I just wasn't well prepared, I think because it was a local race.

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  9. Love the shirt colors and design for your half! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks deb. I was really excited when I saw the shirt since blue is my favorite color.

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  10. Despite all the waiting around. Great job on the pace Pam! Awesome finish time!
    Cute vest for the dog. My neighbor used to take his lab out on the jet ski and when he got older he decided it would be better to get him in a life jacket just incase he ever fell out and got to tired to swim back:)

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    1. That is a funny story about the neighbor's dog. Lulu has never been swimming and hates baths, so we thought it was necessary if she goes out on the boat.

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  11. How cute is your dog in his vest?? Oh gosh I think the weather was crazy everywhere! While it was far from hot here, winter returned with a vengeance. It can leave any time now. Ha!

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    1. My mother feels the same way Marcia. They had 4-5 inches of snow in MA!

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  12. No race this past weekend... tapering for my race in 2 weeks.
    I hate running in the cold and rain, I feel for you !

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    1. I love the cold but rain, not so much. I know you are tapering and can't wait to follow along in a few weeks when you run your marathon!

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  13. Nice job on the half "training run". Been there done that! We've been on the weather roller coaster here as well...

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  14. Sounds like a great week! Our weather is bouncing from cold to warm - I'm ready for warm but not hot.

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  15. Christine, it's great to see your running numbers accumulating! It's going to feel very different NOT going to PT, I bet. Pam, congrats on a great half marathon. At least it wasn't hot and humid for the race. I think that's a wonderfully paced training run! I can't wait to hear the details. Thanks for linking with us ladies.

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  16. Props to those who ran this race and Shamrock, as conditions were pretty rough on Sunday. It rained here in Charleston at the last part of my run but I actually had a pretty good run! I did race this weekend, a small 5K, and I had a time that wasn't too far from my PR, so I was satisfied.

    Glad that Christine is able to run more and decrease the intervals and being out of PT, and congrats to Pam for running the half and hanging around in that madness to cheer for the others :).

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  17. Mother Nature can not make up it's mind here either. It was near freezing temps Sunday and last night, but beautiful earlier in the week. Sound like you had a great race Pam and the cooler temps I bet did you good to race in. So glad to see Christine easing back into running as well. Appreciate you two ladies!

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