April 18, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: Apr 18th

We are both a little backed up with many things and last week we did not get any blogging done. Oops! So in an effort to catch back up, we are recapping our training for two weeks.  Many people may not care if we rested or ran, but we prefer blogs that include training to see if we can improve/alter our own plans when we see huge improvement from others.

What a contrast in weather from my trip to Boston to North Carolina over the last two weeks. Flying to Boston in early April can make for some interesting weather conditions but wearing a down coat the entire time was not what I expected.  Anyone else find snow totally annoying in April? Luckily, the weather in Wilmington has been nicer so shorts and tops have been my running attire lately.

No outside run due to this mess

My trip to London starts tomorrow at 2:30 pm when we fly across the pond and arrive early on Wednesday morning.  I've had a few freak out moments during this training cycle, but the last few runs have gone well and taking this race as it comes will make it a happy race day. My outfit is packed in a Ziplock bag and will be my main carry on! With a potentially chilly race day, a disposable coat seems like a perfect option.  Have you seen the Sheddable Shell at a race yet? These seem awesome for a cool start, and have tearaway sleeves that can make it into a vest.  Best of all they come in sizes so your throwaway is fitted for your size.

Race day outfit!  
With another girl from Wilmington going, we have met and actually spent time running together for a few miles which has been fun.  We have dinner plans for the our pre race meal on Saturday night and on race day for a celebratory dinner.  Hopefully will meet up on the bus next Sunday morning for our trip to Greenwich Park where the race starts.
12 miles with Robyn

Christine 
Currently training for: Chick-fil-a 10k
Training plan: 10k plan based on Higdon Novice 10k
Fitness goals/focus areas: Increasing my mileage without knee pain

Mon, Apr 4th: 30 min bike ride (it was way too nice to be inside to workout!); 1 hour yard work; stretching

Tues, Apr 5th: 20 min running at 4:1 run:walk intervals for total 1.93 miles; 15 min spin bike; PT exercises ; stretching

Wed, Apr 6th: 30 min elliptical; upper body weights; stretching

Thurs, Apr 7th: 24 min 4:1 run:walk for 2.45 miles; stretching

Fri, Apr 8th: 30 min spin bike; walked around Busch Gardens

Sat, Apr 9th: rest day

Sun, Apr 10th: rest day

Mon, Apr 11th: rest day

Tues, Apr 12th: rest day

Wed, Apr 13th: Walked Paddy 1 mile

Thurs, Apr 14th: Walked Paddy 1 mile

Fri, Apr 15th: Walked Paddy 1 mile

Sat, Apr 16th: 1 hour yard work

Sun, Apr 17th: Beach walk for 1 hour 

Pam
Currently training for:  London Marathon
Training plan: Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: Taper time so lots of resting, hydrating and eating well

Mon, Apr 4th:
Stationary bike 20 minutes, Elliptical 20 minutes, Rowing machine 750 meters

Tues, Apr 5th:  7 miles at 9:50 pace on treadmill due to snow in Boston

Wed, Apr 6th:  40 minutes stationary bike, 25 minutes strength training

Thurs, Apr 7th  Without Limits practice, total 5.5 miles

Fri, Apr 8th:  Rest day

Sat, Apr 9th:  Long run  18 miles at 10:15 pace

Sun, Apr 10th: 1 hour walk

Mon, Apr 11th: 30 minutes walking

Tues, Apr 12th:  5.6 miles at 9:30 pace

Wed, Apr 13th: Walked 40 minutes

Thurs, Apr 14th  6.2 mile run with pick ups. average pace 9:30

Fri, Apr 15th: Rest day

Sat, Apr 16th: 12 mile long run at 9:51 pace

Sun, Apr 17th: Walk for one hour

Thanks to Holly at hohoruns and Tricia at MissSippiPiddlin for hosting the Weekly Wrap.  Please check out their blogs too.



29 comments:

  1. So nice to see great recaps from both of you! Have a great time in London - racing and everything else!

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    1. Thanks Coco, it should be a really fun trip!

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  2. I'm so excited for you, Pam! You're going to rock the streets of London!

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    1. Thanks Kathry, not sure about rocking the streets but hopefully lots of smiling and having fun!

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  3. I hope you stay connected while in London, I'd love to follow along! I hope the weather is great for you on race day!
    Have a safe flight!

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    1. I won't have a phone on race day, but plan to post when I can.

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  4. Freak out moments? Haha, what's that? :p Pam, you are so ready for London. I'm looking forward to your race recap. Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Yea, I knew you would pick up on the freak out comment Wendy!

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  5. We have snow in April almost every year (usually not in a significant amount) and every year I'm very put off by it. Good luck in London, Pam!! I hope you have a great time.

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    1. Thanks Meagan. Hopefully good weather and fleet feet!

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  6. I hope you have a great trip to London and a fun race!

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    1. Thanks, it's going to be fun and hopefully a satisfying race day.

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  7. Pam the running is looking great! and i love the sheddable idea, I have never seen that. Very cute race outfit.
    Christine, all that biking is good for you! Have you tried any other interval ratio? I always use to 4x1 too :) but someone was trying to talk me into 3x1 being better lol

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    1. Thank you. The sheddable coat is new to me too and something I purchased after a running friend raved about it.

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  8. Can't wait to read RACE recaps from your two.

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    1. Thanks, it seems like a long time since we both raced.

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  9. Very excited for you ! The weather here is actually really nice this week, keeping my fingers crossed that it will be decent for you this weekend. Have a GREAT RACE ! Can't wait to hear / read all about it. I want pictures ! And I would love the know how you think it compares to US races.

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    1. I don't plan to take photos during the race, but a friend is and said I could use them on the blog. Of course I have been stalking the weather and hope for the best!

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  10. Pam- so excited to read about your London experience! Safe travels!!

    Christine- I'm glad to see that you're signed up for a race! If the chick-fil-a 10k has free nuggets at the finish line, I'm so there! ;)

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    1. Hah yes Jamie, I think Christine gets free chicken nuggets at the finish line!

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  11. Hey life takes first place to blogging, I have had many weeks where I have had to cut out the posts too!
    I know I am weird, I don't hate snow in April, I love spring snow because it's so pretty and it melts so quickly, LOL We get spring snow showers many years into June so maybe that's why I don't mind them:)
    I am so excited for you to go to London. Your going to have such an incredible and amazing experience and I can't wait to hear about it and see some of your pictures at the sights you visit while on your vacation! Good luck in the race, and safe travels!

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    1. Thanks so much Kristy. Spring snow is great if you don't have to run outside. I had planned a great run while visiting Mom and the treadmill was my only choice. It was just too cold and slippery.

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  12. Safe travels, Pam! Hope you have a great time in London!! Can't wait to hear about it! Great job this week and last, Christine! :)

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  13. Have fun in London, Pam! Looking forward to your recap and photos. Life's been crazy busy lately. Must be something in the air!

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  14. I really missed your post last week, but I completely understand not blogging because that's life and after all, Pam is getting ready to leave the country for a race and that's more complicated (logistically) than running a local one. Glad you met some others who are going and are getting everything squared away for your trip to London, I can't wait to read about it and see the recap when you return. It fits well with your new blog name and theme!

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  15. A race day "trick" I have discovered is the magic of arm sleeves. They look fun and fashionable (utmost important!), but they make a tank top "feel" much like a long-sleeved top without the cumbersome "stuff" in the under arms ;-) Usually, I'm fine with them on the entire race, but they slide off easily and can be tied around my waist if need be.

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  16. I think your right, I do look at what people are doing. I want to know how I can improve an while some don't think it's that important it does help many of us out there so keep up the posting of what your doing!
    Sheddable Shell? I'll have to check that one out! Hope you have an amazing time in London Pam. Thanks you two for your support!

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  17. It's always interesting to see how others train! Pam, I hope you have a wonderful trip and race! I know you will appreciate having someone there that you know too. The Sheddable is a great idea. I'm like Kim though -- arm sleeves are my thing. Christine, I hope you are doing well with your running and training for the 10k. How's the job search going? Thanks for linking with us ladies.

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