I had a 12 mile run on my training plan yesterday and was absolutely terrified of running it. I had planned to wake up really early Wednesday morning to run but somehow slept through all THREE of my alarms (guess I was tired…) and woke up at 6:45, too late to run 12 miles and get to work by 10. I switched it to after class and slept for another hour.

I had class until 3:50, rushed home and got ready to run. I wanted to run 2-3 miles before meeting up with the running club group run at 4:30. I met up with them about 2 miles into it and they were speedy. I was going at a 7:50-8:20/mile pace for about 2 miles. That’s pushing it for a 5k, I can’t even dream about hitting those times for a long run. Needless to say I did not complete the full 5 miles with them and broke off about 2 miles in. I did a couple of loops in this really nice neighborhood with some pretty views and then ran along the waterfront, where I knew I’d have access to water.

I finished the 12.8 miles in about 2 hours 20 minutes. I know I could have done better, but I walked about every mile for 10-20 seconds. I know I’ll do better race day, when the adrenaline is flowing and I’m pushing myself at a pace that I KNOW I can handle. I ran the Newburyport 10 mile at a 9:02/mile (according to the Garmin, my official time doesn’t reflect that pace but my Garmin said I did 10.16 in 1:32 so I’m going with that ;)).

I was also kind of annoyed that the group run was so speedy. They overemphasized that they wanted to include everyone… then ran the group “easy” run at a 7:50-8:20 pace. I guess the overall pace for that run was 8:39, which isn’t too bad. I’m going to go on the run tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes!


Too many brownies

Another crazy weekend!

I spent the majority of the day baking for my bake sale on Saturday. I took a break to go to class and go on a bike ride, but baked from 8-11 and 7-2am! Craziness. I was really worried I wouldn’t have enough but clearly overestimated the amount of people that would be interested in buying my baked goods. Hmph.

I had:
– Chocolate chip cookies
– Healthy zucchini muffins
– Pumpkin muffins
– tons of brownies
– Peanut butter cookies
– Peanut butter and chocolate pretzel sandwiches

Too many desserts? Just ask my roommates who were begging me to take the treats away… after I had brought way more than half over to a house full of boys.

After the bake sale I attempted a run. I’ve been having pain in my quads during the past week which was probably the result of a Zumba class I took plus lifting and not stretching as much as I should be… I managed 2 miles at a run/walk, which was unbearable partly due to the heat and humidity.

BBQ was on the agenda for Saturday night. I brought my own veggie burger and piled on avocado, tomato, and cheese. Delicious. Even a certain meat-lover was pretty jealous of my creation 😉

I tried to make it out, but was exhausted from staying up late and getting up early so I headed home around 10. Ha.

I slept in until almost 10am! Unheard of. I even went to bed at 11:30.

We got some bagels in the morning at our favorite bagel shop. I sprung for the Long Trail since it was basically lunchtime. The Long Trail is a bagel with turkey, sundried tomato spread, garlic & herb cream cheese, lettuce, and tomato. The first few bites were good, but the sundried tomato spread was not my cup of tea. I’m sticking with my bagels & cream cheese from now on.

I had an appointment at 1pm, but the person I was meeting didn’t show so I spent the afternoon working on my survey for my thesis. I managed to finish it and we just have a couple of things to work out before it can be submitted for approval.

I attended my first spin class at UVM on Sunday night. It was pretty good, I was pleasantly surprised. I also enjoyed that the bikes had computers so you could see how many rpms, miles, and calories burned. I also sweat so much, it was pretty gross (and awesome). I also completed my second workout of NROLFW 1A.

Today was pretty lazy. Woke up super late (again!) and ate breakfast at home since I wanted to go to a fitness class at 12:15. They had spinning AND yoga 12:15-1 both with super awesome instructors so I couldn’t choose! For the sake of my quads, I chose yoga. I was glad but my balance was so off! I really need to order new contacts. My glasses kept falling off during class and it really put a damper on my zen 😉

The rest of the day I just chilled and did homework. I finally did a load of laundry tonight, so now I have nice smelling clothes 🙂

I also want to do a quick weekly wrap-up of my workouts. As I’m getting closer to the half marathon, I really want (need!) to be sticking with my workouts. So let’s see…

Sunday: Rest (day after triathlon)
Monday: 16 mile bike ride + Zumba
Tuesday: 6×400 at 5k pace (3 miles) + Workout 1 NROLFW Stage 1A
Wednesday: 10 mile run + short bike ride
Thursday: Kundalini Yoga (1 hour) + Workout 1 NROLFW 1B
Friday: 16 mile bike ride
Saturday: 2 mile run

Not bad, not great. I need to step up my mileage and get in quality runs, not junk runs like Saturday’s. I also cut my speed workout short. I was supposed to do an 8×400, but I did it after work and was starving while I was doing it.

Here’s what’s up for this week:

Sunday: 50 minute spin class and Workout 2 NROLFW Stage 1A (done!)
Monday: 45 minute power yoga (done!)
Tuesday: 3 mile run + Workout 2 NROLFW Stage 1B
Wednesday: 8 mile run
Thursday: 4 mile run + yoga
Friday: yoga
Saturday: 5 mile race!