T-9 Weeks: Levelling Up

My goal to run the same pace and increase distance was achieved – for the most part. My long run was slower than usual and my speed run was faster, but no harm was done. After the long run I’m working out that inner thigh/knee strain again, but this time I’m walking better so I’m not as worried. I’ve definitely “levelled up” – four hill repeats, four strides, and the longest run ever…and I feel GREAT!

Monday

Spa day! Ok, just wine day. But I got a rest in.

Tuesday

Awesome 7.5km around Parliament Hill and Gatineau with J! We did the bike path on the Gatineau side, then four repeats of the hill by the locks. *Phew* that was a goodie! Getting easier to talk and run at the same time.

Wednesday

Doc appointment – he’s happy with how things are going! I’m stiff from lack of yoga and too much beer…still working out the dairy and wheat too most likely. ACK who knows what it is, all I know is when I’m good it gets better and when I’m bad it gets worse. 🙂

Thursday

6.5km with four strides. I don’t have a garmin or a stopwatch, so I’m just guessing 3o seconds at a time at this point and I’m sure what I think is 30 seconds is probably only 15….Could feel my tailbone slipping behind on the strides, gotta focus on “keeping the water in the bowl” of my pelvis more. Loving this weather though!

Friday

Rest day.

Saturday

Solid 8km. Nothing memorable, no aches or pains to report…which is great! Took it easy, just over 6 mins/km, in prep for the big one tomorrow…

Sunday

Longest run so far! 21.64km tracked on runkeeper. I went out very slow…probably too slow in retrospect. Had a few nigglies in my knee around 8km. Fuelled twice around 9km and 15km. I do love running country roads I’ve never been down, but I think I’ll pre-drive my longer runs into new territory moving forward! I realized some parts can be quite lonely, although this time I was on paved streets the whole way and didn’t feel unsafe. Form was maintainable through the whole thing, yay! Legs definitely felt like lead afterwards, since I added 5km to my longest run so far. Ice bath hit the spot (ok, ok, I just had a cold water bath…).

Goal for next week: Increase speed on the long run and maintain intensity on the speedwork.

Advertisements

About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

Posted on April 15, 2013, in Running Journal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

My Running Blog

A rambling journey towards healthy, active living.

MidwifeThinking

Dr Rachel Reed

Fit MommaBoom

Mommahood Mindfulness

The Pregnant Athlete

Learning To Embrace My Changing Pregnant Body While Swimming, Biking, Running & Practicing Yoga

See Syl Run

"Success is never wondering what if" - Karrie Huffman

Reach Your Peak

Ignite Your Passion For Health & Fitness

The Matt Walsh Blog

Absolute Truths (and alpaca grooming tips)

The Failsafe Diet Explained

An introduction to the failsafe diet, with diet charts

Sans Deferens

it's vasectomy time. follow every little snippet as I gingerly hobble through the process.

Yoga Music

Kirtan, Mantra and Meditation

The Undaunted Kitchen

Let your foodie flag fly.

Chowderhead

Grab a Cup. Five Bucks at the Door.

grapefriend

grapefriend. wine. fun.

oenophilogical

one man's journey

Runner Unleashed

The Scoliosis runner, beating Fibromyalgia and brain disease one mile at a time.

Striding Towards Life

A journey means moving forward - we pick the direction.

workout to wineglass

music, travel, running, fitness, food, libations, fun!

super generic girl

the awesomely average life of a girl like all others

%d bloggers like this: