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Training Recap Week #7 - 61 Days Till Blue Ridge

Monday, February 24, 2014
What a week. The cold weather gave over to rain and unseasonably warm temps. It was a nice break from the freezing cold and snow/ice. That will not be the case for this week. I hear the polar vortex is coming back just as I am planning to really kick training into high gear. UGH. 
So let's get too it - Week #7

Monday: 1.5 miles with the 5k group

Tuesday 2.5 miles and cross training

Wednesday: GGX Cycle Class taught by my friend, Cindy. I got my but kicked in that class but I can't wait to do it again. No seriously, I can not remember the last time I sweat that much. 

Registration opened today for the Marine Corps 17.75k and the Marine Corps Historic Half. I managed to get into both but must admit that I am less thrilled about the 17.75 after learning that none of my running buds got in. I am taking it as a sign, that I WILL be training for the MCM now. God help me!

Thursday: Cross training in the morning, 3.25 miles in the afternoon - should have been more but you can read my post about it here. Rounded out the day with a great yoga class. Cindy threw in some extra vinyasas and I took full advantage of the chaturanga push-ups.  (My arms were still sore on Sunday. It was great.

Friday: Rest day and a well needed date night with the better half. 

Saturday: The Annapolis Striders Awards Banquet. Great times with great people. Limited my alcohol intake and watched what I ate due to the race the next morning.
Photo courtesy Michelle Klein
Sunday: RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler - aka The Columbia Death March - now being called the Hungover Hill Challenge by those that had a little too much to drink at the banquet the night before. I did not feel like 'racing' this race and really just wanted to use it as a timed training run. That is exactly what I did. I actually learned a lot in this race. There will be a good deal of ankle stability work in my future. My ankles were very tired post race, telling me that they would be even more tired during/after Blue Ridge.

Despite the tired ankles, it was a good run. I finished in 1:51:47. I was shooting for under 2 hours. Aside from tired ankles, I felt great the entire run and can attribute that to my ENERGYbits. 
courtesy of Michelle Klein
Totall Miles: 17.25 miles for the week and 107.48 miles for the year.

This week I have a five day cleaning eating challenge to look forward to. I'll provide a full report on the challenge within my Week #8 recap. 
2 comments on "Training Recap Week #7 - 61 Days Till Blue Ridge"
  1. Clean eating looks like fun!!!! CONGRATS on your 10 miler! WAY TO GO GIRL!

    1. Awww Thank you! I'm looking forward to my next 10 this weekend. Of course, I'm also looking forward to my foam roller too.