Sunday, 19 March 2017

Project PB: Week 11!

Happy Sunday, happy RUNday and happy FUNday!

March Break is coming to a conclusion ALREADY and I feel like I literally just blinked and it was gone. :( I spent a whole chunk of it doing my report cards and I'm very pleased to announce that as of Thursday I am DONE! :D

Don't worry, I did get some training, eating and Netflix-ing in too. ;)

Monday: If you recall, on Sunday I wasn't feeling the best. I had a bit of irritation in my chest so I was worried my bronchitis was coming back. I decided to take it easy and put my long run off until Monday if I felt okay. So Monday meant that I had early morning Physio, lunch time leg work at massage and late afternoon long Lots of running around that day!

I ran on my own for a bit and decided I'd try to aim to be at the Coke Plant for 6:30 when the BLT runners meet. I ran 40 minutes with them and then 1.2 miles to Matt's office to get a ride home, lol. 16 miles for the day!

Tuesday: Since I ran long the day before, I decided to switch my Wednesday run with my Tuesday run. Therefore, on Tuesday I ran an easy 5 miles. The OCD runner in me really did not like all this switching business and it was only Tuesday! 

5 miles at 8:31 pace
It was so snowy on my run!!! 

The BLT runners were hosting a guest speaker (Jeff Zahavich) to talk to the running group about Heart Rate training. It was quite snowy out so I watched from home instead of driving to Nova Physiotherapy on the slippery roads. It was very interesting! 

Wednesday: On Wednesday I headed out for my Medium long run for the week which was 11 miles. It started to snow AGAIN when I was out there which made for some very tricky footing near the end. I managed 11.1 miles at 8:20 pace.

Thursday: Rest day from all the snowy running!!!! I did go to lunch with my friend Erin though. :) Cora's for the win!

Friday: Okay, my Friday run sucked. It was intended to be a tempo run with some VO2 max thrown in. It did not go that way. I was feeling congested and I knew during the warm up that my body would not want to hit those faster paces. I stopped my watch and walked a few times and really hoped someone I knew would drive by to take me home. :( By the time I was done attempting, I had logged 10 miles and walked the final mile home with the biggest pity party you have ever seen, lol.

I enjoyed a hot chocolate with Lucky Charms marshmallows when I got home...mmm.

And of course Lola was down for some snuggles.

Saturday: Since I basically planned two long runs this week, I decided that I would take Saturday as a rest day. It was glorious and not a lot of productivity happened. :)

Look at this sweet little goody bag Marg delivered!!!

Sunday: Sunday was Moose Run day! I honestly debated all week whether or not to take part this year because I wasn't feeling awesome. But on Saturday evening Marg and I chatted and she assured me that she would run at a nice easy pace with me if we went. I'll have a full recap tomorrow, but the short story basically tells of how we did 7k before the race started to give us 32km (20 miles) for the day. Marg, Stacey and I paced together and I have to say the run was tough but I had a lot of fun!
Thanks Sherry for the photo! Apparently I am Social Media-ing the crap out of
Weekly mileage (I have 2 long runs in this week remember!!!!): 61.9 miles (99.6km), whaaaaat?! I sort of wish I'd known so that I'd run a extra 400m to get that 100....the day isn't over

Thank you so much for stopping by my little space in the blogosphere! Have a wonderful day!
Do you use heart rate training?
Have you had a run recently that really sucked?
Did you run the Moose Run?!??!
Boston is in 28 days and 17 hours!!!! 

Happy Running,
Heather :)

1 comment:

  1. The mental toughness that you are gaining from this boston training is going to make you wonder woman the day of the race. You've got this girlie!