Training Week Recap – 4/14 – 4/20 & Happy Easter!

Finally back with the weekly Training Recaps. I am so happy to be able to finally have enough of a break to be able to get back to more blogging. This week was the first full week after a long week of travel and hectic work which felt really good to get in more runs.

Last week we were in Dallas visiting family and I was able to for the first try out CryoTherapy. This was way better than sitting in an ice bath! It was extremely cold though and the 3 minutes seemed like forever. The boots were quite stylish though! :)

Early Morning Run – 4.58 very Easy Miles
Today’s run was the first back after a very rough week and 4 days off. My legs were really heavy but managed to finish. It was extremely HUMID this morning! Not looking forward to the summer weather coming up.


Evening Tempo Run – 6 miles @ 8:10 pace
Core Routine & Hip Strength Routine
I wasn’t able to get in my run in the morning so I waited to get it done till the evening. I had Church so I decided to just run from my house to church and then my Husband came and picked me up after. This was a great run! I felt really strong and even though there were some unexpected hills at the end I was really happy with the time I came out with. I love the route I took because it is extremely peaceful and quiet!
1 mile warm-up @ 8:53 pace
4 mile Tempo Splits – 7:57, 8:03, 7:45, 7:50
1 mile cool-down @ 8:31 pace

Rest Day!

Early Morning Run – 6 miles @ 8:43 pace
Ran part of this run with neighbors but ended up running the majority of it by myself.
Since I’ve been keeping flat recently I wanted to include some hills today. I incorporated 8 hills throughout with the last being the steepest and most difficult. All hills were approximately .15-.25 miles long.
Wore my Brooks Pure Caedence shoes today. This was the 3rd time this week I have worn them and I am really loving them. They are so lightweight and easy to run in.
Splits – 9:06, 9:25, 8:36, 8:40, 8:10, 8:20

Early Easter Morning Long Run – 10 miles @ 9:20 pace
Core Routine, Strength Routine, Hip Routine
This run was really brutal for me today. It was drizzly and windy which didn’t help. The legs were heavy as bricks and it was all I had to put one foot in front of the other. There were two hills since I had to run all 10 in my neighborhood due to it being dark most of the run.
Splits – 9:29, 9:45 (hill), 9:23, 9:27, 9:30, 9:30, 9:06, 9:31 (hill), 8:59, 8:37

The Easter Bunny really left a mess when he delivered the kids baskets.

I absolutely love our Church, it was so beautiful for the Easter Service. It took about 6 pictures to even get this one and could never get the kids to look at the same time.

Weekly Tally – 4 runs, 26.58 miles, 2 x Core, 1 x Strength Routine, 2x Hip Routine

I was so excited to watch most of the Boston Marathon today. I am always blown away by the elite athletes and their speed, drive and determination! I was so excited watching Shalane Flanagan that I went out and ran a quick 3 miles while I was all pumped up from watching everyone else run!

I also wore my very 1st Marathon Shirt to honor those from last year’s Marathon as well as everyone running today!

Today’s random image just because it was so cute to find them this way before I went to bed on Friday. G was no where near ready for bed so she went in to lay with C and she finally fell asleep.
How did your runs go today?
Did you watch the Boston Marathon?


  1. says

    Love reading training posts, so I’m happy they made a comeback:) Great week of training and getting the strength and core work done!

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