Hi all!! I posted here about my next race plans, the Hotlanta Half! I’m using this race primarily as a base-building race. This means that I’ll be a little less structured with my training, as long as I get up to around 25 miles per week and really work on building strength. As a reminder, I am also on a mission to raise $10,000 for Fred’s Team to run the NYC Marathon. Here’s how this past week looked:
This was really a bit of a recovery week on the running front after last weekend’s half marathon.
Monday: Complete rest.
Tuesday: 2 mile easy run @ 10:38 pace
Wednesday: 55 minute barre class. I took Angie with me as she was in town!
Thursday: Complete Rest
Friday: 3 mile easy run @ 10:29 pace
Saturday: 60 minute Orange Theory Fitness class
Sunday: Complete rest & yardwork
As you can see – I kept the running to a minimum this week but still managed to get in a total of 4 workouts. The Orange Theory class was my first time trying it, and I both hated it and loved it! I hated it in the middle of the workout because it was HARD and my upper body definitely needs some work. However, I really LOVED it overall because it was so hard, if that makes sense. I felt super accomplished afterwards and I knew I had to start incorporating this into my training. I will try to go once every 1-2 weeks until marathon training starts – but I’m not sure how often I’ll go once I really get into the grind of training. They are opening a studio very close to my house next month, so I think it will be a fun way to mix up training. As part of the class, we did rowing, strength work, and treadmill running. I am proud to say that I was on the treadmill at the end of class (so, very tired at this point!) and hit an all out pace of 8 mph (7:30 pace) and held it for a minute. I also held a plank for 2 minutes at the very end of class!! I’m excited to see my baseline improve in that class.
Next week will start to look a little more “normal”. I’m going to aim for 4 days of running and 2 days of other workouts – barre, orangetheory, strength, cross training, etc.Hotlanta Half Marathon Training Week 1 #hotlantahalf #runchat Click To Tweet
One other exciting thing this weekend – Brian and I got some supplies to build some planter boxes and make a vegetable garden! Neither of us has done this before, so it will be a bit of adventure. We will be building the boxes and filling them with the soil today. More to come!
Besides launching the sale of tanks for a cure, I actually didn’t do anything with fundraising this week, but still collected $200 in donations (three donations total). These were people who previously committed to donating who made their donation on their own this week. I decided to take this week off of fundraising after the hard push the week of Savannah. I also have a big pushed planned on my birthday, this coming Wednesday. I will be posting and announcing what I’m doing here and on my Facebook page, so be sure you check back!
To date, I’ve raised $5,319.80!! You can click here to see my personal page and make a donation.
How was your training this week? Don’t forget to link up below, and wish Jessie over at the Right Fits a very good race tomorrow in Boston!!!