Team for Kids, Training Logs

Running recap: Base building week 3 and an auction!

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Week 3 of base building is in the books!!! This brings us to the final week of March, how did this even happen? It was literally just February. Today, I’m linking up with HoHo Runs, MissSippiPiddlin, and Eat, Pray, Run DC!

Check out Marathons and Motivation’s blog too!

Quick recap:

  • On Friday, we found out that my husband got selected in the Peachtree Road Race lottery so we will be running the race together on the 4th of July!
  • Superhero muffins made. Yep, I baked on a Saturday night because I’m officially 80 years old.
  • I officially am addicted to This Is Us. I didn’t watch it while it was airing on TV but thanks to Hulu I’m almost through the season… #hydratingforthetears

Running, March 20-26

Monday, 3/20: Much needed rest day

Tuesday, 3/21: 3 HOT, HILLY miles @ 10:05 pace. This run marked the first 80+ degree run of 2017. Not going to lie, it was total misery and my shorts refused to stop riding up but I survived. And then chugged the biggest glass of Gatorade.

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Wednesday, 3/22: 4 comfortable miles @ 9:36 pace. Done on the treadmill because I just wanted to be in a temperature controlled room with my Spotify playlists after the heated mess that was Tuesday’s run.

Thursday, 3/23: Yoga! 1 hour of glorious stretching.

Friday, 3/24: 3 easy TGIF miles @ 10:00 pace. My legs totally did not want to run but it was another one of those “I got it done” days. Friday was the first day I took the bus to work, which meant more time on my feet before and after work…plus work was BONKERS and I was running around the clinic like a crazy person. Hence the totally did not want to run feeling.

Saturday, 3/25: 4.6 bRUNch miles!!! @ 10:00 pace. The route was much hillier than I expected but it was so. worth. it. As soon as we arrived, I found myself a bubble tea and chased that with a pimento cheese club (the best sourdough in the world + pimento cheese, bacon, fried green tomatoes, roasted poblano peppers, and spicy mayo).

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Sunday, 3/26: 3.7 easy miles @ 10:00 pace. Fueled by a Superhero muffin for breakfast and leftover brunch sandwich for lunch. #winning

Total mileage: 18.3 miles

Notes: I feel like I finally settled into my allergy control routine (knock on wood), which made running much easier. My legs felt pretty tired this week but the fact that I got through all of my runs mostly comfortable makes me feel like I’m making some good progress.

Yoga classes: 1

Goals for the week: Just run. I’m expecting this week to be slightly lower mileage because I’m traveling next weekend, so I’ll just call it a “cut back week”. Plus 1 yoga class!

And now for something entirely different…a charity auction! Why? As I’m sure you may have realized, I am fundraising for Team for Kids. So why not raffle off cool things and also raise money for a great cause?

I’m working on gathering items now and hopefully the auction will go live in the next few weeks. Items that I have so far include a gift card “package” (1 Starbucks giftcard – $15 and 1 ULTA giftcard – $25 for a total $40 retail value). More details to come!

So…get pumped!

In the meantime, if you’re interested in donating you can visit my Team For Kids fundraising page

♥ Nicole

Team for Kids, Training Logs

Running recap: Base building week 2 & donation prizes!

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Another week of base building in the books! I’m still in the endurance phase and so far (knock on wood) everything has been smooth sailing.

March 13-19 2017

  • 3/13- rest day, I was freaking exhausted after getting less than 5 hours of sleep thanks to Daylight Savings Time
  • 3/14- 4 miles, 9:35 pace. Still tired, but glad this run happened
  • 3/15- 3 mile tempo run, 8:57 pace. Best run I’ve had in a while. My legs felt fan-freaking-tastic.
  • 3/16- restorative yoga
  • 3/17- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace. Super tired TGIF run. Followed by an amaze balls burger and a gigantic Guinness.
  • 3/18- 4 hilly miles, 10:00 pace
  • 3/19- 3.7 miles, 9:52 pace…hilly again but the weather was perfect! Followed by squats and walking lunges

Total mileage: 18 miles

Notes: The theme of this week was definitely “exhaustion”. Starting a Monday with a sleep deficit is ROUGH. 

Yoga classes: 1

Goals for the week: stay the course. Last week I talked about keeping my mileage at 17-18 miles and had major success, so I’m hoping to get another strong week like this in the books before adding more mileage again. And uh, I’d like to be more rested this week so-sleep and yoga. 

And one more thing guys…fundraising prizes are here (and I’m 100% open to any suggestions!). My goal is to raise $1500 for Team For Kids by the end of April!

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💗 Nicole

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I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and Eat Pray Run DC

Training Logs

Running recap: March so far

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February 27-March 5 2017

  • 2/27- 2.5 miles easy, 10:00 min pace
  • 2/28 – rest day, sick
  • 3/1- 3.1 miles, 9:41 pace
  • 3/2- 3.2 miles (20 minute tempo with 10 minute super easy warm-up), 9:23 pace
  • 3/3- 2.5 miles super easy, 10:00 minute pace
  • 3/4- 2.3 mile easy social run, 10:52 pace
  • 3/5- rest day

Total mileage: 13.6 miles

Notes: most of this week I felt like total crud between a cold early in the week and super bad allergies/congestion the rest of the week 

Yoga classes: 0. I was scheduled to go on Thursday but ran instead because snotty downward facing dog did not sound appealing

March 6-12 2017 

  • March 6- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace
  • March 7- 4 miles (1 mile easy warm-up and 3 miles tempo), 9:20 pace
  • March 8- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace
  • March 9- restorative yoga
  • March 10- rest day!
  • March 11- 4.4 miles, 9:33 pace
  • March 12- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace

Total mileage: 17.4 miles

Notes: Overall, this week was so much better running-wise! I got to leave work early a couple of days, which definitely helped with motivation. And less congestion = better running. 

Yoga classes: 1

Goals for this week: really…just to keep my mileage where it was last week. Not going to lie, it had been MONTHS since I ran anything over 15 miles per week. So, I kind of just want to keep myself at 17-18 per week for another couple of weeks. That way I don’t end up with some kind of freak injury from getting excited and running too much too soon. And of course, yoga.

Happy Monday!

Do you have any mileage goals for the week?

♥ Nicole

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