Monday, September 10, 2012

Life after Disneyland

So this past week I had some pretty awesome workouts until I was taken down by this head/chest cold!

Tuesday:  After arriving home from California at 7 a.m I was lucky enough to be able to take a nap while my boys were at school.  I had a 7 mile tempo run on the plan so I set out and felt great!  I was able to do 7.5 miles in 50 minutes!  I was very pleased with this run and this got me excited for my 26.2 in November. 

Wednesday:  Speedwork......Well,  I think my legs needed a day in between that tempo and this speed work but I have Jury Duty tomorrow and work at night so I had to squeeze it in.  It was not as "pretty" as I had hoped!  I did 2 mile warm up in 15 mins then 2 x 1200 meter repeats with 400 meter RI in between...then it called for 4 x 800 meter but I felt my form starting to suck so I modified and did 2 x 800's then finished with 2 miles @ 7:24 pace.  Angel was swimming in the pool so I decided to go join her for a quick cool down and swam for 25 minutes.

Friday: 6.5 miles/46 mins...I felt heavy on this run and because of the humidity and my chest cold I did this on the treadmill.  I got the miles in but this was not anything special.  I followed up the run with my kettle bell PT exercises. 

Sunday:  Thank You God for the AMAZING weather!!! 72* and no humidity!!!  LSD run today...I ran all through and around Middletown and ended up with 21 miles in 2:50.  Angel and Vicki were out at the park with their little people so they kept tabs on me and made sure I was hydrated!  I did the first 16 miles in 1:58 minutes then my legs started to rebel and get tired so I ran/walked the last 5 miles.....Angel brought me out another bottle of cold water and reassured me I had it in me to knock out the last 2.5 miles!   I learned when I run by myself I stink at pacing!  This is definitely something I need to work on.  While I was out running Angel's hubby baked a fresh made from scratch apple pie:
Best post run treat!
I was so excited and this totally got me in the Fall mood!   I am so lucky to have such talented friends!

After my run I made sure to foam roll and put on my PRO Compression to make sure my legs felt the love and recover quickly!!!  If you are shopping for compression socks I highly recommend the PRO compression brand!  I love them and they have some pretty fun colors too!  They also do a "Sock of the Month" sale and you can get a really great price.  If you got to their website and enter the code SOM912 you can save 40% off all Marathon Compression socks!  So go check it out!

What is your favorite Fall treat?

Do you were compression?  If yes, what brand do you like best?

Happy Running!

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