This weekend I ran the Pittsburgh Virtual Marathon as part of a relay team. It was a fun way to do a virtual race and it got me motivated to run on Saturday when it was cold and windy! Other than that the week was full of ups and downs. Let’s take a look at the last week of workouts.
Weekly Run down: Pittsburgh Virtual Marathon Relay Week
Monday: 4.3 Stroller Miles + Mobility
Tuesday: 5.3 Miles + Core
Wednesday: 4 Miles + Light Strength Training
Thursday: Rest Day (Mobility + 10 Minutes Yoga)
Friday: 2 Treadmill Miles + Core
Saturday: 8 Miles (1.5 Mile W/U + 4.2 Mile Race + 2.3 Mile C/D)
Sunday: 3.6 Stroller Miles
On Monday I was off so we went for a stroller run in the morning. I couldn’t remember this run and had to look back on Instagram to jog my memory. It was SO windy! The temps were in the 40s but “felt like 35” and it sure did when running into the wind. Luckily it warmed up later in the day. I really do not like stroller runs in the wind, especially when it’s cold! (I bet Grayson agrees.)
On some of the days I worked I got out for my run early since we wouldn’t have time to go after Grayson got up. The weather was pretty good on Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh yea- on Wednesday it was really hot! Then by the end of the week it was cold again. Friday morning I woke up to the wind howling and since I was doing a really short run I just did it on the treadmill. Treadmill running keeps my runs shorter and easier than they usually would be outside.
For a few reasons I didn’t do my usual two heavy lifting sessions this week. I did do more frequent workouts that were more focused on the core without using heavy weights. I also worked on mobility, especially for my mid-back. I am already feeling the effects of sitting in my office chair at work all day again. At home I move around more, but when I’m at work I barely get up!
Pittsburgh Virtual Marathon Relay
I ran my leg of the Pittsburgh Virtual Marathon Relay as a part of the Brooks Running Run Happy Team on Saturday morning. My leg was 4.2 miles. Since I haven’t done speedwork in awhile, I was thinking I would aim for around 10k pace or run it as a tempo run.
It was 43 degrees and WINDY which made this run challenging. Not to mention, I haven’t done any faster running in 2 months. I managed to run it at a 7:25 pace which I was happy with. Since it’s not a typical race distance, I guess it’s an automatic PR!
Check out the reel our team made for the baton pass off!
I have no idea! I’d love to get a small race on the calendar, but I keep going back and forth about it. I haven’t found any that make sense at this point. And after reading Deborah’s post about the cicadas last week I think I am going to be hiding inside for four weeks.
Overall it was a better week. We spent just about the whole weekend outside, which was fun and tiring. This week I’m off on Friday, and am planning to do some extra stroller runs this week for the Happy Runner Family spring series. Let’s hope the weather cooperates!
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How were your workouts last week?
Did you have a roller coaster week of weather too?
Any virtual/in-person races happening lately?