This was another good week of training for the Charles Street 12! I was happy to have a plan to follow, or else I think my training would have been all over the place It’s also helped me to keep up with the little things, like stretching and core work.
While for the most part the weather was better this week, Sunday’s run was still pretty humid. I did one treadmill run just out of convenience, one stroller run, and the other two were outside solo. Just over 21 miles for the week!
I needed a break after getting back from being away and trying to adjust to being back at work!
Tuesday: Strength Training
I started week 2 of my strength training plan and got this done early in the morning.
Wednesday: 3 miles
This was an optional run, but I felt like running after 3 days off. I did this on the treadmill so I could save time and keep the baby monitor with me.
Thursday: 5 mile tempo run
This run went really well! The weather cooperated and I felt ready to run. The workout was a 10 minute warm up, then 4 x 5 minutes at 7:50-8:10 pace, and a cool down.
Friday: Strength Training
I got in my second strength training session of the week along with a short walk outside.
Saturday: 3.25 miles (stroller run)
We headed out for a family run with the stroller. Rob did most of the pushing. I probably did the last mile or so. We haven’t run with it too much yet and I am still adjusting. There are so many turns around here and I find my arms get really tired from steering it. (There’s a lock on the front wheel so it doesn’t move, which makes turning really challenging).
Sunday: 10 mile long run
My first postpartum double digit run! The distance didn’t feel long at all. It was the humidity early on that got me. As the sun came up it became less humid, even though it was warmer out. I brought water with me and took 2 gels (miles 4 and 8). Typically I would probably only take 1 on a 10 miler but I feel like I really need to work to keep up my calories now that I’m running more and still breastfeeding.
Total: 21.25 miles
Training now just feels so different from before. I used to “front load” my workouts each week (usually getting in a quality workout on a Monday) and by Sunday I would have all my runs done and it would be a rest day. Now I need to prioritize my days off and it’s much easier to take a rest day or strength train on the days I go into the office.
I’m feeling pretty good about running 12 miles in about a month, but I have no idea if I will actually be able to “race” it. I think my race plan will be greatly impacted by the weather that day.
How were your workouts last week?
Do you have days you prefer to run or rest?