Week 2 of 14 is done. I am beginning to adjust to my new training style and the affects pregnancy has taken on my running. This is so different than any training I have done in the past. My pace is much slower and although I try to do some small speed sessions, my body just won't allow it. Sometimes I am almost embarrassed to admit how slow I've gotten to be, but then I remind myself that I am carrying precious cargo on every run. I must go slow to protect the little one.
Last week certainly wasn't anything to write home about. I ended up taking 2 rest days and did my 12 mile "long" run inside on the treadmill. I made sure to get 3 days of strength training/core work in so that is a plus!
Here's how last week wrapped up.
Monday: unplanned rest day
Tuesday: 6.5 mile run - treadmill in the AM, yoga & core at home PM
Wednesday: 8.5 mile run - outside AM, ended up being a great morning for an early run!!
Thursday: 5.5 mile run - treadmill AM, push ups, core at home PM
Friday: scheduled rest day
Saturday: 12.03 mile run - treadmill afternoon, my longest run on a treadmill to date. it wasn't easy that's for sure!
Sunday: 45 minutes stationary bike, strength training for biceps & shoulders AM
Total Mileage: 32.53 miles
Total Strength Training: 3
And to touch base on the Olympic Marathon trial results, I am so happy with how Desi finished! I was really hoping she'd pull out the win. The top 3 women I wanted to see make it, did. The men's race was amazing. Meb had such a huge lead. I couldn't believe the paces these men & women ran. So fast!