Week of Workouts x2: 9.23 – 9.29 & 9.30 – 10.6

In light of my trying to play catch up, I am posting two weeks worth of workouts in one post.  I know, crazy shiznit here on The Baker Bee.
First week: 9.23 – 9.29

I only ran this week, because my first 5k of the season was on the 29th.  I know I’ve mentioned RunKeeper before, but I just want to add in here that one of the features that I love about it is that I can write myself a note at the end of a run about how that particular run went.  From here on out, I’ll be sharing those notes with you.  Word for word.  Totally honest.

Monday 9.24 – Running

1.91 miles in 16:03 for an average pace of 8:26 min/mile.  Notes: Intervals. Upped it to ten intervals. Felt good but last one was tough… Booked it on that one, though!

Wednesday 9.26 – Running

3.2 miles in 31:38 for an average pace of 9:53.  Notes: Ok. Not feeling great, so went slow.

Saturday 9.29 – Running

Run 2 Live 5k in Lakewood Ranch, FL.  3.12 miles in 27:36 for an average pace of 8:52.  This was amazing.  My time was not amazing and I felt like I was really heavy and slow.  The race was amazing because I placed 3rd in my age group!  One of my 5k goals is to place, and I did just that!  It was a small race and there were only 16 ladies in my age group, but hey… I’ll take it!!

Second week: 9.30 – 10.6

Wednesday 10.3 – Running

2.02 miles in 17:24 for an average pace of 8:37.  Notes: 10 intervals with James. Good. Dropped my phone on the last one, so time & distance is not correct, because I ran back to get it.

Thursday 10.4 – Random Stuff

I took Bug to Mote Marine and then he wouldn’t nap when we got home, so I did a half-assed work out in like 5 minutes in between laundry & dishes & not napping.  Here’s what I did:

2 super-fast rounds of:

  • 10 push ups
  • 25 crunches
  • 10 sit ups
  • 20 squats

Not exciting and not really effective, but better than nothing, right?

Saturday 10.5 – Running

1.77 miles in 14:32 for an average pace of 8:11.  Notes: Middle of day. 9 intervals with James. Right after lunch and hot and humid = really tough.

Looking back at our times, we rocked those intervals.  We walked from my In-law’s house to a friend’s house to walk their dog and then we ran intervals from that house to another friend’s house to walk their dog.  It was a dog walking kind of weekend.  And THEN, we walked the 2 miles back to my In-law’s house, stopping for ice cream halfway.  In the end, it was a great workout and we had a great time doing it.  We didn’t think that we’d be outside for close to 1 1/2 hours and didn’t think to wear sunscreen, so I now have an awesome sports bra tan line.

Hubby is running the bed races in a couple of weeks, so he’s really into using the intervals as training for that.  I realize now that I didn’t write about the bed races last year, but they are an event that starts off Sun Fiesta here in Venice.  Different area clubs, businesses and organizations race beds down Venice Avenue (our main street downtown).  Four runners push a bed on wheels a quarter mile down the road.  At the end, the bed rider jumps off and does an activity… hula hooping, paddle ball, the chicken dance, etc… and the jumps back on the bed, which is raced the quarter mile back to the start line.  Hubby & I have been involved as either runners or bed riders for going on 4 years with either Sertoma or Venice Area Young Professionals… and every year, our bed wins.  Just saying.  Last year, I run in Hubby’s place because he couldn’t be there.  I was the only female running on our team.  I wanted to die.  It’s an elimination style race, so you run two teams at a time until somebody wins.  The winning team usually ends up running three times.  That’s a mile and a half of sprinting.  Ouch.

That’s me on the left.  I apparently had that face on the whole time, because every picture looks just like that.  Nice, Casey.  Like our shirts?

Anyways, two weeks of workouts written out.  Almost done catching up!

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