November 18, 2012

Workouts and a giveaway winner

After the Savannah marathon, I rested completely (no yoga, no anything else) until Saturday, so I'll pick up my training report from there.

Saturday: 3 easy miles, didn't time them
Sunday: Oak Mountain 13.1, 2:01
Monday: 45-minute spin class, one shake-out mile on the track
Tuesday: 9 miles, 1:10:47, tempo run, plus 1 cool-down mile
Wednesday: walk 2 miles, bike 20 minutes, row 20 minutes
Thursday: speed work -- 6 miles of alternating .25 miles at 9.3/9.4 mph with .25 miles at 6.5 mph, physical therapy/myofascial release for an hour
Friday: rest
Saturday: 20.36 miles in 2:51, 30 minutes of rolling and stretching
Sunday: one hour of easy, easy yoga

Also, I've been throwing in balance exercises on the balancing disc (like this one) that I found at the thrift store. While I'm cooking, I stand on one leg at a time until I feel like switching. I probably should time it, but for now, I'm just happy to be doing it at all. My goal is to strengthen my ankles for my increase in trail running. 

Also, I just found a trail that I can run to from my gym, so I can drop off the kids and run there and back. So that gives me another opportunity to strengthen my ankles during the week. 

Looking at this past week's training, the only thing I'd like to add for this upcoming week is one weight lifting class. Otherwise, my plan is to stick with the training schedule and possibly replace one of the cross-training days (biking or rowing) with a trail run day. 

Are you guys still awake? I barely am. 

Quick, look at this delicious food. 

It's pork with brie and pecan molasses. My brother cooked this up for us one night using this recipe. I feel super proud that I'm related to someone who made this because sometimes I make cereal for dinner. 

Now for the important part of this post: the winner of the Endorphin Warrior bracelet!

Congrats to Laura from Mommy Run Fast! Check out her blog for some deliciously healthy recipes. Laura, email me at yomommaruns (at) with your word choice and size.

Thanks to all of you who entered and shared this giveaway!