Shockingly, I took very few pictures this week… Focusing on putting the final touches on my presentation, it was workout, shower, work; workout, shower, work… 

Yoga and my Runner’s World Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training plan seem to be doing the trick and making me feel great – knock on wood… My workouts look very similar to last week, but with new distances and paces. It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s holding my attention.

On Monday afternoon I stopped by my neighbor’s house for a short visit and to see my favorite girl, Stella. Last Tuesday was her first birthday. I should have taken her on a birthday run, but didn’t… What kind of friend am I?

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  • Tuesday
  • Interval Run – 1.5-mile warm-up, 6 x 800 intervals all at 8:19 pace, 90 second easy recovery between each interval, 1.5-mile cool-down
  • Yoga For Flexibility
  • Teeter Hang Ups – 15 minutes

Even though the public schools were on spring break and I could have gotten on the track mid-day, I chose to save time and do my intervals on my treadmill (affiliate link). I had a minor accident and didn’t even realize it until I’d gotten blood all over the place. I’d knocked the skin off my pinky knuckle and apparently I kept hitting my hand on the treadmill before I even noticed what had happened. All is well now, and I’ve cleaned up the mess. 

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  • Wednesday
  • Lift – 1 hour
  • Bike – 15 miles – 56:33
  • Yoga for Energy

I got up early on Wednesday to lift weights before getting ready to teach my “Staying Fit Through the Ages” class. After class, I ran a few errands while in the area and then headed home to train my clients I had rescheduled for the afternoon. By late afternoon I found time to hop on my spin bike (affiliate link), and then wrap my workout up with some yoga.

  • Thursday
  • Tempo Run – 1-mile warm-up at 9:04, 3 tempo miles at 8:30, 8:32, 8:27, 2-mile cool-down at 9:52
  • Yoga For Flexibility
  • Teeter Hang Ups – 15 minutes

Once again it was only Mary and me meeting at the trail on Thursday morning, and once again, it worked out well because Mary paced me for my tempo run. Our times were about 15 seconds per mile faster than last week, yet about 10 seconds slower than my goal pace. I did the best that I could and feel great about my times. My goals are to run strong races in the spring, not PR, and these paces will get me the results I want.

Once home, I decompressed my spine on my Teeter Hang Ups (affiliate link) to this fabulous sunrise. Yes, the picture is upside down because I was upside down!

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Once my final client left at noon, I headed out to shop for Easter basket surprises for the Cruisers‘ annual Easter Bunny Hop on Saturday. 

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  • Saturday
  • Long Run – 10.1 miles at 9:57 average pace
  • Yoga For Flexibility
  • Teeter Hang Ups – 15 minutes

Saturday was a big day for the Cruisers, but first I met my MRTT friends for a quick five miles. Once back from that run, the Cruisers and I had our Bunny Hop celebration and then took off for our group run – another five miles for me. You can read all of the details on yesterday’s recap here.

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  • Sunday 
  • Yoga – 6 sun salutations
  • Teeter Hang Ups – 15 minutes

Today is Easter and our son Daniel is here for the day. It’s such a joy having him live close enough to stop by for easy visits. Tomorrow I’ll spend the day driving so I can visit my mom for the week.  I’m hoping next week’s recap will be filled with pictures from runs along the countryside and yoga outside on her deck next to spring flowers!

 

HAPPY EASTER!

 

Weekly Overview: 

  • Weight Training: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Run: Tuesday – 7 miles , Thursday – 6 miles, Saturday – 10.1 miles (Total: 23.1 miles)
  • Bike: Wednesday – 15 miles 
  • Yoga: Daily
  • Teeter Hangups: Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Average Steps Per Day: 14,759
  • Average Hours Sleep Per Night: 7:02

 

  • Questions:
  • If you celebrate Easter, what did you do today besides attend church? 
  • Are the trees and spring flowers blooming where you live?
  • Did you race this weekend? 

 

Have a great week!

 

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I’m linking up with Holly at HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap.  Be sure to check out not only the hosts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!

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Happy Running! ~ Deb