Monday, April 23, 2012

Run Van Training Recap - Week 13

Less than 2 weeks until Vancouver Marathon!!! Wheee!  I am so excited!

I felt like a real slacker this past week.  Monday was a rest day and then Tuesday, I went on such a speedy little tempo run (for me).  Actually it was like a tempo run at race pace which may have been a bit too fast in hindsight because stairs hated my knees for the rest of the week and I ended up skipping my runs to rest and ice.  Of course - no pain at all when I ran my either the rest was good or the knee was just being finicky and would have been fine to run anyway...

I did keep up with my Kick Ass April, though and both me and my co-worker started to comment on how much stronger we are now for just doing a 5 min workout every morning.  A 15 second wall sit used to kill us, but now we are holding almost a minute and a half with ease (kinda)

I also started a Canada Food Guide Challenge with my coworker that has us eating to the Canada Food Guide to see if it will help with our energy and weight loss efforts.

Friday night, the Color Me Rad 5k giveaway ended and I was lucky enough to have 3 of the winners be local ladies!  That meant loads of photo ops before my weekend races (here and here)

and then there was the crazy weekend of races.  On Saturday, I ran the MEC Bow River Run 10k with my buddy Heather and then on Sunday, I hooked up with my k100 relay team to do the Spring Trio 15K and ran that with Sue.

This was my week:

Monday: KAA
Tuesday: 6k tempo, KAA
Wednesday: KAA
Thursday: KAA
Friday: KAA
Saturday: Bow River Run 10K
Sunday: Spring Trio 15k

Now, I am quite exhausted.   I could sleep for a week. But a new week means starting all over again.   And it means setting some new goals for the Ready for Summer Challenge.   Last week I didn't really do so hot at all. Well, I actually did half...but my workouts were not where they should be.
  • Get in at least 2 bike workouts in addition to my runs - NOPE
  • Eat more vegetables - YES
  • Do yoga 3 times - NOPE
  • Run 2 races - YES

This week's goals for the challenge?
  • Stick to the Canada Food guide
  • min 2 runs + long run (I'll be running on Tuesday with one of the ladies from my K100 team)
  • min 2 bike sessions
  • yoga at least once
  • Really push myself on all workouts - time to exit the comfort zone
  • STOP EATING AFTER 7PM (this one will probably be the most challenging)
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  1. You rocked it with 2 races in 1 weekend! Way to go! :)


  2. Wow. Two races in one weekend? You ran 25K? Dang. You are my new hero! Good luck this week!

  3. I'm so impressed and inspired by your two races!! I'm panicked about my first, and it's only a 10 k, and it's in NOVEMBER! lol
    Awesome work - good luck with week 5!

  4. Love that you're challenging yourself to follow the Canada Food Guide! & congrats on the 2 runs in 1 weekend! Have a great week 5! :D

  5. Wahey, I'll be running 42K's in Vancouver with you on May 6th! May I know what your DM name is? Would love to add you :)

  6. Yay!

    This is me: see you over there :)


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