Monday, July 23, 2012

Week In Review

Monday 7/16 - Hot, hot, HOT track workout.  5 miles.

Tuesday 7/17 - 3 miles easy on the treadmill
                        3 X 10 snatches at 40 pounds.  I think I should have gone a little heavier on the weight.

Wednesday 7/18 - Dog and Meredith meltdown!  No workouts done today.

Thursday 7/19 - 6 mile tempo run
                          2 mile warmup, 3 miles short tempo (goal pace 7:04, actual pace 6:59!!!), 1 mile cool down.  I freakin' ate this tempo run for dinner!!!

Friday 7/20 - Rest day.  Dave came home from his work trip today and I also got my parents dog for the next week.  It was chaos, chaos, chaos in our household this day.

Saturday 7/21 - 18 mile long run (goal pace 8:19, actual pace 8:20).  This was a pretty good run.  I started a little later in the morning than I wanted and although it wasn't hot, it sure felt hot.  I was melting.  Regardless, it took me about 11-1/2 miles before I could get under a 8:30 average pace and knew I was going to have to work to get to an 8:19.  And I did, which means my fitness and speed are on like Donkey Kong!

Total Weekly Miles - 32

With less than nine weeks to go until the marathon, I don't know if I'm burnt out or just have too much going on (you have no idea) but I don't have a whole lot of interest in running right now.  There's a big part of me that does not want to do the marathon but I've already paid for it so I'll keep training.  Next week I leave for London for 9 days (OMG!  I'm going to the Olympics!!!), and I may not run at all for that time.  I'll be walking a lot, though.  Is this a mistake to not run while I'm there?  I had to take that week or two off for my broken toe and found it a little difficult to get back to training.  Should I take some running attire?  What would you do?

Today....more sprinting.


Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I think you should take your running stuff. It's such a great way to get to know a city by running in it. You will kick yourself if you don't. Plus, it's way cooler there! It will be nice to get in some cooler runs.

ADC said...

Bring running stuff. I can show you some cool routes.

Betsy said...

I agree...bring stuff to run in London. I found out last week that we have a friend who found bieks for us to use and we get to a long ride in Wales. If it doesnt rain. Which it probaby will....

Andrea Hill said...

definitely take running stuff! For one thing, it's always fun to run in a new place, but I just think being at the Olympics will be a GREAT motivator!

Treadmill Review Guru said...

Hi Meredith!

I'm probably one of your newest fans. :) Love your blog. Your last story about the dog vomit was a kicker! I'm sure it was terribly stressful for you but hopefully you can look back and laugh now. :)

Best of luck to you as you continue to train for the olympics. That is so cool!

Meredith said...

Olympics? I wish. Unfortunately, it's 'only' the Air Force Marsthon.

Treadmill Review Guru said...

Awe I see. You're going to the olympics?

Hey a marathon is still fantastic! You can't say it like that because some of us serious runners still haven't done a marathon so it's really a big deal. ;)

Meredith said...

Yes, going to the spectate. :)

Treadmill Review Guru said...

haha got it now! :) that is way fun. Do you live around there or are you taking the biggest vacation of your life??