Week in Review 5.2.16 to 5.8.16

The name of the game last week was respect your body. Overall, I was fine on Monday morning but had weird residual soreness in my back and my shins, so I tried to balance my need to continue to work on fitness and speed and my strong desire to remain (knock on wood) injury free for life.

Monday: Total off day.

Tuesday: 30 minutes easy on the elliptical and arms.

Wednesday: 4 mile very easy run on the treadmill.

Thursday: 6.2 miles with striders mixed in at the end. Goodbye Norwalk!!

Friday: 6 mile run with Will including 2 laps of ins and outs on the track.

Saturday: The first annual (actually, I hope only) Vermont Beer 50K attempt. I offered to drive a bachelor party of Will’s friends around and decided that the way to survive was to run every time we stopped at a brewery. I had hoped to get a 50K in through the day but the boys didn’t quite make it to all the breweries (a totally fine outcome), so I only got 18 in. Still tiring, especially because I kept jumping in the car to drive between segments. If anyone is interested in how to do the 50K, however, let me know! I found some AMAZING running options along the way.

Sunday: 5 easy after cleaning our whole house (post-Bachelor party) and cooking all day for Mother’s Day.

Total Miles: 39.2

Not the best week of training but I recovered from Plattsburgh, moved home from Norwalk, hosted a house full of bachelors, made a great Mother’s Day dinner and took a shelf exam and two clinical skills exams, so not exactly a quiet week!

This week is focusing on transitioning to some more speed in preparation for the Freihofer’s 5K while looking forward to plans for the summer, fall and beyond. I don’t know what my plans look like but I’ll cop to thinking about another marathon…

4 thoughts on “Week in Review 5.2.16 to 5.8.16

  1. Brynne

    Wow what a great idea to run while being a bachelor party driver! They should make that a real running/beer crawl event!

    1. Runner Under Pressure Post author

      It was so fun! I will admit, I thought about how to organize a real Vermont Beer 50K. I’m going to post some of my “pairings” later since I’ve had so many emails about it.


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