Cherry Blossom Training Week 4 Recap

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | training

Feb 24

I know February is a short month, but doesn’t it seem like it’s flying?

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race in DC on April 2nd will be here before I know it. Cherry Blossom training has been going pretty well so far, and I’m interested to see where my training plan will take me!

I’m linking up at Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus!   Check out their blogs for some great workouts to try!

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Workouts for the Week:

Wednesday 2/17:  While I really didn’t want to do it, I went for a 3-mile run after work.  I was still feeling pretty sore from Tuesday’s workouts, but I’m glad I got it done!

Thursday 2/18:  Weight training class after work.  We did some great  biceps, triceps, and chest work on the machines, and it continues to be tough, but rewarding.  We did 45 pushups too…phew!

Friday 2/19:  Was planning to run 3 miles, but decided against it.  Rest day.

Saturday 2/20:  Bret and I ran 9 miles around The Loop.  It was a nice run and overall I felt pretty good, with no shin pain!  In the last mile, we decided to really push it…I have no idea how I was able to run under 9.5 minutes, but it felt good to feel “fast”.  Unfortunately, my shoes did give me a small blister on the pad of my left foot under my big toe.  I never get blisters…so please know that I’m never buying Mizuno Wave Rider’s again.

Sunday 2/21:  Bret and I went for another run – we wanted to get to 5 miles but ended at 4.25.  We ran through Boxer’s Trail which is always great (I love running in nature!) and the terrain and inclines helped slow us down.  Thankfully, my foot was able to handle the run without any pain.

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Monday 2/22:  Lunchtime yoga class – it felt good to stretch!  I am still terrible at tree pose, so I have to keep working on my single-leg balance!  At Boot Camp Class, Vince killed us with tons of cardio, heavy ropes, squats, and working our upper body on machines.  I definitely feel like I’m getting stronger!

Tuesday 2/23:  I was supposed to do my speed interval workout, but the weather was rainy and honestly, I was feeling lazy.  I always feel angry/guilty when I miss a run, but I’ll just have to move some things around to fit it in later in the week.

Boxer's Trail

I always love running through Boxer’s Trail…hidden gem!

Week 4 Report Card:

I was feeling really great about this past week of working out until I missed that run on Tuesday…ugh!  But I have to focus on the positives.  I’m feeling stronger in the gym and on the pavement and I know that I’m in the best shape that I’ve been in a VERY long time.

And I’m continuing to listen to my body and rest when needed.  I’m amazed that my quads weren’t begging for the foam roller after my 9-mile run, but I probably should have still taken the time for a thorough post-run recovery session.  I know my body was so happy to be back in yoga after a week’s hiatus!

So I’m going to give Week 4 of training an A-.  Strangely enough, I have a half marathon in a little over 2 weeks and I’m not even close to being mentally prepared…

How is your race training going?  Is the weather getting warmer where you live? 

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