Cherry Blossom Training: Week 6 Recap

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | training

Mar 11

Hey!  I hope your week has been going great so far!  I am SO happy that the wintry weather has finally said goodbye!  Bring on the sun!

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Cherry Blossom Training Recap

A Day on the Slopes:

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On the “Paradise” Green Trail at Blue Mountain

Over the weekend, I did get to enjoy winter for a little while longer.  On Saturday morning, we hit the road for my long-awaited trip to Blue Mountain in the Poconos for a day of skiing and snowboarding!  Bret has never gone skiing before, and I haven’t gone snowboarding in over 3 years.  Needless to say….it’s NOT like riding a bike!

I had originally planned a big trip that was supposed to include staying overnight and hanging out with lots of people, but it only ended up being 4 of us out there…which was fine by me!

The snowboard and I had a rough go…I went down a green trail a couple of times and I fell a LOT.  But thankfully it got better as I kept going.  I briefly got to see my friend Dylon and my other pal Stephen…I just wish we could have spent more time together!    And I was most happy that Bret tried something new and while it wasn’t easy, he still enjoyed it.  So the ski day was a victory!

Now on to this past week of Cherry Blossom training…how did it go?

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Week 6 Cherry Blossom Training Recap:

Wednesday 3/4:  I had a busy day of meetings at work so I didn’t make it to Cardio Kickboxing class.  After work, I had a 4-mile run followed by strides.  I felt pretty crappy at first because I ate too many Twizzlers before my run (see my post from Saturday – it’s a problem!).  But eventually, I shook it off and had a good run.

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Thursday 3/5:  Day of rest!

Friday 3/6:  Cardio Kickboxing was cancelled due to the bad weather.  In the evening I did speed work:  1 mile of warmup, then I did 2 minutes of intervals on and off at 5K pace for four sets, cooling down to 4 miles.

Saturday 3/7: Lots of falling on Blue Mountain!

Sunday 3/8:  Because of the ski trip I moved my 9-mile long run to Sunday.  I was very nervous that my body would be too tired from a day on the mountain, but thankfully it seemed to have no effect on me!  I felt great during the entire course of the run, even speeding up a full minute per mile on my last 3 miles!   I finished in about 1:40…I was so happy!  After my run I had a lengthy foam rolling and stretching session and said hello an Epsom salt bath!

Monday 3/9:  I had my 4-mile easy run.  Unfortunately, for a good portion of the run my shins were bugging me, especially my right shin.  So I definitely think that it’s time to get some new green Superfeet insoles!  I just wish they were cheaper…$50 is really pricey, even though I’ll be able to use them for a year.

Tuesday 3/10:  Boot Camp Class with an emphasis on the hips.  I’m a little worried that I may have tweaked my hip on my left side…so I need to be careful.  But otherwise I enjoyed the pushups, mountain climbers, burpees, and squats!

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Negative splits say what??

Week 6 Report Card:

I’m really proud of how week 6 shaped up, especially with the 9 mile run!  I’ve hated having to rearrange my runs to get it all in, but I’m thankful that I’ve been able to work it out.  There were definitely times when I didn’t want to go out there, but I didn’t make any excuses!

My only critique is that I still need to spend even more time with my strength training.  My knees did hurt after my long run, and my shins are a nuisance that I don’t want to deal with anymore.  I need to spend more time on my hips and glutes.  I even think that my core isn’t as strong as I’d like it to be.  So I may need to get back with Nike Training Club to work on some things.

Week 6 grade?  A!

Has the weather finally warmed up in your area?  What’s new in your world?

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