week in review


I’m pretty well ready. This week has had some major ups and downs, and I am looking forward to a fun-filled weekend to celebrate the highs and distract myself from the lows.

The weather has taken a turn, and it’s been gorgeous. Towards the beginning of the week, temperatures were cooler, but the sun has been shining and we have been treated to the most glorious sunrises, sunsets and cloud formations. I love it.

I had two good training sessions this week. One on Monday, where I put in about 3.4 miles in honor of the Boston Marathon, and a speed work session on Thursday. Both went pretty well.

Instead of completing six 400m repeats with recoveries of equal length, I measured .25 mile distances and used those as my repeats. It was just slightly farther than I did last week, but for some reason, I could feel it. I am still struggling with my middle repeats, so I have to train myself to gradually build up my speed, rather than starting and ending at the top of my game and floundering halfway through.

In spite of it all, I am glad to report that my miles for April have exceeded those for March, and that I have run more than 700 miles since I began. So, at least in some form, progress is being made.

Next week should be the last week of less than interesting training. I am hoping to squeeze in three runs, but may end up with two. However, after that, it’s back to all systems go!

Is the change in weather from winter to spring having any influence on your training?

How did your week’s workouts go for you?


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10 Responses to week in review

  1. Kat says:

    way to get after it this week girlie!

  2. Tracy says:

    The weather makes a huge difference in my mood and my running. I’m so glad it’s starting to get nice out. This is prime time for running outside over the next month. Great photo of you, and great job on the speed work!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Thank you! I am really working hard at trying to improve on it. I can tell already that this isn’t going to be a productive running week, so I’m glad I got in some strong work beforehand.

  3. Angie says:

    This warmer weather is hurting my runs. I need to wake up earlier so I can run before it gets too hot, but that hasn’t happened lately.

    I have found the middle of my run is where I slow down the most. I am motivated at the beginning and the end, but in the middle I lose focus.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Hmmm. I’ll have to pay attention to my focus in the middle and see what happens. Definitely something to consider. Something is obviously going on, but I’m not able to pinpoint it.

  4. This new weather is really helping me to feel happier!:)
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  5. While I love that the warmer weather lets me get outside more for my runs, I hate the pollen attack 🙁
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