weekly recap: 2/22 – 2/28 & february review

Happy March, friends! I am hopeful that winter is finally diminishing in strength and everyone can see ahead to warmer and brighter days.

Sunday – rest

The weather was finally glorious, so we enjoyed a family day in historic downtown. We got lunch, admired the stunning view

and we even had a brush with Instagram fame when Priscilla and Poppleton, the pot belly pigs from PVB, went strolling on by!

Monday – boot camp, 60 minutes

It was an amazing class, and I worked HARD! It felt great.

Tuesday – 2.04 miles walking, 3.1 miles running

I started the day bright and early, going for a walk with my friend before the sun came up and we had to get our kids off to school. It was a wonderful way to jumpstart the day, and when I was ready to get out there for a run, I felt fantastic.

New record? Yes, indeed.

Later that evening, I went out for dessert with another friend. It was a nice way to pass an evening.

Wednesday – rest

I was planning to go to boot camp, but I was hurting. There was lot of tension in my lower back and hips and my diaphragm was really sore. I know there was nothing serious to worry about, but with a race on Saturday, I was nervous about being too achey to run well, and gave myself a pass. I realize it’s going to be hard to build up endurance like this, but the running comes first.

Thursday – 4 miles

After volunteering at school for the morning, I was able to skip out for a 4 mile run. It was really hard, and the air has been difficult to breathe. My performance wasn’t quite where I wanted it, but I was hopeful that it was just residual discomfort from boot camp and it would get easier.

Friday – rest

After a delicious biscuit breakfast with Mr PugRunner and a friend,

I did some work on a cake for Sunday and then packed the car.

I was off to Orlando and the Best Damn Race! Meghan had generously offered to put me up for the night so I could run it and we had such a nice time at the expo and dinner. Running friends rule!

Saturday – 6.2 miles

We had an early wakeup call for a 6:45AM start for the Best Damn Race Orlando 10K. Not even the drizzly, misty weather could keep me down. I was so excited to finally be racing in this series, and I will be recapping the whole thing in the next few days!

 

It was a good week, and more importantly, a good month. I logged 42 miles in February, and I am pretty happy with all of them. I feel like I am back in my groove after the marathon and am at a much more reasonable level of training. Don’t get me wrong: I’m working hard out there, but I’m not feeling at all overwhelmed by monstrous long runs.

I am looking at two races in March: the GATE River Run and March To Get Screened. I’m pretty excited for both of them.

How was your week in workouts?

What races do you have coming up in the next month?

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21 Responses to weekly recap: 2/22 – 2/28 & february review

  1. Sounds like a great week! Going out for dessert is my favorite. You get to get out of the house and enjoy something delicious, but it’s not nearly as expensive as going out for dinner and drinks. WIN! (I’m more of an eater than a drinker anyway.)
    I can’t wait for your race recap! I know how excited you’ve been to finally run this one, hope it lived up to your expectations! Sounds like it did!
    My runs are getting mildly easier. Friday I pushed my intervals to run 1 mile walk 1 minute. It went great and I managed the 3 miles in just a tad over 30 minutes. Not bad for walking in there! Last night I did three miles, but I wasn’t able to keep up with the run 1 mile walk 1 minute. I felt great in the beginning, but then the dog had to go out. (If I don’t listen to that one, he’ll go on the floor, so I had to stop.) The next mile was harder. At mile 3, I had to go down to run half a mile walk a minute. And I finished off that way. I’m not sore today, so I think my body is more conditioned than my lungs. But I also think I have a bit of a cold, so hopefully that’s all that’s going on!
    I have a 5 miler coming up on March 22. I’m toying with the idea of a slow half marathon in April. I won’t be super prepared, but might be nice to get out there, even if I have to do some walking. And then my main half for the year is coming up on May 31! I’m hoping to have a decent time at that one. We shall see!
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  2. Anne says:

    Gate is my next race too
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  3. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful view! Great job on your workouts. My next race is Rock N Roll DC – 5K, followed by Shamrock Half 🙂
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  4. The rain wasn’t too bad on Saturday. I actually welcomed it during the half marathon. It was like a nice refresher or a misting fan to cool us off.
    Hope you had a great time.

  5. Marathon training is so overwhelming that once you are back in a “regular groove” it feels so good! Love that first picture, beautiful views.

    Karen @karenlovestorun
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  6. jan says:

    Those pigs! LOL!!!! Sorry the air doesn’t always cooperate with your desire to run. I suppose all area of the country have issues. For us this time of year it’s the ice/snow/cold, but air quality is almost never something to think about. Glad you had a good race and a pretty good week of training!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I know, right??? They were so oinky, too!

      You’re right. No matter where you live in this country, there’s something with which to contend. I would almost welcome some snow if it meant I didn’t have to see 1/2″ of pollen all over my car and patio. And of course, those who are snowed in would trade for my pollen problem in a heartbeat. We do the best with what we have.

  7. My week in workouts was PITIFUL!
    I have not been diligent in any way…
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  8. Angie says:

    Maple Street Biscuit Company just opened near me. I want to eat there every morning, but I have resisted.

    I am glad the running is going well!
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  9. Taking a break after marathon training is always a good thing and getting re energized with shorter races is really fun. While I am so excited about running the Boston Marathon next month, I’m not going to lie, the long runs have been tough and I will be happy to have a few months of shorter distance afterwards.
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  10. Meghan R says:

    Glad you made it up for BDR and to hang out 🙂 Can’t wait to see you again next weekend!

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