weekly wrap: 9.25 – 10.1

It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin!


If you do a weekly recap post, this is a great way to check in with other active bloggers for extra support, sharing and accountability!

Sunday – rest

Little man and I went for a nice bike ride through our neighborhood. The weather was gorgeous and there was just no reason not to get some fresh air.

We watched the Dolphins game, and then our friends came over: Mr PugRunner and the dad were going to watch football and grill steaks on the egg, while the mom and little man’s BFF were going to join us for bowling and dinner out. The kids were so happy to hang out together – with the busyness of the school year, it’s been tough to coordinate playdates.

Monday – rest

I took this day off in preparation for the start of my official training. It was kind of nice to have a day of nothingness.

Tuesday – 3.5 miles, speedwork

The coaches have decided upon an interesting approach this training cycle. They are incorporating some slower long runs with speed work that involves more 800 and 1600 repeats, rather than 200s and 400s. I’m not going to lie: I don’t like those sprinty half and full miles, but I’m giving it my all.

Little man’s school hosted a Spirit Night at McDonalds, so dinner was handled. Mr PugRunner didn’t want fast food, so we let little man get a Happy Meal and hang out with his buddies for a bit, then went to another restaurant across the street for our own dinner. It was the best of both worlds.

Wednesday –  5 miles running, spin, 60 minutes

I struggled with holding my pace during this 6 miler. my goal has been to slow things down, and keep running consistently without my intervals, but I felt like I was all over the place with this run.

I finished a little faster than I wanted, but I have time to get it right.

After little man went to school, I went to spin. My legs were a little tired, but I took last week off and was worried about losing strength.

The room was way too hot (no one turned the AC down the night before), and towards the end of class, I felt myself start to wilt a little. I felt ok easing up on the pace a little, but it’s much more pleasant when the temperature is on point.

After that, it was time to pick up some things for our road trip on the weekend. Shopping isn’t my favorite, but it has to get done.

Thursday – rest

My goals for Thursday were simple: go to work, clean the house and finish packing. The boys had Cub Scouts, so I had plenty of time to get everything done. Friday was going to be a busy day, so we all turned in early to get our rest.

Friday – 6 miles running

I woke up super early for my long run. I wanted to get it done and out of the way before we headed up to Atlanta. I considered doing it there, adding a new city to my roster, but I have zero knowledge of the city, so didn’t want to take a chance.

We left around noon, took lunch in the car, and arrived at our destination at around 6:00. It was a relatively easy drive, but we were still happy to check in to our hotel and start coordinating with our friends for dinner.

There was a Miami Hurricanes group at a nearby sports bar, so we joined the party, kept the kids up way past their bedtime, and crashed hard. It was perfect.

Saturday – rest

Game Day!

The whole purpose of our trip was to see the Miami Hurricanes take on Georgia Tech. This was the only game we were able to fit in, and even though it wasn’t a home game for us, it was a manageable trip.

After breakfast, we suited up and took the hotel shuttle to the Georgia Tech campus and Bobby Dodd Stadium. Little man wanted to spray his hair orange, and so we obliged.

It was a great game and the Canes won! We loved every second of it!

After the game, we walked to get a late lunch, and then we had Mr PugRunner drop us off at the hotel. He still wanted to watch football with his buddies, and little man and I were whooped. We got pizza delivered and watched movies until we fell asleep. No regrets.


I admit that we are whooped from the weekend! That being said, I have to get caught up on my sleep and hydration so that I can jump back into training! That’s just how it goes!

How was your week in training?

How do you feel about the 800s/1600s in speed work as opposed to the 200s/400s?


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16 Responses to weekly wrap: 9.25 – 10.1

  1. Elle says:

    Looks like a great week. Hope your training goes well.

  2. Aww, your little man looks cute with his hair, good spirit! Great job with your runs/spin this week!
    I’ve only ever done 400’s and mainly on the treadmill (and loved it). Not sure how I’d feel about 800’s/1600’s.
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  3. I don’t like doing those fast half and mile repeats either. Looking forward to seeing how it works out for you
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  4. My coach has me do 1 mile, 2 mile, and even 3 mile repeats for my speed work. Yes it’s hard, but for distance races, so effective. There is no better feeling than crushing those splits.
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  5. Way to go! It looks like you’re on a lone bike in the spin class haha. Another great week in the books!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I know! I always get to class early, and I know some places are funny about taking pictures, so I set myself up in the back, take my photo discreetly and move on. I’m such a rule follower!

  6. I have done some 200’s, 400’s, 600’s and 800’s…but not any 1600’s yet (gulp). I’m not looking forward to them, but I know they will do me good (physically AND mentally).
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  7. You’re killing it with the mileage! Sounds like a great week, and so much fun time with the family too.
    I’ve never really done any formal training myself, so I don’t know about these speedwork terms… Sounds hard though, and I’m sure it will pay off in the end!
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  8. It took me a long time to learn pacing, especially after cutting out intervals, so stick with it! I think learning how paces feel is super important.
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  9. What a cute little family! I love that he went orange for the game! Glad you had a good week 😀

  10. Ivanna says:

    Great week! I started lifting weights again and I am currently super sore as I type this!

  11. Your little man looked adorable with his orange hair. So glad to hear that you had a fun family outing at the game.
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  12. Sounds like a great weekend! I think that longer distance speedwork is great sport specific training (but I hate it). Have a good week!

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