*January 12-18, 2015


  • PLAN- Cross-train
  • ACTUAL- Oh boy, here we go again.  Again, nothing today.

After school I had a meeting and then a dentist appointment.  I did have my stuff ready to go to the gym but instead just went home.


  • PLAN-4 x 800 @4:37 (2 min RI)
  • ACTUAL- 4 x 800 @9:17 (per mile)

Great workout!  I felt much better than last week.  I like doing these on the treadmill so I did the calculation on the pace for one mile and came up with 9:23.  I am not sure why I did them in 9:17.  I will admit though that I got tired and struggled with the last 800 but overall still felt great.


  • PLAN- Rest day
  • ACTUAL- Rest day


  • PLAN- 1 mile easy, 5 miles @10:33, 1 mile easy
  • ACTUAL- None.

Too tired.  Stayed late after school to review some papers and organize some things in my classroom.


  • PLAN- Cross training
  • ACTUAL- None

I had a doctor appointment for some blood work to check my cholesterol level.  I went in July and my levels were high so she asked me to go back in 6 months.  I got my results today and my levels are pretty good.  Total is down 15 points and LDL is also down 15 points.  My HDL, good cholesterol, also went up a little.  My doctor even told me that whatever I am doing is working and to keep doing it.


  • PLAN- 10 miles @12:00
  • ACTUAL- None.

I had a retirement/wedding anniversary party on Saturday in Hartford.  It was a great party!  My plan was to run on Sunday morning, but when I woke up it was raining and the roads were too icy and no way was I going to run in those conditions.

Not running related but tried this beer for the first time.  It was OK.


I love my Dunkin’ Donuts.



  • PLAN- Rest day
  • ACTUAL- Rest day

*Runs on treadmill are done on 1% incline.


  • Week 2 did not go as I expected.  I guess that is bound to happen with unexpected things but at what point is it “acceptable”?
  • I have missed my tempo runs on Thursday so I need to figure out a way to stay motivated and make it to the gym.
  • I am loving my workouts on Tuesday.
  • I enrolled in swimming lessons at the YMCA.  I am excited because I’ve always wanted to take swimming lessons but felt embarrassed because the younger kids swim better than me.  I am excited too because it will be another form of cross-training/exercise for me.

What is your favorite speed workout?

6 Comments on Weekly Recap #2

  1. Great job keeping the 1% incline up! I’m glad to hear your cholesterol levels are back to normal. Exercise and clean eating really helps!

    • I remember you were the one that told me that I would get used to it. And I did! 🙂 You sent me a list of foods to eat to lower my cholesterol. Thanks to you I got it done!

  2. Hello. I somehow missed that you moved your blog to this new site, and I hence have not been reading. 🙁 Good to reconnect with you. Nice week, and of course things don’t always go as planned!

    • Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for reading. Yep, I moved it over a year ago. I’ve been reading your blog and am impressed with your training and races. Congrats on your BQ!

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