Hard to believe it is Sunday again!  This week definitely went by fast.  Work wise it was exhausting.  I come home and I am mentally exhausted.  I am trying very hard to be patient and stay positive.   I know everyone is struggling but it is just so hard right now.

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This was another another great week of running.  Let me tell you all about it.  I had 4 days of recovery/easy runs and 3 days of speed workouts.  I enjoyed them again!

This week’s workouts were the same as last week but my coach had me run an extra interval and mile.  On Tuesday I ran for 3 miles, then did 5 surges each lasting 30 seconds and recovering 1 minute after each surge, then running easy till I hit 4 miles.  I felt really good again.  I asked my coach if I was going to do 6 surges next week.  He told me no and that next week it will still be 4 surges and each will be for 45 seconds.  

Another fun workout I did on Thursday was run four 1/4 mile intervals at a target pace with 1/4 mile recovery.  My coach asked me to do them in in 11:15-11:30, 11:00-11:15, 10:45-11:00, and 10:30-10:45.  I was flying!  I ran them in 10:28, 9:58, 9:37 and 9:02.   

Saturday was 7 miles with six 90 second intervals with a 90 second recovery (one in each mile).  The interval and the recovery is about 1/4 mile so then I run easy for 3/4 mile before doing it again.  I also enjoyed this workout and would definitely do it again.  I have a feeling next week I will be doing 8 miles with 7 intervals.  

Another week and I am very happy with all of my runs.  I also did 4 bike classes with Cody, Jenn, and Robin.  The classes I enjoy the most are those with 80s music.  I wished there was a way to pick classes with that specific type of music.  

I didn’t take any pictures during my runs so I have nothing to post here.  But I did take some of my cats.  I know Jenn likes my cat pictures.  🙂

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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30 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Ask and it will be given to you and cat pictures

  1. I came here for the running but I’m always down for cat pix!!! I like the structure of the long run with short speed bursts.

  2. It sure has been a tough week, hasn’t it? I feel like it’s just getting worse, at least with the gun violence. Something’s go to give.

    Hang in there Zenaida!

  3. Those workouts sound fun! It’s always fun to run fast.
    Hang in there- you’re almost done with the worst school year EVER.
    Bring on more cat pics! I love them.

  4. Happy to hear that you are feeling good about your runs! Your coach seems to be giving you exactly what you need, confidence boosting yet challenging! Nice work.

    • I am loving my workouts. I get a good feeling after completing them. It is just exactly what I needed after seeing how January and February went after that awful Winter.

  5. Love the cat photos! I have to live vicariously through other people. The course I took, the teacher’s cats & dogs were wandering around. So cute!

    Hooray for another good week of runs!

  6. I’m glad you are enjoying your workouts from your coach so much! I feel extra pouty when Sunday rolls around. Sometimes I have a hard time prioritizing what I want to do on my days off, and then when it’s time to go back to work I wish for more time so I can get more done! 🙂 It goes by far too fast. Great job on the workouts this week, and love the kitty pics!

  7. It’s nice when all the runs feel so good 😉 I’m eager to get back to doing consistent speed work…it’s been awhile! Congrats on a great week!

  8. Always love your kitty pictures! So glad you had good running workouts! and quite a few bike workouts too! I thought it was possible to search by music type in Peloton – I don’t use the app but I’m sure that’s been said before?

    really hope you feel less stressed soon. hang in there. x

    • I know I can search by music which I did (I selected Pop) but I still need to narrow it down to 80s music. I like my bike workouts but there are days when I am just so tired.

  9. Great week of workouts. Having a coach is working out well for you.

    I’ve said it before but teaching is the hardest job in the world. That’s why I changed careers.

    I’m another cat lady so bring on the cat pix.

  10. In the interest of honesty, I scrolled right to the kitties!

    You are doing so great with your running. I know that doesn’t make the job stressors any less overwhelming, but you should be proud of yourself!

  11. I’m glad you had a bunch of great runs to offset your frustrating week at school. Hang in there, summer break is just around the corner!

    BTW, I love your cat pictures, too!

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