Monday, March 24, 2014

Move It Monday #BestFoot

Here we are...Monday!  But hey, only three more working Monday's until April break....which means 4 weeks until Boston!  I'm getting very excited to be taking the family down to Boston again to cheer Ward and some other friends on.  



Here's my week in review: 

Monday & Tuesday:  100% complete rest.  
Fever.  Horrible cold.  And I am very proud of myself.  I rested.   Even when I received a super awesome box in the mail on Monday.  I even stayed home from school on Tuesday.  I normally don't stay home for myself.  But I was that sick.  




Instead, I just put them on and admired them while sitting by the wood stove.  


Wednesday: 3 miles @ 8:04 pace. 
After not running for a couple of days, I just wanted to run fast.  I tried to keep it in check, but my new Karhu's felt awesome and it was warm enough for my Spandits capris.  So I just went for it!




Thursday: 5 miles @ 8:12 pace. 
I was going to run outside, but Ward convinced me to run on the treadmill.  The best part of that was running next to him on the treadmill.  I wasn't going to push the pace at all this week, but he was running 7 min miles and I felt the need to speed it up a little.  



Friday: 3 miles @ 8:39 pace. 
Outside!  It actually wasn't so bad on Friday.  A little chilly but sunny.  



Saturday:  12 miles.  
I had to run early due to Ward's running schedule, and wasn't feeling the 22F degrees, so back to the treadmill again.   I also managed to get in 2 sub 7 minute miles in this run as well.  I definitely surprised myself.   1 @ 6:55 and 1 @ 6:56.  


And my Karhu's match my Moving Comfort shorts perfectly. 


Sunday:  5 miles @ 8:39 pace.  
It was supposed to be a recovery run.  It started out that way.  But I got bored and had to speed it up a bit.  



#FFMarch Miles to date: 119.33  Woohoo!  

I've just completed week 4 of the program.  This program has me focusing on arm movements, foot landing, and cadence and putting it all together.  It has an audio component as well as some video for some of the drills.  I'm loving these drills and workouts, but I will admit most of them have been on a treadmill lately.  Which is good and bad.  Good because my favorite treadmill has a mirror directly in front of it and I have been spending my time on the treadmill watching my heels kick up a bit more.  I'm trying to make that more natural so when I don't have a mirror in front of me, I'll still do it! 

Kinetic Revoloution

Last week I did a cadence test.  I usually don't pay attention to cadence at all and it shows.  My average cadence rate was 164.  Not exactly 180.  It gives me something to work towards.  Does anyone else pay attention to cadence?  

On a side note, I won a My Race Ragz giveaway from Dani @ Weight off My Shoulders a couple of weeks ago.  I was so excited but had to design a logo first.   So, with my limited design skills, I made something and showed Ward.  He said "ehhh....it's okay.  It just needs a little tweaking."  3 hours later, I had it.  Of course I had to give him a little incentive.  I told him I wouldn't order his running shoes until he finished my logo.  Bribery at it's finest!  



My shirt came in the mail on Saturday!  I am so excited!  I'm also quite happy I went with a long sleeve.  Given the temperatures we're experiencing in Maine, I'll be able to wear this shirt for quite a long time this spring.  And then I'll be able to enjoy it in the evenings this summer.   

How was your week?  Anything new in the mail for you?  

5 comments:

  1. I love the shirt!! You are really rocking the quick pace chickie! Great work!! This week I got my Oiselle shirt in the mail! I haven't taken it off since. Last night I got the comment, "You're wearing your new shirt to bed" from my hubby! YUP!

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  2. LOVE!!
    I adore my electric disposable except for the...DISPOSABLE!!

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  3. Krysten @darwinianfailMarch 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    BOOO for fever, but yay for the rest of week! You rocked it girlie!

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  4. @Disney_Bride at www.RunningHaMarch 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Oooh I like the design! My blog name is super long and so I just went with a quote plus my blog logo for MyRaceRagz shirt. But that's clever to have it vertical!

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  5. runnermamabloggerMarch 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Glad your feeling better. Love the shirt.

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