Real talk… this post is a little bit late because of the Super Bowl yesterday. #sorrynotsorry
Can we please just talk about the game real quick WOW! I was rooting for the Patriots so during the first half I was in shock and all I could do is chug champagne to numb the pain of a 21-3 score going into halftime. Lady Gaga was whatever. I was hoping she’d bring out some guests but it was kind of fun hearing songs from like 6 years ago that I’d jam out to in college haha! During the 3rd quarter I was seriously falling asleep thinking how on earth could a Super Bowl be this boring but then the comeback started.
Football fan or not I think every single person who stuck with the game until the 4th quarter can appreciate how incredible the football was in those final 15 minutes and overtime. Fun fact…this was the first Super Bowl EVER to go into overtime and the Patriots made the largest comeback ever.
Let’s just say bright and early today my head is hurting and I ate far too many super bowl snacks but whatever. It was so worth it!
Hot Chocolate 15k Training: Week 2 Recap
Anyway back to running… In true Live Lean Eat Green fashion I knew I wouldn’t be eating the healthiest during the game so I started off yesterday with my first 8 mile run in probably 3 months. It felt incredible and it feels so good to be back to running.
Last week I talked about how I’d be trying my best to stick to the training plan the Hot Chocolate Run provides and I think I did a pretty good job. I ended up getting in a 5 miler, doing 4 miles of interval training and then an 8 miler. I also made it to 3 yoga classes and tried Orangetheory Fitness for the first time (more on that later this week).
I wish I could have snuck in another short run this past week but hey not a bad start for this 15k training with the Super Bowl and everything.
Hot Chocolate 15k Training: Week 3
Week 3 of training starts today and thankfully Mondays are rest days…HA!
The theme of this week is working on both your mental and physical strength. During the week the runs are pretty similar to last week but for Sunday’s long run you have to do something called a ‘Fast Finish’ run. All a ‘Fast Finish’ runs means is running your normal pace for the majority of your run but then really pushing yourself to pick up your pace during the last 2-4 miles.
Since I saw the week plan before my long run yesterday I decided to try out the ‘Fast Finish’ in the last 2 miles. HOLY SH*T just picking up your pace by 10-15 seconds/ mile is so challenging especially when you’re trail running.
I’ve never incorporated actual training like doing intervals and fats finish into my running…I’m usually the person who just runs based on how I feel so I’m so excited to see how this helps out in not only the Hot Chocolate 15k but for the other races I have planned in 2017 as well.
Alright, alright, alright…
I have no plans, no weekend events, no nothing this week so it should be an awesome week of training!
Here’s my plan:
- Monday: rest
- Tuesday: 30 minute run (am)+ yoga sculpt (pm)
- Wednesday: 1 hr run (pm) + yoga sculpt (pm)
- Thursday: c2 yoga
- Friday: 4-5 easy miles with 2 miles of intervals
- Saturday: yoga sculpt
- Sunday: 8-10 miles with ‘Fast Finish’
Did you watch the Super Bowl yesterday?
Do you always incorporate things like intervals and ‘fast finish’ runs into your training?
How are you getting your sweat on this week?