Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weekly Wrap ....March 26

If you've been following along with us then you know the most exciting things that happened this past week happened on Sunday when Lacey ran the Shamrock Marathon and I ran the NYC Half Marathon.
We had two very different races.  You can go back and read her recap HERE.   I previously talked about how I got into the NYC half, the expo,the hotel, and the logistics of how it all worked. If you are at all interested in the NYC half, be sure to check out that post HERE.   I'll have my recap up tomorrow so I do hope you come back to read it then!

After Sunday, we both pretty much took the week off from running. The front of my quads were a little sore and I think Lacey may have caught a cold.  By Wednesday I had the itch to get out there again but because of a busy schedule, I didn't. I figured I deserved the time off so I just enjoyed it.

Saturday I got up and rode 5 miles on the bike followed by some stretches. I even attempted to do the stability ball sit ups I learned from Megan.

It was beautiful on Saturday and I wanted to take advantage of the day by getting a run in but by the time I was done with house work and company, it was after 3:00 pm and I knew I needed to go run some errands at the mall (and still be back in time to give Baylee her pills).  I was debating on just skipping my errands to take advantage of the warm weather but then my sister reminded me that nice days are not few and far between. They'll be another one right around the corner. I had to laugh because I was actually thinking the same thing!



I'm really pleased with how my training cycle for NYC went. Not only did I have perfect weather for most of my runs, I actually ended up keeping a record of most of them (except the treadmill runs). I actually had fun documenting all my runs and looking back, I can remember little details about each and every one of them like the time I tried to finish my miles before the storm came through, the time I saw 6 deer in the park, the time I ran in the pouring rain, and when I felt triumphant after my first 13.1 run of the year, etc.  I'm not quite sure why I need to remember each run, but I am a journalist by trade so I guess my need to document things comes naturally!

I'd like to start keeping a pictorial log of the rest of the races I train for this year and see how that goes. Although my next race is in 2 weekends so I'm not sure I'll have much to add to it!

Training (or at least keeping up with my runs) for Hershey starts continues, tomorrow! -M



We are linking up with the lovely Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap!

18 comments:

  1. What a great feeling, to know you headed into a race with some great training! When I ran my 2d Chicago marathon (which was my PR), my training went perfectly. I knew I had something special. That gave me a lot of confidence!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I was actually excited to start. I couldn't say that about most of my other half marathons.

      Delete
  2. Glad you were able to take it easy this week after your race! Hopefully you will be ready to go when you start training for the next one.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You definitely earned an easy week this week! You have such a great base going into your next race!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You both deserve to take the week off running. I know the weather for Shamrock was miserable. Awesome job at getting a BQ in it, Lacey! Look forward to the NYC recap!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Glad you got some well-deserved rest this week. Can't wait for the NYC race recap!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think you were smart to take a week off after your race. I'm so glad your training cycle went well and I can't wait to read the details of your race. I'm guessing it went well? Thanks for linking, Meranda!

    ReplyDelete
  7. My quads were sore after NYC too. I went for an "easy" run Tuesday and it was hard. Wednesday my legs were fine, though.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats to both of you!! Post race is an ideal time to take off... always smart, as the recovery is where your body gets to absorb the work it just did and repair and get stronger. Looking forward to the recap!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Taking an easier week sounds like a great idea! I am realizing I need more rest now myself

    ReplyDelete
  10. Always a good idea to get some well-deserved rest following a big race. Looking forward to reading your race recap!

    ReplyDelete
  11. actually I think documenting training is a great idea! maybe I'm going to try something like that too when I'm able to really follow a plan for a specific race (right now I'm kind of willy-nilly and have nothing super huge in the pipeline). Recovery with rest and a little bit of activity is ALWAYS good for you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I had great weather on Saturday, but I stuck to my plan to rest and give my body a break. It was so nice to just enjoy the weather and not think about what I had to get done that day. Rest is always nice.

    ReplyDelete
  13. It is so cook that you both did a race in separate states that weekend ! Congratulations again! Rest is good, really good! Hershey 10K is around the corner!

    ReplyDelete
  14. It sounds like your time off from running was well deserved. It's hard, but always a smart thing to do after a big race!

    ReplyDelete

Fairytales and Fitness is a personal blog authored and edited by us, Meranda and Lacey. The thoughts expressed here represent only our own and are not meant to be taken as professional advice. Please note that our thoughts and opinions change from time to time. We consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind in an ever changing society. Any thoughts and opinions expressed within our out-of-date posts may not be the same, nor even similar, to those we may express today.