Weekly Recap November Week 4


The start of a new week, I love it! Clean slates all around, a chance to start over and make it a great week! This past week was a little crazy with getting back into town after being gone for two weeks and feeling sick. Then, on the drive to the doctor Tuesday we got a call that my appointment was cancelled, so now I go tomorrow. Anyway, despite all that, we had a great Thanksgiving and a nice relaxing time hanging out with Bobby family and my family. The workout highlight of the week was out 15 mile run yesterday. Here I am before we got started!

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We decided to break the mileage up into three five mile segments to make it not seem so daunting. I haven’t run over 13.1 miles since marathon training two years ago. We were at my parents house and luckily had plenty of room in their huge neighborhood, not to mention it was a gorgeous day! Not a cloud in the sky and cold at the start but perfect temperature during the run.

We ran five at an easy pace not wanting to be too ambitious with so many miles to go, then headed back to the house to get water and take some GU. We then headed back out in a different direction, and felt good for another five miles before hitting up the house again. This time we jumped in the car and drove to a parking lot on the other side of the neighborhood so we could run the remaining five over there. This is where it started to hurt. My hips and hip flexors started aching/burning pretty good at mile 11, but we kept on going. My lungs felt great but my body was starting to rebel.

We hit 13.1 in 2:24, which made me happy considering we weren’t trying very hard. We finished it out strong and I even sprinted the remaining two tenths which felt really good. We are mighty sore and the top of my right foot hurts (shoe tied too tight?) but other than that we will recover. Smile

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So, here is the week broken down by workouts. Now that the holiday is over I am ready to get back into a routine!

Sunday: rest

Monday: back and bi’s, 3 mile run

Tuesday: chest and tri’s, 30 minutes ellipcital

Wednesday: Thanksgiving #1

Thursday: Thanksgiving #2

Friday: Black Friday Shopping and more eating

Saturday: 15 mile run

2 runs, 2 weights workouts and 1 cross training workout is not ideal, but we made the best of it while balancing time with both out families. I hope you ate well but also worked out well this weekend!

*Don’t forget you can still register for the Woman’s Half marathon in Baton Rouge LA on December 9th! Register here and enter code RPAHeather at checkout to get $30 off the half or 10k and $5 off the 5k!

QOTD: Who ran a turkey trot or other race this weekend? How was it? Any good black Friday deals?

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  1. That’s so funny…sometimes the top of my foot hurts after a long run! I guess I bruise it somehow. The achiness usually goes away after two days but it’s so annoying!

  2. I did a 5k Turkey Trot in my old hometown. It was a nice change of pace since Thanksgiving morning usually sees the family sitting around watching TV. I feel like I earned my dinner 🙂

  3. I ran a Turkey Day 5K nd a virtual 10K. The 5K was wayyy too crowded, and was filled with walkers. I think I’m going to pass on it next year

  4. I would have liked to run a Turkey Trot, but we’re always on the road on Thanksgiving. Maybe one day…

    I haven’t been running, and didn’t bring my running shoes with me to my parents’, but I’m thinking about running a mile a day during December. Want to do a little something each day! We’ll see!

  5. Ran a turkey trot 5k and broke 19 minutes for the first time- 18:42 and I won a turkey 😀 I’m still in shock that I broke into the 18’s I ran another 5k yesterday in 18:51 🙂

  6. What a great job keeping to an awesome workout schedule during the holiday weekend! I managed to injure myself right before the break so have been trying my best this week..with the holiday, it’s definitely been tough! 🙁

  7. No trot but I did volunteer at one. haha

  8. The top of my foot hurt after my first half marathon and I was diagnosed with an overuse injury, take care of yourself! Great job on the 15 miler, though!

    We ran two Thanksgiving day races, a 4.77 mile race and a 5K. It was fun!

  9. Glad to hear your 15 miles went well after your last couple of half marathons were tough!

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