RtR Training Week 3

Run to Remember Training Update

Well as I predicted, this was a week of managing colliding schedules and I knew I was going to have to be flexible in figuring out how to fit my workouts in. It was a bit of a mixed bag, but my plan is to log a weekly training recap to help keep myself accountable. So mixed bag and all, here’s how thing shook out.

Monday — Strength day: hips & abs

Tuesday — Hill repeats. They felt awful while I was doing them, but I was happy to check the Garmin and see I’d hit the target pace range.

Yes, I literally took a seat on the side of the road when these were done!

Wednesday — I was on the road for work for part of the day and then the family to do list was long, so I shuffled my schedule and took a rest day.

Thursday —  Strength workout followed by a much-needed sports massage to keep my cranky hip in line!

Friday — My plan called for a 5 mile run with 3 miles at tempo pace. Honestly, this was more like a 5-mile fartlek as my pacing was wildly inconsistent. Not a pretty run…but they all can’t be, right?

Saturday —  At the urging of my massage therapist, I got in a short yoga session. Need to figure out how to add more yoga to my weekly plan.

Sunday — 6 mile “long” run.

a rainy, gray run

I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for the #WeeklyWrap. Please be sure to head on over and check out all of the great ladies sharing weekly training and life happenings!



  1. Nice job in shuffling around the schedule to complete your workouts. I agree about hill repeats — they feel fantastic once they are over! I get a cranky hip sometimes. Massages do help and I’m overdo for one. Thanks for linking, Michelle.

  2. That’s good that you got all your workouts in despite having such a busy schedule! Sometimes I use my busy schedule as an excuse but I shouldn’t!

  3. Way to fit things in. I’m trying to dedicate Friday mornings to yoga, but it’s not always working out.
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  4. I am on a mission to fit yoga in last week too!
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  5. I think you did a great job of getting in your workouts this week even though you were super busy! Great job!
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  6. you were as flexible as you could be and still had a good training week! I do agree that not all training runs can be “pretty”.

    may I ask what the reason was that your massage therapist suggested yoga? I’m just curious since I’m a very new sports massage therapist and am always curious about treatments and recommendations!

    • I’ve been seeing this therapist for a while and she thought I had fewer issues with my hip flexors and lower back when I was consistently doing yoga so she recommended I get back to it.

  7. I’ve been fairly diligent with my training lately but sometimes, like this week, it’s a mixed bag. Do what you can with what you have, right?

  8. Hill repeats are tough, but I actually like them because the hills are over and done (somewhat) quickly….even though you have to do them several times.

  9. I’ve been trying to add in some yoga eight before I go to sleep. It’s a good way to wind down and help to relax and sleep better. It’s only about 10 minutes but feels so great.

  10. Nice week! Good job on the hills – I’ve often just stopped and sat down after a hard workout! I also recently started journaling my marathon training process – there’s something about a pen/paper that is different than a keyboard too!
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  11. Way to get it all in despite the shuffling! Shuffling will be the name of the game for me as well these next couple of months until school is out because my schedule is sheer chaos. Way to keep those hips happy!
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  12. Great job! I always say I need to make time for more yoga too and am finally doing a bit more. YAY! It really is good for my running legs and hips!

  13. Great job this week! I also struggle with making time for yoga. It definitely is worth it though!
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  14. In that first picture, because of the lighting, it looked like you were wearing two different shoes! LOL!

    Yoga is so amazing and will help you feel so much better. I say this having one class left on my pass from February (Yes, I will side eye myself, thanks).
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  15. Great job fitting things in! I have always struggled for that yoga day but have been lucky to have a yoga class near work. So I try my best to go Mondays at lunch time.
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  16. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Way to get it done! Every week I say I am going to get to a yoga class, but just can’t fit it in…maybe this week!!

  17. Great job in getting in all in! Yoga definitely pays off when you make time for it- it is my favorite!
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  18. Way to go getting it all in, even with having to shuffle things around. Here’s to another great week this week!
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  19. You are truly inspirational because you get to achieve and manage everything in this hectic lifestyle, Michelle.
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