Runner Rebuild Week 7 – Time for Training

It was another blur of a week, as evidenced by the fact that I have almost no pictures from the week. Despite the lack of documentation, I’m joining Holly & Tricia for the Weekly Wrap as I wrap-up week 7 of my “runner rebuild”.

Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 400-meter repeats.

Wednesday – Finally found my yoga mat again for a much-needed stretch.
Thursday – I had planned to run, but a clash of schedules turned this into an unplanned rest day.
Friday – Strength workout
Saturday – Does cleaning and Christmas prep count as cross-training?
Sunday –  5 more miles

All-in-all a pretty uneventful week. It’s been a l-o-n-g time since I attempted anything that resembled speedwork, but I thought I’d mix it up a little and test the waters as I get ready to start a training plan again.

While I’m still trying to figure out my racing schedule for 2018, I learned this week that the lottery gods were not kind to me and I’ll have to wait another year for a chance at Cherry Blossom 🙁 But, on the other hand, I got a great discount offer on a race I’ve wanted to do for a while so I jumped on it and registered for the Black Cat 10-Miler.

I’ve often mentioned how much I love the 10-mile distance and I’ve wanted to run this one for a while, but the timing has never worked. So with an early March race now set, it’s time for training. Once I get my son’s hockey schedule I may add a couple of races in February too, but Black Cat will be an early goal race – if I can run it well, it will set the stage for half marathons to come.

Have you registered for a 2018 race yet?



  1. I have a few races on the schedule already for 2018 but nothing until April. Feels kind of weird. Nice work on the repeats! Speedwork is my favorite thing to do on a treadmill.

  2. Bummer on Cherry Blossom, but Black Cat sounds like a neat option. That reminds me I need to get my March race lined up.
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    • I had really hoped CB would work out – I really want to get a couple of 10 milers in this year. And, now we’ll have to look for another opportunity to meet up 🙂

  3. Don’ t give up on the cherry blossom lots of people get in with bib transfers in February. You never know!
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  4. Ooooh sorry about CB10 but yay for the Black Cat! Yeah I can’t remember the last “quality” running workout I’ve done. I vote yes to holiday prep as XT!
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  5. Girl I haven’t done speed work in months – its quite sad, lol. …And yes, holiday prepping totally counts as cross training. It’s a lot of work!

    I also love the 10 mile distance, although I’ve only done 2 10-mile races. I wish there were more to choose from!
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  6. I too love the 10 mile distance! My favorite 10 miler was moved from March back to April and I may just have to do it again this year.
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  7. I love the 10 mile distance! This sounds like a fun race instead of Cherry Blossom 🙂
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  8. I haven’t registered for any races for next year but have confirmed I’m running a half in May!
    Cleaning and Christmas shopping totally count as cross training. I vacuumed and swept my whole house on the weekend and was exhausted by the end.
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  9. Ha ha…I’ve registered for like 5 or 6 2018 races already LOL I also love the 10-mile distance! And early March is a perfect time…not too close, but close enough to get the training underway. Have fun!
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  10. Having that Black Cat 10 miler on your calendar is a good incentive to get your training plan in order. Good for you. I am not a speedwork fan!

  11. Cleaning absolutely counts!! I was planning on researching how many calories we burn cleaning and what that equates to for a workout. Lol. Good luck with the training!
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  12. Aw. I didn’t have a lot of pics from this week, either!

    Sorry about Cherry Blossom. I am hoping to get into it one of these years. I would love to be in DC for that time.

    I am registered for several 2018 races. The first few months of the year are prime event months.
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  13. Don’t you know the rules? If there are no photos, it didn’t happen! 😉

    Sorry to hear about Cherry Blossom. I’ve heard it’s such a great race. But yay for the Cat one!
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  14. Too bad about Cherry Blossom, but Black Cat sounds fun!
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  15. I think cleaning and Christmas prep should definitely count as cross training since it seems to be what is consuming most of our energy these days!1

    Sorry about the Cherry Blossom but that Black Cat race looks really cool!
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  16. I’m sorry to hear about the Cherry Blossom, but it is great you got a discount for the Black Cat. I wish we had more 10 milers around here. I’ve registered for two half marathons, but beyond that — no other plans for 2018. Thanks for linking!

  17. Cleaning and Christmas prep definitely count as a workout!! Sometimes even two 😉
    I ran the Black Cat 10 Miler twice – great race! Loved that distance and it always seemed to work as a half marathon race prep for me too!
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  18. Great job keeping up with your training! And yes, cleaning and prep totally counts as cross training lol. Bummer that you didn’t get in to Cherry Blossom this year.

    2018 is seemingly going to be the year of the half marathon for me. I’ve signed up for 6 so far and will probably end up doing 9 or 10 of them……I’m tired just thinking about it!

    Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!
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  19. Haha, cleaning and Christmas prep definitely counts as cross-training, Michelle! Merry Christmas!

  20. Sorry you did not get into Cherry Blossom, but I hope that Black Cat will be amazing as well.
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