CIM Training Week 17 and Weekly Wrap (11/6-11/12)

Another week down! Just three weeks to go until I run CIM. It’s getting close! Here’s what last week’s workouts looked like from Coach Dawn‘s plan:

Monday – Plan: 5-6 miles easy.
Actual: Ran 6.0 early miles to start the week, avg. pace 9:11.IMG_0991Tuesday- Plan: Hills on Treadmill. 2 miles easy at 1%
then 7 x 10 seconds fast at 6% with 3 minutes easy in between (back to 1%) try to jog easy until the TM reaches 6%, then start sprint
1-2 mile easy at 2%

Actual: Ran it as planned and felt fine overall.IMG_1004Wednesday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day. Love rest days!

Thursday – Plan: Easy 2 miles
Add in a few short strides after 1.5 miles- 15 seconds.
3 x 10 minutes at 7:50-8 w/ easy 4 minutes in between.
Easy 2 miles
+ drills, core.
Actual: Got it done early since the kiddos had no school. It went well and I hit the paces. Afterwards, did some drills and some core work. Wore my Noxgear Tracer360. I feel safer knowing that I’m more visible. I’ve been wearing the Tracer360 since I bought it last year…so worth it. I’m now an ambassador for them. You can save 35% off using code: HAPPYRUN on their website.IMG_1015Friday – Plan: Easy 30-35 minutes.
Actual: Felt like running only 30 minutes on the treadmill. I didn’t feel like waking up early to run outside since I knew I’d be waking up super early on Saturday.IMG_1094Saturday – Plan: 20 easy, can pick up pace last mile if you are feeling it, or- if you are on treadmill, increase the incline to 2 or 3 % for last few minutes.
Actual: I had to split this up since hubby works on Saturdays now. I ran 16.2 miles before hubby went to work and then finished 3.8 miles on the treadmill. Started super early since hubby left around 6:45 am. Had my Health Warrior Banana Nut Chia Bar and UCAN beforehand. Just used nuun to hydrate and felt pretty good for running 20 miles.IMG_1113This outside run was actually pretty scary though. I saw a dead deer on the side which freaked me out and then a few minutes later a car on the other side of the median honked and the next thing I know it turns up ahead like it’s waiting for me…eeek. This was on a pretty busy road and it was weird because it was blocking the other cars behind him somewhat. So I turned around and ran back… After a little while I turned back and was glad to not see the car there anymore. All was well after that but that was pretty scary.

My Garmin had me going fast on the treadmill and had me at 8:25 pace for the 3.8 miles. I stopped my Garmin when I reached the 3.8 miles and finished until it said 3.8 on the treadmill. Also, for the last mile I increased the incline to 2%. Finished in time to make toast to my demanding kiddo. 🙂001Sunday –  Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.

Total miles = 44.01 miles. It was another good week of training. But I did get freaked out on my long run. Hope that never happens again. It was nice to have a rest day on Wednesday. I can’t believe there’s just 3 weeks to go until CIM! I’m getting excited.

As for the highlights of the week:

We went and watched Thor: Ragnarok. It was pretty good and funny. I really like the reserved seating and reclining seats. Now I don’t have to worry about finding seats if we’re late.IMG_1099How’d your week go? Any races coming up? See any movies?

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap.

16 thoughts on “CIM Training Week 17 and Weekly Wrap (11/6-11/12)

  1. Great week of training… the count down is on now? That is scary about the car – I’m glad it went away and nothing came of it! I don’t usually watch super hero movies (is that what they’re called??) but that Thor movie did look good. I like funny movies!


  2. It is always unsettling when cars slow down or stop. I’m glad you turned around! I had someone honk at me in my neighborhood recently and couldn’t decide if it was a friendly or an irritated honk. You are getting so close to the big day! I know you must be excited. Thanks for linking!


  3. You’re having a great training cycle! That’s interesting about the Garmin. I never turn it on for treadmill runs because I don’t understand how it could be accurate. It measures arm swings or something?


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