Training Week July 13-19th, BBG Week 5!

If I was to sum up this week with one word, that word would be “sore.” I kicked my trash all day, every day!
Monday-6.44 miles, 8:10 avg pace

Tuesday- BBG Week 5, Legs & Cardio. 8 mile tempo run.

Wednesday-AM: 7 easy miles-super hot, super hilly, wanted to jump in the pool I don’t have (I NEED A POOL!)
PM: 2 untimed miles at the track for Summer Fun Run!

Thursday- AM: BBG: Arms/Abs. OWWWWWW.
PM: 4 mile warmup, 3 miles of 400s (6x400s) at the track club!
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These splits were awesome-I’m telling you: Track work has made a huge difference in my running, HUGE.

Friday-BBG Week 5, Full Body. No running!!!

Saturday-19 miles, 8:36 avg pace. I was really, truly, 100% not in the mood to run on Saturday. I was physically dragging myself out of bed and could have slept all day (even though I had slept 11 hours already!) Thank you, to YOU, “lady troubles” for dragging me down on this long run! My legs felt like concrete blocks and my abs/arms/even my toes were sore. (BBG was killer this week!)
I knew that if I didn’t hit the roads on Saturday, I would have been forced to run on a 93 degree day on Sunday..So….sometimes, you’ve just got to suck it up, buttercup! I did my long run along the course for my next marathon: The Baystate Marathon! It was awesome to have a change of scenery from my typical long run routes, and, even though my body was feeling really sluggish-the miles at least passed by very quickly!
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Sunday:7 miles. I really didn’t want to run on Sunday and procrastinated a LOT. It was so hot and humid that I opted for the dreadmill. (that is how you KNOW it is hot: If i’m choosing the treadmill over pavement!!) I just wanted to get this run DONE so I opted for some faster miles. 51:51 for 7 miles, 7:24 avg pace. I did the last 2 at a 6:54/6:40. This past winter, I was training for Boston and a 6:40/6:45 mile on my treadmill made me want to cry and I would constantly express my frustrations swear at how damn difficult that pace felt. On Sunday-> It felt pretty dang doable and I like that! Progress is my favorite!!

BBG Thoughts: 5 weeks have gone by and that is crazy to me!! I can’t believe I’ve already been doing it that long. This week was intense-but i freaking loved it. I’m crazy sore, did exercises that I’ve never done before, and it was so much fun! I showed my husband my progress pictures and he was all “WHOA. Who’s that girl? Can I have her number?” (he is so funny ;)) My Abs are rock hard and I’ve lost a couple inches in my waist. Like I’ve said before- I didn’t start BBG to lose weight, but it ended up happening anyways. I love how strong my whole body feels. It’s that hurt-so-good-kind of sore and me likey.

56.2 miles for the week, 8:03 avg pace. I haven’t hit a 50 mile week since March, and this week was my 2nd highest mileage week for the year! I’m bringing my mileage back up, up, up!

And I just have to show you some fun pictures:

My garden looks SO good. I can take credit for about three of the plants, that’s it. The rest is all my husbands creativity! He has done a wonderful job at making our backyard into “the compound”
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And this is his current project!! It’s a hot tub area! Woo hoo!!! It is already beautiful and it’s not even done yet. IMG_7335

I worked HARD all week, so I celebrated with this little yummy cocktail! I made simple syrup from my dad’s raspberries. I froze half, and made syrup with half. THis particular martini tastes like the red raspberry martini from Cheesecake Factory and it is heavenly!!!
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My Nephew KILLING it at the Fun Run on Wednesday! 
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My little Beans. Love her. 
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Again…so cool!
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This beauty came in the mail on Saturday….2016, I’m coming for ya. Watch out!IMG_7329

How was your weekend? Tell me something fun that you did!

 

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17 thoughts on “Training Week July 13-19th, BBG Week 5!

  1. Great job on ALL your running! This heat and humidity is killing me but it looks like you’re pulling through with a fantastic week despite that. And those 400 times rock!! I had a kid-filled Friday night – made smoothies with my goddaughters 🙂

  2. I love looking back at a stellar week of training ! Such a feel good feeling and you totally rocked it! I need to start doing this BBG for some abs… haha. Hope you have a fab day!

  3. Wow what an awesome week for you! That cocktail looks incredible too, with fresh raspberries YUM! 🙂 I had a lot of workouts this weekend that made me feel really strong and like my endurance for long runs is growing again! 🙂 Happy Monday!

  4. awesome week nicole! 50+ miles is incredible; you definitely deserved that delicious looking cocktail! we were in burlington, vt for a brewfest. i managed to get some runs in though. stay cool the next few days; it is HOT out here!

  5. You had a great week, even if it was a tough one! Your killed those 400s, and its awesome that you are able to see progress like that for your treadmill runs! It sounds like BBG is a great program; I am so glad you are liking it and seeing great results!!

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