The Uptite Mamas are in training mode. Let’s see how we did this week.
Kerry: After my 10 mile run Saturday and 5k race Sunday, I decided to take a break and make today a rest day. My body needed it.
Lara: Today starts my “official” marathon training. I have been training for a couple weeks, but I switched around my schedule and it was effect this week. I posted it last week. You can follow along here. Today is all focus on yoga, stretching and foam rolling. Which may be a good thing because I am spending the rest of the day at a local amusement park…for 10 hours!
Kerry: I got out for a quick 3 mile run this morning. I had a pretty rough Monday and Tuesday wasn’t shaping up to me much better. I wasn’t in the mood to do much but pushed myself out the door for the run. I had planned on doing 4 miles but decided that 3 was enough once I started. The most annoying part of the run was being stopped so the train could come through. I hate sitting there waiting.
Lara: Today is newly track Tuesday for me, but that’s scheduled for the evening. I got in a quick lunchtime workout with weights and upper body before taking a beating on the track.
Track workout started at 6pm and the sun was still out and the air was so thick. After my first lap (after warm up), I told my husband there was NO WAY I was going to be able to do 4 more. Well, I did it and it wasn’t pretty. My hips hated the speed so much. Lots of foam rolling in my future.
Kerry: Today was boot camp for me. We did a AMRAP (as many reps as possible) workout today. We started with 12 minutes on the clock and cycled through these exercises—-5 burpees, 10 squats, 5 burpees, 5 push-ups, 5 burpees, 5 V-ups. We repeated those exercises for the full 12 minutes. I think I did over 100 burpees! Insanity. After that, we did the same thing but with core exercises-crunches, leg lifts, scissor kicks, and flutter kicks. We finished up with a tabata run around the field.
Lara: It was not even 12 hours since my track workout and I was back at it again. Even though it was super tough to get out of bed, it was a good run. There were hills but there were also negative splits. That’s a win in my book!
Kerry: I had no desire to do any type of workout today. I have had a pretty rough week and it wasn’t slated to get any better. I knew if I didn’t work out I would regret it so I pushed through a 4 mile run. I really wanted to do a track workout but knew I didn’t have that type of energy in me. I pushed through my 4 miles–slowly. I did feel good once I got it done but it was certainly more effort than my other runs.
Lara: My shirt couldn’t be more accurate for marathon training. It certainly feels like I’m running 24/7. I went out expecting 4 miles but completely overestimated my route for some reason. I ran for 4.5 and I still had to walk about a half mile home. I could have run it, but it was uphill and I wasn’t in the mood to push it any further.
Kerry: Since I skipped boot camp Monday, I made up for it today. Today’s workout was a lot of running and then some strength exercises in between. First round we ran around half of the field 4 times. Once we were done with the run it was 10 tricep dips, 10 push ups, 10 squats, and 10 bicycle crunches. Second round we did 3 laps around the field and increased the reps for the dips, squats, push-ups, and crunches to 12. We kept cycling down until we got to 1 lap of the field and 16 reps of each. I took this picture at the beginning of boot camp. It was so quiet and peaceful and I was thinking to myself that even though I don’t love getting up at 4:45am, it is nice to enjoy the peacefulness the early morning brings.
Lara: I’ve been used to running Friday mornings for years now so it felt unusual to not. Today is meant for a cross training day for me. I made sure to make sure I pushed it – at least my upper body and core – today because I was feeling guilty not running. (Stupid psycho runner.) I did note that my pushups are improving. I hate pushups and I’m not afraid to admit it. So to say that I didn’t mind doing them today is quite a step up.
Kerry: Today was a long run for me. I got 11 miles in. Like the rest of the week, I was in no mood to run but told myself this would be my “alone” time for the day and I should just go with it. It wasn’t so bad. I was out the door at 5:40am. The run was good. I felt good and my pace was pretty on point.
Lara: Long run day. And the weather was perfection early for runners. There weren’t too many out while I was out, but I did hit the road at 5:45. Believe me, I would have rather been in bed if I had the choice. I set off slow and steady and my legs loved it. They moved along smoothly. Even my breathing felt consistent and unlabored. Then about 2 miles from finishing, 2 runners passed me. I tried to ignore it and not let my competitive spirit take hold, but that failed. I stepped it up and increased my speed for the end. I started to get a serious cramp and stopped 4 times to let it loosen. I need to start realizing that speed is just not in the cards for me right now.
Kerry: I got in a quick recovery run this morning. It was more like a run/walk because I had Jalen with me. This was his first time out in the BOB with me. Pretty funny because it is also his 1st birthday today!! The run wiped him out!
Lara: Recovery day for me. 30 minutes. I haven’t decided if those will be running minutes or walking minutes – but I’m definitely going to be outside for that time. I need to soak up all of the summer that I possibly can.