Last Week Training Recap

Good morning! Happy Tuesday!  How’s you training going right now?

I’m doing Monica’s Pile On the Miles at RunEatRepeat and I’ve got to say I’m surprised at how motivating it is!

So here’s another week that doesn’t look like my typical training since I had other stuff going on.  I was even tempted to use the hotel gym on our road trip but that didn’t seem to happen and I didn’t want to stress myself out trying to figure out when I could fit it in.  I’m pretty happy with the progress I’ve made of not being so hard on myself and letting go of being Miss Perfectionist.

Monday – 10 mile progression run

Tuesday – 6 miles tempo run & weights

Wednesday – 10 miles easy

Thursday – 5 miles with Yasso 800’s & zumba class!

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – rest/travel days so no long run this week.

31 miles total

Sad to say since I had no long run this week I didn’t get to break out these babies yet.  😦

Every Monday I try to plan out my workouts for the week after I look at what I have going on.  So this week it’s time to get back on track!  I don’t have much going on so no excuses!

How was your training for last week? 

Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your training?


Oh helllooooo…..

Hi there!  My name is Meredith… It’s nice to meet you! Ok this is a little awkward.  Where do I start.  I’m not officially training for anything at the moment.  I am doing my best to keep a good solid base while I decide what I want to do next.  I have a few things in my sights.  I just have to decide which ones.  I’m hoping that base will help me to loose a couple pounds that seemed to have snuck up on me recently.  Apparently you can’t “run from a bad diet”.  I tend to be more strict about my diet when I’m training and since I’m not officially training for anything the reins tend to be a bit loose when something chocolate comes around.

The past few months I’ve been trying to add more weight training to my routine.  After my first ultra in April, I decided I needed something different.  I completed Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainer and loved it!  Lifting was a whole new world to me.  I got different results from my body during this program than from running.  But I didn’t have a plan after it was over and when I don’t have a plan… lets just say the results didn’t exactly stick.  So since then I’ve been pretty conflicted in my goals.

Do I want to run?


Do I want to lift… heavy?


I love them both!  I’ve been trying both the past couple of weeks and running with sore legs from lifting isn’t exactly the best way to do it.  I imagine I’ve somehow been lucky enough to avoid injury so far.  Then there’s the issue of diet… most lifters don’t eat carbs like endurance runners do.  So I tried the whole cutting my carbs thing.  Being the genius that I am I went out to do a long run and we all know what happened then.  Let’s just say that run didn’t end well.  It was a wake up call.  I love to run.  Running has always been my thing.  I’m sure all my running hinders some of the muscle growth I’m trying to get by lifting. So where does that leave me?  That leaves me running and lifting – just not crazy lifting like I was doing.  Although completing 130lb deadlifts was a big deal for me (just couldn’t run the next day… or sit without looking like an old woman).  Right now I can’t do both and I’m okay with that.  Running is a constant in my life that I need.  When everything else is out of control, I know I can run and that run is mine and no one else.