Flashback Friday

Now that I’ve caught you up on all the great races I completed at the Disney Dark Side Challenge and the Newport 10K, let’s take a trip through the rest of my recent running (and non-running) adventures, through pictures, shall we?

My first workout after the Dark Side Challenge was a strong one, with a bunch of strength training, a solid bike ride, and a mile time trial in under 10 minutes!

The following week I celebrated May the Fourth by surprising my coworkers with a pop-up Tosche Snack Station, followed by a solid 4 miles and a night of Star-Wars themed painting and wine at Pinot’s Palette with my friend Jenny!

Following the Newport 10K, instead of jumping right back into training hardcore, I’ve been listening to my body and have taken it relatively easy. I even let myself go wild with a whole bag of popcorn to myself on Mother’s Day when me and mama celebrated by seeing Snatched together!

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hanging with our girls Goldie and Amy πŸ˜‰

My “downtime” isn’t really much different from training, I just cut back on distance during the week and add some weight training to maintain my strength. This time around I’m also doing some slightly longer runs of 6+ to keep my legs conditioned for when I start back up on double digits.

This week I ramped things up with 3 workouts in a row from Tuesday-Thursday (run/Xtrain/run) and the downtime has apparently paid off: my 5K time Tuesday shocked me in a good way, and last night I crushed 5 miles unexpectedly at a solid negative split effort:

Now it’s Friday, my official Rest Day (TM) and I’m hydrating and looking forward to a bunch of happy miles on the trails and treadmill this weekend.

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How about you: what running plans do you have this weekend? Let’s hear it in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Flashback Friday

  1. Rain here tomorrow but Sunday morning my husband & I get a nice 6 miler in early so we have plenty of time to get prepping for the week ahead.

  2. I plan on going on a fun run with my boyfriend! We never run together so I’m looking forward to it. We usually take walls together, but we both ended up wanting to run so we are going on a nice & easy 3 mile run tomorrow :)) I just hope it’s warm and sunshine-y!

  3. Even though it is a weekend later from your post it was a 5k run and a 20k bike ride today. Wish I were more disciplined in my training like you are Jess. You do an amazing job!

    • Why thank you! You’re doing a great job though, that’s a great couple of workouts you mentioned there. I love adding biking into the mix, I find it’s easier to run after I warm up on the bike, even the day before a race.

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