Less is More: Training Roundup (July 6-12, 2015)

We’ve all heard the saying less is more. I never applied this school of thought to my training until recently. I used to be a firm believer in “no rest for the weary.” After having the twins I changed, my body changed and my approach to training changed. I’ve started to listen to my body more. Maybe becoming a mother has brought out my nurturing side. In the past after a race, I would balk at the thought of taking it easy the following week. Now I do my best to incorporate an active recovery week (or more depending on the distance of the race) by reducing the mileage and making each workout count!

This is how it went:

Monday – 3.5 mile stroller run at 9:00/pace.

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Tuesday – 3 miles with 10x 30 second hill repeats

Wednesday – Nite Moves 5k. Lots of stroller runners out. First female stroller runner and the only one pushing a double BOB! Pace = 8:47

Thursday – Cross-training 750 meter swim in the pool. Felt A-ma-zing!

Friday – Easy 4 mile stroller run. This one was hard for some reason.

Saturday – REST DAY! We took the boys on a day trip to visit friends in Los Angeles and splashed around in their new pool. Such a blast!


Sunday – 5.1 mile long run at 9:05 pace. I was planning on a 6.5 mile run, but had to cut it short when I felt pain in my ankle.

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Total mileage: 18.7

Focus for the upcoming week: Slowly building the mileage and adding in some strength training.

Happy Training!

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