Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nike Women's DC Training: Taper Time!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 2.5M+ Strength Training

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 4M- HILLS

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 6M

Yes, you read that right! There was actual strength training involved in my workouts this week. Now, was it enough? Probably not, but hey! Everyone has to start somewhere, right? 

Tuesday, I had another appointment downtown, so the gym it was! I did my 30 minute cardio and ventured over to a side of the gym I had never been before: the weight and free workout area. They even had a WOD on the wall (I think that stands for Workout of the Day?); I did not participate. Instead, I did squats, lunges, single leg stances and step ups. What?! I know. It was crazy town. I definitely felt that I had hip muscles for days! So much so, it took me a second to get into my run on Thursday. I even decided to continue with hill training and take on Cat Hill a handful of times. 

Today, I went for my long run midday again (choosing it over Saturday because it was cooler temps). For it being Easter Sunday I felt like the park was EXTRA crowded. . but that is my own fault for going so late. Once you passed Cat Hill, it got calmer. I was surprised to see so many people up as far up as Harlem Hill- I even witnessed someone walking up it in HEELS. Wowsers, that's intense. Besides that, it was an easy run and extremely beautiful out.

And with that, it's taper time! I am really excited about DC next weekend, mainly because it's a mini- Girls Trip and I'll be earning my very first Tiffany's necklace at the finish line. DC got back in my good graces after Meg and I went for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler a few years ago and I'm having a semi-love affair with all things Nike right now, so it sounds like it'll be a great weekend! 

PS- Have you entered my Spartan Race giveaway yet? It ends tomorrow! 


  1. Yay for Tiffany bling! I'd forgotten they did that. =)

  2. Yay for hills AND strength training!! And yay for taper time. I'm excited for you to finally get the Tiffany's necklace.

  3. Totally jealous of everyone running the Nike race, I love running in DC! Have fun!

  4. I can't wait to see your Tiffany necklace! Wheeeeeee!