Beach to Beacon 10K Training Weeks 3 & 4

As I mentioned in my Friday Five post I was intentionally absent on the blog and social media over the last week so today I am catching up on the past couple weeks of training for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. I’m also linking up with Tara from Running n’ Reading for her Weekend Update linkup!  B2B weekly training marontherun.com

Week 3: June 29 – July 5

  • Monday: Active rest day = 3.5 mile walk
  • Tuesday: Pure Barre + 4 mile run
  • Wednesday: Spinning at Zengo Cycle
  • Thursday: Body Pump + Speed work at the track. This was fun! I did Pump at lunchtime, had a couple of clients in the afternoon, then decided to hit up the track at the local high school. I ran a mile to the track then did 6x400s all at paces 8 minutes or less except lap 5 where I just fell off. It happens but I picked it up for the last lap and am really happy with this effort! Track work marontherun 
  • Friday: REST 
  • Saturday: REST (unplanned and slightly under the weather)
  • Sunday: 6 mile run

Week 4: July 6 – 12

  • Monday: 4 mile run. I don’t typically run after a long run but knew with class later in the week getting in workouts would be tougher so braved the heeeeeeaaaatttt and DC humidity for 4 neighborhood miles. Gross.
  • Tuesday: Body Pump
  • Wednesday: Fit Test, Pound and Grit workouts at Gold’s Gym (read recap of this here)
  • Thursday/Friday:  REST. Class all day both days takes a lot out of me so I intentionally planned rest days. I always enjoy getting together with my classmates though as we feed off each other in such a positive way.
  • Saturday: 7 miles
  • Sunday: Yoga Sculpt w/weights @ Core Power Yoga

After class Friday my fellow Health Coaches and I continued our monthly Happy Hour tradition and headed to Oya Restaurant and Lounge.

LOVE this group!

LOVE this group!

We try to pick a new place each month and this was my first time here. It was sooooo fancy but a lot of fun! Oya_marontherun.comIn addition to sipping on some fabulous cocktails I ordered the most delicious Pork Belly Sticky Buns. Seriously so yum! PorkBelly marontherun.com

Following Friday night’s activities I slept in a bit Saturday leading to a late start on my long run. I wanted 8 but even though temps were in the 70s and I ran under the shaded skies of Rock Creek Park I couldn’t escape the humidity so 7 it was! My pace was slooooow and I finished the run completely drenched but got it done. And with long, sticky runs comes espresso froyo! Saturday marontherun.com

Sunday began with meeting up with a classmate for an outdoor yoga class we couldn’t find the location to (grr!) After that debacle we ended up enjoying a salad lunch and catching a matinee showing of Inside Out. I’d heard a lot about the movie and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Great lessons for all ages! Since I was set on yoga and didn’t get to my earlier class I hit up Core Power for a peaceful close to the weekend. CorePower marontherun.com

The rest of my July is jam packed with a lot of fun and travel! I’ll be hitting New York City for Blogher’15 later this week and have some New England time planned before Beach to Beacon. A lot to look forward to! Wow, time is flying!

How was your weekend – do anything fun? Have you seen Inside Out? What was the last new restaurant you tried? 

48 Comments on Beach to Beacon 10K Training Weeks 3 & 4

  1. Those pork belly sticky buns look AMAZING!

  2. Ooh, I’ve heard great things about Oya and been wanting to try it. Sounds delicious. And the fro-yo sounds like a perfect treat after a hot and humid run 🙂

  3. I love Inside Out-I saw it opening day with my younger siblings and then went with my bf the following week. My friends and I are planning an Inside Out themed costume for the wine and dine half marathon in November

  4. Inside out is on my list. I love Oya’s HH – I actually did a birthday dinner there a few years ago! The summer is absolutely flying by! So crazy!

  5. I’ve heard Inside Out is good! I’m so sorry I’ll miss you when you’ll be here for Blogher! I’m bummed it fell on the same weekend as Blogfest.

  6. Funny, I wrote the same thing today–time is flying by!! 🙂 Looks like you’ve been managing to work hard and have fun though 😉

  7. Wow. You have been so busy with a great mix of workouts.

  8. I still need to check out Zengo! My daughter saw inside out and loved it. I really want to see it as well. Have a great week

    • Gah!! yes, get to Zengo! Let me know, I’ll go with you. Inside Out was really adorable. It was more for adults than kids I think but a powerful message.

  9. Looks like a great week. Love Body Pump! I haven’t ever had froyo. I must try it.

  10. Mar! I love that I’ve found you in multiple worlds, you were one of my first blogging connections many moons ago. Love the yoga Sunday photo!

  11. I love trying out new restaurants! We’re so blessed to have so many great options in our area.

  12. Inside Out is on my list to see sometime soon!
    I’m trying a new restaurant tonight, I’m pretty excited.

  13. Nice work on the speed work. I need to hit the track badly, I miss it so much!! I have never been to Oya but have been wanting to go!! Have a blast this weekend!!

    • I always forget how much better it is to do speed work on the track vs treadmill but TM is just sometimes easier. Thanks so much! Oya is marvelous and I highly recommend it.

  14. Pork belly sticky buns…………………………..Now I can’t think of anything else!

  15. Nice balance of workouts! I really want to dedicate some training to a 5k or 10k but am not sure when I can fit it in. I’ve only done one 10k & have been wanting another try at it.

  16. I think my husband and I are going to see Inside Out, which is unusual for us. We don’t have small kids and rarely see animated movies but this one sounds pretty good.

  17. I’d love to see Inside Out but my boys are too big to go to the movies with me…I’ll have to wait for it to come on netflix, I guess.

  18. Everyone is rock their training! WTG Mar

  19. Great job with your week! I Haven’t seen inside out … yet. I totally want to though. 🙂

  20. looks like awesome training! I really need to start incorporating classes liek bodypump and spin into my training but I just end up running 5 days a week so idk where it would fit in…time for 2 a days? lol

    • I’m trying to be more conscious of my strength building and staying injury free so make an effort to do more cross training activities. I also gave up the longer distance for a bit.

  21. Didn’t know you were training for Beach to Beacon. I am from Maine and would love to do that race one day. Just did the LLBean 10 K which was on the weekend I was visiting my parents. Good for you with all the training, not sure what I would do with so much humidity. Go girl !

  22. I saw Inside Out and loved it!! I am so excited for your Beach to Beacon training! Great workouts these last 2 weeks 🙂

  23. I love sticky buns! Those look super yummy!

    Totally not a fan of the recent humidity. I can handle the heat, but the not being able to breathe is killing me.

  24. Sounds like a great couple of weeks of training! Hope your time off social media and blogging was as great as mine. Always important to take a break I think 😀

  25. How’d I miss this post!? Another good week – you’ve been rocking them!

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