Training Log – 02.18.18

Hey friends! Happy Monday!


Here is what my training looked like the week of 02.12.18 – 02.18.18:

Monday – Easy: 8 miles (8:50 pace)

Tuesday – Quality (Intervals): 8.2 miles (7:48 pace)

Tuesday’s workout was a 2 mile warm up, 4 X 1200 w/ 400 recovery and a 2 mile cool down. I was hopeful that this week’s workout would go smoothly like last week’s workout, but it was definitely more of a struggle this week.  Splits (w/ paces) are listed below.

4:31 (6:00)
4:34 (6:05)
4:39 (6:10)
4:51 (6:25)

My goal time for the intervals was 4:25. I never hit that time and I got progressively slower as the workout went on (definitely not the preferred way to tackle track intervals). I don’t think my legs were fully recovered from Sunday’s 5K time trial.

Wednesday AM – Easy: 8 miles (8:35 pace) + PM – Easy: 3.5 miles (9:05 pace)

Thursday – Rest

Friday – Quality: 11 miles (7:13 pace)

Friday’s workout was a 2 mile warm up, 3 X 2 mile repeats w/ 3 minute recovery and a 2 mile cool down. I went to the YMCA to do this workout because I wanted to compare my effort on a different treadmill. It was insane! I think I’ll write a separate post about that little experiment. Ha. My splits were 12:43 (6:22, 6:21), 12:38 (6:20, 6:18) and 12:32 (6:17, 6:15). I’m really digging these threshold workouts! They push me to an uncomfortable place, but not uncomfortable enough to make me miserable. The post-workout endorphins are also pretty amazing!

Saturday AM – Easy: 13 miles (8:28 pace) + PM – Easy: 5 miles (8:11 pace)

Sunday –  Easy: 13.5 miles (8:12 pace)

I was supposed to do a workout Sunday during my long run. The workout was 16 miles with 2 miles at threshold pace and 3 miles at marathon pace sprinkled in the middle. After attempting the 2 miles at threshold pace, I decided to bag the rest of the workout and just run easy. I did those 2 miles at 6:42 and 6:38 (goal pace was 6:26). It was 75* and 99% humidity, which didn’t make for pleasant workout conditions. I know that at some point, I will have to suck it up and get used to the heat and humidity, but I’m not ready to commit to that quite yet.


To be honest, this mess has still not been fully resolved.

I  don’t think that missing a few marathon pace miles in a long run is going to hurt my 10K training. Hopefully now I’ll be all rested up and ready for my track workout next week!

Total – 70.2 miles

That’s it for now. Have a wonderful week!

One thought on “Training Log – 02.18.18

  1. Sounds like your body needed some slower miles and recovery. I remember training last spring and anytime I couldn’t Hit my paces it was usually because I had pushed too hard too close together. But, 70 miles! Holy moly. I can’t wait to see higher mileage again soon. Or as soon as my body will allow. When is your next big race? I’ve not been very great at keeping up with the blogs. But, I think baby and I are finding somewhat of a routine so getting back out there!


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