Well hello, hello and happy Monday! I hope the time change is treating you well!
I’m kind of torn about this whole time change thing. On one hand, it is definitely nice to have an extra hour in the evening, but on the other hand, I really miss the daylight in the morning and losing an hour of sleep?! Really. That’s just cruel.
I got a little behind in my weekly training log updates, so this post is a two-for-one. I know you are all thrilled about that (sarcasm). I’ve done several races in the last two weeks with not many workouts in between. It’s mostly been easy running over here, which is a nice change of pace (literally)!
Here is what my training looked like the week of 02.26.18 – 03.04.18:
Monday – Easy: 8 miles (8:23 pace)
Tuesday – Quality (Intervals): 8 miles (7:55 pace)
Tuesday morning’s workout was a 2 mile warm up, 1 mile at threshold, 2 X 1000 at interval, 2 X 200 at repetition (see this post for an explanation of the paces) and a 2 mile cool down. My times were as follows:
1 mile (6:22)
2 X 1000 (3:44, 3:50)
2 X 200 (0:39, 0:39)
This workout was short and sweet and definitely flew by! I am really enjoying the workouts that alternate the paces and distances of the repeats. We also had a nice, cool morning for this workout, which makes a difference in the enjoyment factor as well.
Wednesday – Easy: 8 miles (8:29 pace)
Thursday – Quality (Intervals): 5 miles (7:39 pace)
Thursday’s workout was a 1 mile warm up, 6 X 400 with 400 recovery and a 1 mile cool down. Another short and sweet workout solely for the purpose of keeping the legs sharp during race week. I did this one on the treadmill. I don’t remember exactly why this was the case, but I’m assuming it had something to do with me procrastinating the workout after teaching late Wednesday evening and then having nobody to run with. Yep. I think that’s exactly how it went. I did the 400s at 6:00 pace and took the rest of the run very easy.
Friday – Easy: 5 miles (8:31 pace)
Sunday – Easy: 8 miles (7:58 pace)
Total – 51.6 miles
Here is what my training looked like the week of 03.05.18 – 03.11.18:
Monday – Easy: 7 miles (8:08 pace)
Tuesday – Quality (Threshold): 7 miles (7:35 pace)
I don’t recall exactly what my workout was supposed to be on Tuesday, but I kind of did my own thing here. I did a 2 mile warm up, 3 miles at “marathon” pace (6:59, 6:57, 6:58) and a 2 mile cool down. I wasn’t ready to do any fast repeats yet, but I wanted to push myself a little bit. This seemed like a good decision.
Wednesday AM – Easy: 5 miles (8:14 pace) + PM – Easy: 5 miles (9:12 pace)
Wednesday evening I got to take Savannah on a stroller run while Rebecca worked a track meet near our house. Holy moly. That was the toughest easy run that I’ve done in a while. Pushing that stroller is no joke. Shout out to all you moms out there making that happen on a regular basis!
Thursday – Easy: 5 miles (8:35 pace)
Friday – Easy: 8 miles (8:52 pace)
Total – 59.7 miles
That’s it for now. Have a wonderful week!