Hey friends! Happy Monday!
Here is what my training looked like the week of 04.16.18 – 04.22.18:
Monday AM – Easy: 4 miles (9:14 pace) + PM – Easy: 6 miles (8:07 pace)
Marathon Monday started off with an easy run on the treadmill. I wasn’t entirely sure what my work day would look like. The closer we get to the deadline, the more unpredictable the days get. I wasn’t able to watch the coverage of the race at work, but I was able to periodically check in with miscellaneous group chats for updates. I was STOKED for Desi (and Yuki for that matter)! Holy wow! We recorded the coverage and I was able to watch it after work. What an incredible race!
Several of us met after work to run. Monday evening is not a typical group run day, but everyone was riding the Boston high that day. Running with friends (several of whom will be going to Boston in 2019 (fingers crossed)) seemed like the right thing to do!
Tuesday – Easy: 8 miles (8:37 pace)
Tuesday morning I went to the track and ran easy while the Daniels did a 6 X 800 workout. I entertained the idea of doing the workout with them for about half a second and decided that I didn’t feel like it (one of the perks of not following a training plan). It was a nice morning and I enjoyed my easy run while cheering them on as they ran by.
Wednesday AM – Quality (Tempo): 7 miles (7:24 pace) + PM – Easy 5 miles (8:49 pace)
Wednesday morning I decided to do a short workout on the treadmill. I did a 2 mile warm up, a 3 mile tempo and a 2 mile cool down. My splits for the tempo miles were 6:34, 6:27, 6:18. I didn’t really have any specific time goals going into that workout, but the effort was there and that’s all that matters.
Thursday – Easy: 9.75 miles (8:52 pace)
Thursday evening I (temporarily) joined the #motherrunner club and I took Savannah on a stroller run while Rebecca worked a track meet by our house. My arms were on FIRE about two miles in and I think I was breathing harder than I was on my workout Wednesday (okay, not really … but it was close). We did 5 miles and then stopped at the park to play for a little bit and then did a few more miles with the group. The group usually runs from the park on Thursday evenings, so that worked out quite well. I was happy to have some help with the stroller for a few miles! At one point, there were three of us pushing her uphill (and it still felt kind of difficult). I wish we had a picture of that.
Friday – Easy 5 miles (8:54 pace)
Friday evening I did a solo loop, listening to Ali’s interview with Sarah Sellers (2nd place female finisher at Boston).
Sunday – Easy: 14 miles (8:49 pace)
Sunday was long run day with most of the usual suspects. The miles flew by! It seems like I’ve been counting down the miles on my longer runs recently, so this was a welcome feeling.
Total – 68.9 miles
That’s it for now! Have a great week!