Wednesday – OFF
Thursday – 12 mile tempo run with 8 miles at marathon pace (mp miles- 6:48, 7:36, 7:39, 7:31, 7:26, 7:35, 7:28, 7:39; average pace – 7:52 min/mile).
Friday – 7 easy miles (average pace – 8:25 min/mile).
Saturday – 8 easy miles (average pace – 8:35 min/mile).
Sunday – 15 mile long run (average pace – 8:07 min/mile)
Monday – 6.45 easy miles (average pace – 8:38 min/mile)
Tuesday – 8.5 mile speed workout with 3 x 1600 m @ 5k pace with 600 m recovery (1600′s @ 6:40, 6:30, 6:36; average pace – 7:45 min/mile).
Total – 56.95 miles
- After my legs feeling really tired last week, I was on alert for any weird aches or pains that would signify my body needed a break or was on the verge on injury. Fortunately, I felt okay enough to complete every workout and my legs weren’t as tired. I wonder if the back-to-back 10 milers is what did me in? I guess I’ll see how I react next week.
- My “easy” runs were at a slower pace this week which I also think helped with the above. I could definitely slow down more though and I’m sure it would be beneficial.
- I did a little bit better with my tempo run this week but was still too fast overall. Oh and that first mile was a joke. Thankfully I was able to hang on to the rest of the tempo miles.
- When I was running around my mom’s neighborhood, I ran into a friend from college that I NEVER would have expected to see in the area. It was a really nice surprise!
Alright, it’s time to head up north! Have a great Wednesday!