I pinky promise that at this time I’m not stepping back from blogging, my lack of posts lately is due to a few things including still not having internet at home, getting food poisoning on Sunday night and not leaving my couch all day Monday, and then being busy at work wrapping stuff up before leaving for Boston. It’s been a busy few weeks and I’ve barely had time to get worried about taper.. which is a good thing I think. Anyway, here goes my training from last week.
Tuesday – Recovery 7 miler with 8 x 100 m strides (7:47 min/mile). I had a lot of energy so I let myself run by feel. My apartment is farther from the lake than my last one and as this was my first run from the new location, it was fun to see exactly how far away I was and to explore the area a bit.
Wednesday – V02 Max 8 miler with 3 x 1600 m at 5k race pace (5k race pace – 6:35 min/mile; overall for run- 7:34 min/mile). I slept through my alarm so I was already feeling scrambled when I headed out to run and I wasn’t mentally ready for a tough run. I ran a 2 mile warm up, 3 x 1600 m at 6:09, 6:32, and 6:45 with a 1600 m jog between. I was surprised how easy the 6:09 felt but then didn’t want to push hard on the last two (especially the last one). Even though I probably averaged around my target pace, I wasn’t happy with myself after this run.
Thursday – Recovery 6 miler (8:11 min/mile). I felt surprisingly good after my speed work on Wednesday and just wanted to keep running. I stuck to the taper schedule though and called it quits after 6 easy miles.
Saturday – Easy 6 miler (7:37 min/mile). I wanted to run a little harder so I let myself do it while exploring my neighborhood. I had no route in mind, just ran around and tried to wind up back at my place at mile 6. I really enjoyed this and will have to do more “exploring” after Boston.
Sunday – 12 miler (7:52 min/mile). I wasn’t feeling this run at all. Sometimes I psych myself out with shorter weekend long runs and don’t mentally prepare at all because “12 miles isn’t that long”… wrong! All long runs deserve more respect than that :P. To keep my mind entertained I ran to the tip of Navy Pier and stopped to take some pictures. I haven’t been out there since last summer.
As you can see there was a complete lack of strength training last week. I debated doing some but decided not to because I wasn’t feeling it, our DVD player wasn’t set up, and I didn’t want to wear my body down anymore. Right now is the time to rest and trust my training.
Is everyone else loving running in the spring weather?