I had a great running week – I finally feel like I am back in the training groove and I am loving it! I hit 20 miles this week, so I was very excited about that! Also, did my first 2-a-day run and I loved it. I have been catching up on everyone’s blogs since my vacation and reading my newest Runner’s World and I am just so excited to be back into and have a race coming up on the calendar. I am in running mode, and it’s kinda great. Anyways lets get right into the recap shall we!
Monday was a planned rest day and it was lovely. Tuesday I hit up the treadmill at the gym because it was cold out and I was going to Body Pump so I figured that was the best plan. I had a great workout both on the mill and in body pump. I did 2.7 miles in 30 minutes on the treadmill followed by Body Pump. Though I wasn’t as sore the next day after class as I was last week so I think it will be soon time to up my weights.
Wednesday was a 30 minute morning run outside and it was freezing out – it’s pretty much winter temperatures here the last week which was great. I did 2.6 miles in 30 minutes which was a little slower then I did on the treadmill the day before. I think my legs were just feeling a little sluggish which happens. Especially at that hour in the morning in the cold, I am not kidding when I say I wasn’t awake until I was about a half mile from home.
Thursday was an unexpected rest day. I woke up planning to run and then my bed was so warm that I decided that I could run after work and go to body pump just like Tuesday. Turns out my day and life had other plans and I didn’t get home until after 10pm. Such is life!
Friday I did an interval run that was pretty well painful. It was one of those runs where I felt my aerobic capacity has decreased significantly since lowering my training and I just knew I had to push through the pain to get back to where I was. I find when you have runs like this one you just know that your pushing through because there are better things to come. So that’s what I did and it sucked and I got through it. I just keep saying to myself – can’t stop, won’t stop!! I ran a total of 3.6 miles in 40 minutes. Intervals were supposed to be at 8:30 pace, a pace that at one time was very comfortable for me. I will get there again.
I5: 9:30 <- Dying
Saturday was my first scheduled 2-a-day! I did the first 2 miles in 22 minutes and they felt what I thought was pretty good. That evening I want back out and did another 2.7 miles and my legs felt so loose! I foam rolled in between and stretched but I guess the first shorter run just causes your legs to loosen up because I felt great! I can’t wait to tackle another one of these.
Sunday I did my long run in Bowering Park where I have never run before. It was so scenic and I really enjoyed it. I find when I run new routes I tend to go a little faster and push more because I don’t know the mile markers by heart. I did 5.3 miles in 60 minutes and then walked .7 miles back to my car rounding out my run at 6 miles.
This week my big goal is to break my personal longest distance of 6.2 miles during my long run. Also I just took a look back at Daily Mile and my biggest month of mileage is 69 miles last August at the height of my race training just before I injured myself the first time so my goal for June is to blow that record out of the water. It’s only June 5 and I’ve already got 20 miles under my belt.
|Run (Minutes)||40 min||40 min||30 min||31 min||30 min||rest||70 min|
|Elliptical / Arc (Min)|
|Class||Body Pump||Body Pump||yoga|
I need to update my playlist – what’s your latest fav workout song?
Anyone ever experience an interval run like mine on Friday? How do you push through?
What’s your mantra?