I know I am late on this training recap, but things have been a little crazy around here. We’ve had a few major ups and downs, and I have been feeling a little emotionally drained. Regardless, I have still been training and running has been going well. I had a fantastic long run that ended with a mile at 7:30. I’m starting to feel fast again, and it’s great to let loose and see how fast I can go.
Key Workouts: 800 repeats, 10-mile long run
Monday: Rest + Vinyasa Yoga
Tuesday: 5-mile easy run (9:24/mi) + Yin Yoga
This must have been pretty uneventful because I don’t even remember it.
Wednesday: 1.5 mile WU 4×800 1.5 mile CD + Hatha Yoga
It was SO NICE to get back to the track. I was really happy just to be there. The 800m was my event in high school track and it feels fantastic to get back to my sprinting roots. I tried to hold back a little, since this was not intended to be a threshold workout. I was looking to just dip my toe back into the pool of track. I can’t believe how much I missed it.
Thursday: 4-mile easy run (9:32/mi) + Yin Yoga
I took Frank with me on an easy run. He did three miles, and I ran one alone. I try to take him with me on at least one easy run per week because he really holds me accountable to a slower pace. My last mile alone was at 8:30 pace, so that kind defeated the purpose of the slow run. I’m still working on going slower. 🙂
Friday: Rest Day + Yin Yoga
Saturday: 5 miles easy, but on some hills
I was meeting up with the Kansas Caving Society in Lawrence, so I figured I’d go out for a run to take advantage of the hillier terrain out there. I kept things slow, but there were certainly a few quad-burning moments.
Sunday: 10-mile LSD (9:06/mi)
This was a classically awesome long run. It was my first time hitting double digits since the Route 66 Marathon. I kept the first half slow and gradually got faster as I went along. By the time I was done, I was hitting sub-8:00 paces. It was crazy. I felt so fantastic.
Total: 30 miles
Next week (which is actually this week): I have two key workouts (a 12 mile LSD and a 7 mile tempo run). Unfortunately, this week is not going as well as last week, so although I intended to get 35 miles in, I will definitely not be hitting that. More on that later.
Hope all is well with you! How has your training been going? What kind of run do you do to build confidence in your fitness level?
Look at Sydney all tired and not biting me.