Running

Lifetime Training Peak Weak

I was asked if I would do a day by day breakdown of my runs and workouts this week with paces.  As you know-I don’t really keep track of a lot of my paces because I find it helps me, but here you go.

Monday: 

5.1 Mile run.  Easy (untimed) in the rain.
Tuesday:

AM: 18.9 Mile long run @ 8:32 pace (3:41.30).  This is my longest run ever and the only reason I timed it was to make sure I was keeping it easy and not pushing the pace.

PM: P90x Chest and Back

Wednesday:

Easy 8.2 mile run.  No watch…no anything.  Just easy.  Felt good.

Thursday:

AM: 6.3 miles with a teammate of mine.  Still easy.

PM: 6.3 miles (again).  I had planned to do this also as an easy run, but alas stress and life got in the way.  I quickly knew when I started running that I wanted to change it to a tempo run.  Good thing I started my watch.  6.3m @6:32 pace=41:15.  I’m very happy with this run and it served as a good motivation, now if only I can keep that pace through my half next weekend.  😉 (no).

Friday:

AM: Easy 12 miler, solo and without music.  I forget if I’ve mentioned but my stupid ipod stopped working so I’ve had to be a “real runner” and run without music…until I buy a new ipod.

PM: P90x Legs and Shoulders + Ab Ripper X

Saturday:

11.75 miler.  I was just running by myself, but ended up seeing my assistant swim coach (around mile 7) on the roads and ran a few extra miles (around 10-11min pace) with her.  My overall pace was 8:05, and I felt strong running a sub 8 pace on the 10 miles alone.

Sunday:  

AM: Tempo 4 miler.  This one was rough but I reminded myself tempos are good for the soul and racing myself means I’m the ultimate victor.  I have dubbed my tempo runs the Pancake Series.  The winner gets free pancakes…Well considering there is one person and that one person is me…you know where this is going.

PM: Easy 10.2 run with my assistant swim coach again.  It was her first double digit run!

Total 83.5 miles

This is my lifetime highest mileage week.  The best part was-they were quality runs.  I had 2 tempos and a long run.  The rest were easy and recovery.

All in all it was a very solid workout week.  Very solid.   Next week, I’m going into taper for my half next Sunday.   I get to significantly cut my miles in hopes to run a sub 1:30 half.  I can’t wait. 

I know I have a couple speed workouts (Wednesday and Thursday) to get my legs in the right mind frame, then off to Plattsburgh.

Questions for you:

How was your training week? 

What is your favorite workout? 

Do you like to workout in the AM or PM? 

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18 thoughts on “Lifetime Training Peak Weak”

  1. wow–you’re an insanely fast runner! I wish I preferred afternoon workouts, but I find a lot of the time that its easier to focus in the morning before the day’s obstacles and to-do’s get in the way

  2. Jealous! You get all that time to run.
    I have no choice but to run in the evening now. It’s when I have liberty and I can’t even go unless I have a buddy. On the weekends I workout in the morning, which is when I prefer. Except I sleep in super later because I’m dead tired from firewatch the night before. Anyway, good for you! Keep it up.

  3. SUPER solid training week!! I have no doubt you will be crushing the 1:30 in your half! I will be CHEERING for you while simultaneously racing over here on the west coast! 🙂
    I hope you’re having a great weekend!
    xoxo!

  4. Wow, awesome mileage and nice job with the paces/recovery! I’m becoming mostly a morning runner, which I LOVE. It feels great to run first thing and not worry about getting my run in later…and it will help in the summer when it’s WAY too hot to run in the day. I do love night runs too though.

  5. Yay for a great training week, and good luck on the half next weekend! 🙂

    I far prefer working out in the morning–the gym is less crowded and I focus better, plus the rest of my day always works better if I’ve already gotten in a workout. 🙂

  6. Hollie, what a great week for you! I’m so happy for you because you deserve a week like this with the injuries you’ve had to deal with lately. I know you are going to reach your goal because you truly work so hard. Rock on. 🙂

  7. wow, what an amazing week! I’m inspired to actually train for something now, haha.
    I usually like to workout first thing, or right before lunch. I can get more done with the day. I actually enjoy evening workouts as well, but I’m not very good at fueling for them, and either end up getting a horrible stomachache from eating too much before, or not eating enough and binging after. So I stick to morning.
    I’m starting to really settle into running – I’m not at all a natural runner and I’m super slow, but I have finally reached a point where I can relax and run! If only it would stop snowing here, haha..

  8. Seriously, what the heck. That is so much running lol. How do you find time?? I prefer working out in the AM… get it done and then don’t have to think about it the rest of the day. I’m usually tired in the PM anyway and just want to have dinner, unwind and go to sleep.

  9. WOW!! I’ve never ran that high of mileage. I’d say I average about 60mpw, but I want to get to 70 this summer. I’m soooo ready to start working hard and get back into xc shape. I have 23 school days (kteacher) and its on! 🙂 I just can’t train like I want during the school yr. Hollie, you are going to do so awesome for your half, and I can’t wait to see bug things for you this fall for your last xc season. Keep up your awesomeness!! 🙂

  10. Don’t you get super sore running that much? I guess your legs get used to it eventually… or at least that’s what I’m hoping because I would LOVE to run that much… dreaming 🙂

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