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.
5.1 Mile run. Easy (untimed) in the rain.
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
Easy 8.2 mile run. No watch…no anything. Just easy. Felt good.
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).
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
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.
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?