Training week. This was my last week of lolligaging training. What does that mean exactly?
Well running half marathons because I like too. Running a random amount of miles because I feel. Whatever. Next week starts the beginning of the summer training, which coincidently begins with some rest. But let’s review last week really quick:
69 miles of running.
Broken down as followed:
13.1 miles racing 1:30.35 (I’ll recap that at some point)
4 miles coaching and creating clones of me
6.5 miles of a somewhat tempo at 7:27 pace
45.4 easy miles
Roughly 2 hours swimming
Rest my legs a lot most of the week to begin an intense summer cycle. Rest is key because I cannot *repeat* cannot get another stress fracture or any sort of injury really.
Run my first 5k in 6 months (probably be sore as crap the next day). I need to get some sort of a baseline. Optimally I would love to be under 20 minutes, but I am not…by any stretch of the imagination very good at 10ks let alone 5k. Why yes my fastest half marathon pace is FASTER by 15 seconds per mile then my fastest cross country 5k…let’s work on that…
For my best half time, I should be well under a 19 minute 5k. Am I close to that? No not really. Enough musings from the peanut gallery.
Swim a lot (I still have that ocean mile swim coming up)
Then after some nice resting, I’ll be primed and ready to run next week some good workouts. I’m hoping this week rejuvenates my legs.
With that I leave you of this photo of me and a muscle milk truck, because who doesn’t love that stuff.
Questions for you:
- Do you like muscle milk?
- What is your favorite running distance ever?
I like muscle milk but I rarely drink it because I prefer Hammer Recoverite or Gatorade Recovery.
Marathons are my favorite. They are all I’d run if I could.
Great miles this week! So speedy. Haha you sound like me, my half marathon pace is FASTER than my 5k and 10k paces/PRs. Uhh how does that happen. Lol.
Love that muscle milk truck picture!
You can smoke 19 minutes. If I could do it 8 months ago, then you can kill it. From what I’ve raced I like 5ks best. I hate hate hate anything under two miles. I’m good at locking into paces for a long time, so I think I could do really well in some longer distances. That is, if I stop getting injured, so you don’t go get yourself down that path!
3 miles because I’m a wuss that can’t run far 😉
that truck is awesome, man you are so good at sticking to training!
I’ve actually never had muscle milk but I do like protein shakes :). And I like milk in general and chocolate soymilk and almond milk and stuff like that. So I’d prolly like muscle milk.
I love how you said you ran 4 miles while coaching and creating clones of yourself. My friends nicknamed me the Tiny Terror, so when I’m coaching, I sometimes refer to the little girl kiddos as “tiny terrors in training” hehe.
I have never tried muscle milk. Is it tasty? I have found a new protein powder that I love : Myofusion. It’s “althete and elite” protein powder and it is SO GOOD. No awkward protein taste.
And damn girl. I wish I had that much time to run!!
Your half marathons put me to shame! My favourite distance is the marathon, but in a slightly cowardly way – I’m better at running slower for longer. I used to run a lot of half marathons and got to a 1:30:22 in 2010, but have come nowhere near that since then. If anything the shorter the distance, the more the race intimidates me – I am not lithe enough for any serious speed any more. I really admire the consistency of your speedy times.
We don’t have Muscle Milk in the UK (at least I don’t think we do…) which is a shame, because the protein drinks we have over here are all about 300 calories and loaded with sugar for a tiny bottle. Not exactly healthy, despite the label.
under 19 minutes for 5k doesn’t even register to me. I dont think I could drive that in 19 minutes ahhahahah
I feel like i need to try muscle milk because of all you rave about it. I also think that should be your car.
Oh ya, and I think that you’ll be great with your training this summer…the rest week will let you KILL it for the remainder of the time!
Fave racing distance = half marathon
Fave training distance = 18-20 miles
And if I can hit 20, you can certainly KILL 20 minutes – you’re far faster! 🙂
I loveee Muscle Milk! I especially love mixing it with some coconut water. So gooood!
“lolligagging” – what a fantastic word. just thought i’d point that out.
I have no idea what my good race distance is, as I can count the number of races i’ve ever done on one hand. But I think you *can* make under 20 minutes. The first step? KNOWING you can. 😛
I don’t do muscle milk, unfortunately my stomach does not like it so much.
It looks like you have a great plan going for you! With your training regimen, I’m sure you’ll be under 19 in no time! Also, I’m obsessed with your sneakers. Love that color!
&I’m a fan of muscle milk, but would rather make my own shakes cuz they taste better 🙂
love muscle milk. Your a running machine!
never tried muscle milk…and never run anything longer than a 5k 🙁 I wish I could get into it as much as you!
Muscle milk is da shizzz.
And 45.4 easy miles? All at once?
I’m kidding. I am not that dumb.
Yeah to muscle milk! Nom.
I love me some half marathons! Def. my fav distance as well 🙂
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