Training Week of Low Mileage

It’s hard to remember exactly what I did this week as far as training goes, because I didn’t have anything to do except take it easy and cross train. So yes, I miss national running day and didn’t run.  Oh I’m a fake runner now.   (But I have added some photos from my last half so you will believe that I still run)

Beginning of the race (20k and half starters) I’m right behind the woman in the pink (the 10k winner)

That being said here are my stats of training:

13,500 meters of swimming

2 hours spent on the Arc

25 miles running  (5k trail race in 19:30…recap sometime soon…though 5ks have less musings.  Lame!).

3 p90x workouts completed (ie:  3 dates with Tony)

Just chilling.

Why cross train and cut my miles this week?

Well, I’m done with half marathons for a while.  Running 5ks and running halves doesn’t take the exact same training. In fact, this time it’s going to take training I’ve never done before.  Speed work.  I have never (not once) done a legit workout on the track.  I’ve run ten miles on the track, but 5X400 or something…nope never done it.  So my body was being rested and primed for that.

The final “push”

Plus I hadn’t really had any down time since I broke my arm-so might as well right? 

Where am I going next week?

I don’t know.  Actually, I’d like to be up around 60-70 miles with some productive speedier runs.  I’m going to attempt to do two speed workouts separated weekly, a long run and the rest easy.  With some swimming and core work in there (because cross training will hopefully keep me injury free.).  No races actually next week because I’m going to a wedding on Saturday (9 hours of driving!).

lolz. This must have been in the beginning.

Question for you: How were your workouts this week? 

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  1. Glad you had a good rest girl! Even the most bomb runners need a break every once in a while 🙂 Can’t wait to see how you transition from half’s to 5k’s! You are speedy as it is…so with speed work the other runners probably won’t even be able to see you out on the course!!! Have fun at the wedding!

  2. Haha, yes, because all of the ‘hardcore’ runners run on National Running Day 😉

    That’s an impressive time, particularly for a trail 5K – you look like you’ve still got quite a lot left at the end as well. You always seem to finish strong!

    1. …In the pictures from the half, I mean. Although I’m sure you breezed through the 5K as well. You should see the hot mess I look when I’m finishing a race.

  3. Good luck for 5K training! Speedwork is tough but you feel invincible at the end. Amazing job cross training this week by the way. I have no motivation to get in the pool/on the elliptical/on the bike, so props to you x10203.

  4. active recovery ftw!! in college my coach always had us take 2 weeks off between seasons…we were allowed to run a bit but only short easy runs..I think I did like 4 miles every other day and the rest cross training. our winter active recovery weeks were always a bit of a shitshow too, hmm. Anyway it looks like you had a good recovery week, and I’m excited to see you bust out some intervals! 😀

  5. You look awesome in those race photos! Let me know if you want to do speedwork. I am going to try to meet the Running, Etc. Group Tuesday night.

  6. Great week! I can’t wait to see how your speed work pans out. I suck at it. I had an interesting week.. My mind isn’t into running right now so I dropped down to 40 miles and did some biking and more strength. I’m gonna do an active recovery week soon I think 🙂

  7. Don’t worry- I didn’t run on national running day either lol.

    I love that only “reason you’re not racing this weekend” is because you have a wedding lol. You’re a race-a-maniac!

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