Training for Life (85 miles)


Monday: 10.12 treadmill easy (8:49 pace)
Tuesday: 10.5 miles treadmill (8:22 pace) starting to feel better
Wednesday: 10.77 miles treadmill (8:32 pace)
Thursday: 11.55 miles tempo

(45 mins 5.25 miles/46 minutes 6.3 miles)

Friday: 10.55 Lake Onondaga Park Recovery (8:40)
2 Hours Elliptical
Saturday: 10.65 Lake Onondaga Park Recovery (8:22)
Sunday: Hopefully a 20 miler with Laura
Total: Tentative 85 miles



My running has been going very smoothly this week.  With my efforts on recovery, I seemed to actually…well almost fully recover.  Go figure.  I spent the earlier week running on the treadmill because it was below 20 degrees at 6 in the morning, dark, and snowing.  That’s that, plus it’s easy to control your pace on the treadmill.  Then the weather seemed to warm up by the end of the week and it’s supposed to continue to do that.  (but with rain…)

Thursday I made the executive decision that instead of doing 90 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes tempo PM, I was going to do 10 miles in the morning, the first 45 minutes easier and the second 45 at a harder effort .  I wanted to slash miles while still doing a tempoish run this week because I am hoping to do a 20 miler today.   So I did 45 minutes at around an 8:30 pace and then 46 minutes as an overall 7:18 pace).  The last 5k, I finished in 21:20 and was proud of my efforts for the day.

Cross training:

To answer your question and to be fully honest, Ive fallen off the bandwagon for cross training.  I know when I tend to just run I get injured (from running or not) so I plan to start cross training more on the elliptical as well as get back into strength training once or twice a week.  My legs feel fine right now and I’d prefer to keep them that way.

Finally, don’t forget to submit a #coffeeaday photo.  I have 10 right now, but you still have until tonight to submit! 

Questions for you:

How have your workouts been going?

Favorite strength workout? 

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  1. This is a great week of training. I was actually talking to my assistant coach yesterday about the benefits of running really high mileage and used you as an example of it. He said my times should go way down Down if I try it so this summer I’ll be on a new plan hopefully. Oh and it’s hard not to get caught up In the running craze without leaving room for cross training. Glad your legs feel better.

  2. You’re going to laugh but you should definitely do the Blogilates Abs & Arms workouts. 1.) They’re convenient 2.) Maybe it’s because I’m just a blob but they make my body burn in a good way.

    20 miles. UGH. Can I please take some of it?!

    1. I like short core workouts…my mind is not fully capable of doing more then 20 minutes of strength right now. I’m really trying though ha ha.

  3. Amazing mileage :-). It sounds like you’re loving the run at the moment. What’s your favourite type of cross training? (You know, when you’re actually in the mood for it!).

  4. 85 mile week, ballerrr!! And nicely done on the 20 miler too, of course I saw on twitter/FB 😀 that’s gotta feel good, a new PDR! I’m all about the strength training right now…well, obviously, I have to get strong again before I can even start running. Walking lunges with a weight….mmm sore quads lol.

  5. Yey for getting your legs back!
    I need to follow your example and get serious about cross training. As much as I hate it, that’s exactly why I need to suck it up… so I am not confined to doing nothing but cross training.

  6. I would prefer you remain uninjured too 😉 I am hoping the weather is warming up for you girl, I think we have finally said good bye to the 30’s and 20’s here. fingers crossed!!!

  7. I never used to do much cross training, but I kept getting injured… so I’ve switched to less days of running and more spinning/weights which I really enjoy, but I know I could be improving my speed with more miles. I’m hoping to inch them back up this summer for a fall marathon, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be doing 85/week, rock star! 🙂

  8. Hi! I’m SO behind on my blog reading, so forgive me. Glad to hear your recovery methods are paying off! After the tri on Sunday, I spent the afternoon hanging out in the pool with my teammates. It’s considered “active recovery” if you’re drinking and doing doggie paddle/water polo drills, right? 😉

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