January Training: 318 miles
Range of pace: 5:39-12:18-untimed
*it should be noted that the 5:39 was the first mile in the Carmel Valley 5k and my fastest mile since 2014. (My fastest mile is 5:31)
*my 12:18 was straight uphill while running in Las Vegas and I was struggling.
Rest days: 4
Longest Run: Carlsbad half marathon
Shortest run: 2-mile cooldown from Carlsbad
Most enjoyable training run: Any in California because they were warm for the change of scenery
6×1 hill mile repeats with 90 seconds rest (4 miles warm up, and 4 miles cool down)
90 minutes progression on the treadmill. Start at 6.5 pace increase by .1 every 5 minutes and .2 every 15 minutes). Ending at 10.0.
10k tempo run with 4 miles warm up and 4 miles cooldown
What a month! You might notice I didn’t choose a favorite race. I truly enjoyed each of them. Two of the races were PRS, the Carmel Valley 5k had my fastest mile in 2 years, and the Icicle 10 miler was an enjoyable and challenging course with my coworker! Choosing a favorite is impossible.
For the month of February, I will focus on quality training, workouts, and races. I will be racing, but I do not plan to taper for any races. Most of the races will be done at a workout pace. Then in the Spring, I will taper for a few races and see where it takes me. Hopefully to a few more PRs!
Questions for you:
What was your favorite workout in January?
Are you training for anything now?