Training: Recovery, Photoshoots and Miles

In summary I spent the majority of the week recovering from Broad Street.  Some races take more out of you than others, and this was one of the later.  Recovery logs equal boring training logs, but I would rather log those than injury based logs!

running injury free

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday were easy runs.  There was nothing of note.  So sorry for my lack of blogging content there… 

Wednesday: Uptempo 6.75 miles (6:52 pace)
I knew this wouldn’t be a “record-breaking” run, but it was nice to get some uptempo miles.  My legs were sore from Broad Street but not injured.  It felt like a moderate effort.

Thursday: Pretend Photoshoot
While it wasn’t a run, it was awesome to try out the new Saucony Ride 9 as well as take some photos for our store.  As most people know, but I’m awkward and not a super model, but we got some cool shots.  I’ve run a bit in the Saucony Ride 9 and so far, I like them a lot.  They are quickly becoming a favorite shoe of mine.

saucony ride 9

Sunday: 16 miles with 6.5 at 6:34 pace
This workout terrified me, to be honest.  I haven’t run much over the half marathon distance, so a long run was not in my comfort zone.  I felt good during the entire run.  The middle 6.5 miles was supposed to be around 6:30 pace.  While I was a little above pace, my effort level was there, so I have no complaints.

This week was my first issue free week in a while, and I felt good.  After having several minor issues and lacking motivation, I have no complaints.  Next week, I have the Newport 10k which I’m excited to race.  I don’t get to race 10ks often so it will be a treat!

Finally, last week was a Running Post Heavy Week so here is a quick list incase you missed any!
April Training Recap: 248 Miles
How to Race Well in Unfavorable Conditions
Broad Street 10 Miler (1:01.59)

Questions for you:
What is your favorite workout?
What is the last thing you did that scared you?

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  1. I agree – recovery posts > injury posts! I have a pretty boring week to report on myself. But I would rather boring than injured!! Nice 16 miler, too!!!

  2. 16 miles is great? Are you thinking fall marathon or did you just feel like doing a longer run?

    1. I normally put in one longer run a month. Since I’ve done several half marathons in the Spring, I figured that counted!

    1. Haha, I always tell people if you love the color of the shoe, it’s probably not one designed for you. 😉

  3. here’s a question: how do you decide when you’re recovered enough to run again? I know you could just start running again and stop if it hurts, but do you have any other ways of recommending when to go for that initial run after injury when you’ve been feeling good for awhile?

    1. I always give myself a few days after I feel 100% while walking around. I also normally run minimally for a few days depending on what it was/is. I ran 1 mile and counts as the run for the day.

  4. Great shot of you in those shoes! That’s awesome that you take your recovery so seriously, injuries are not fun and you are reaping the benefits of a solid recovery. And as for 10Ks– I feel like they are few and far between because 5Ks are just easier for race directors to manage so they do those instead! You questions answered: Favorite workout is combo interval/temp and the last thing I did that scared me was bang my knee really hard.

  5. I love the updates to the Ride. Can’t wait to retire my current pair! That photo is great, you did an awesome job!

  6. Ah, photoshoot fun! I did one for the ole running store back in the day. Luckily, it was with a group, which made the situation less awkward and nerve-wrecking. You’ll have to share the pics!

  7. For a boring week, you still had some great workouts and that’s what counts.

    I like the photos and am glad you like the shoes! I’ve never tried Saucony but love their clothes… I am thinking about picking up the Kinvara for some of my summer workouts, though.

  8. I’m glad you had a solid recovery week with no issues!! That’s always great to hear! Also, love the photoshoot picture!

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