As I mentioned in my training log last week, the goal was to take a step back from training this week. I’ve been consistently running for about a month now and needed a “back off” week.
Back off, rest, cut back….you get the idea.
|Tuesday:||Rest||15 minutes core|
|Wednesday:||Easy 40 minutes||15 minutes core|
|Thursday:||3 Mile Group Run|
|Friday:||Easy 40 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Sunday:||6 mile tempo||15 minutes core|
All of my easy runs were easy. They were boring, untimed and I just ran for 30-40 minutes. The Group run was definitely my favorite. There is a local 5k in a few weeks called The Flying Fish 5k that runs from the Flying Fish Brewery.
I signed up for it, and our running store hosted a group run with them on Thursday. We ran an easy 3 miles and hung out at Flying Fish afterwords. It was fun to get a few miles with a lot of friends and just hang out.
This run gets it’s own blurb since it’s the first workout I’ve done since May. Instead of racing this weekend, I opted for a tempo run. It put less pressure on my legs but still got turnover and speed work done. While it was hot, my legs questioned how to run fast, and I felt awful, I’m glad I did it. I’ll have to rip the band-aid off for speed work eventually. Right now I’m limited to one-speed workout a week: either a race or a workout but not both.
In summary, I’m happy with how the run went, but I do know I have a lot to do to get back where I was.
Next week I plan to get back into training. I’m hoping to begin consistently adding longer runs and getting back into higher mileage. I feel as if I’m in the limbo stage of running where I’m not 100% healthy, but I’m not injured either. If you get too arrogant during this stage, you end up injured again.
Questions for you:
Do you like group runs or running by yourself?
What was your best workout of the week?