Training Last Week: 400s and Moving

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Greetings from the Cotton State. As most people know, I have relocated to Montgomery, Alabama for the next few weeks. While it wasn’t what I anticipated doing in 2017, sometimes things happen. Even though I’ve been here less than 24 hours, I’ve had a positive experience.

So how was training last week?

With working, packing and moving, training took a back seat. I still ran but life was more important. To be honest, I’ve been in a funk with running. My guess it’s a combination of having several runs in pouring rain and 30 degrees or bitter wind. Running in that weather hasn’t been the most pleasant but I’m hoping a change of scenery will also help.

Monday: Easy 60 min run
Tuesday; 10X400s warmup/cooldown
Wednesday: Easy 65 min run
Thursday: Easy 70 min run
Friday: Easy 65 min run
Saturday: 12 Mile Long Run
Sunday: Easy 65 mins
Total: 63 miles

Workout: 10X400s with 90 seconds rest

As most people know, I generally do my workouts on roads. Back in New Jersey, I didn’t have access to a track, plus I race on roads. My pace for the 400s averaged about 6 min/mile pace. I would have liked to be faster but my legs didn’t have it. I finished the workout feeling meh. I wasn’t confident but I wasn’t overly upset either.

The rest of the runs were easy with nothing major of note. I always enjoy running in Central PA and did my long run out there.

The plan for this upcoming week is to continue trucking along. (Isn’t always the plan?) I’ll be getting used to a brand new (life) schedule and brand new running routes. Neither of which I mind but it will effect training.

Posts from the week:
December Training
Run for Jack 5k (18:30)
Runners You Might Encounter this Winter

Questions for you:
Do you do workouts on roads or on the track?
How was the weather where you are?

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  1. It’s amazing that when you are in a funk with running, you still manage 63 miles a week! When I’m in a funk with running, I sit on my couch. I hope the change in scenery and weather will be good for your running and you! It is supposed to be pretty warm here in the south this weekend!

  2. Workouts are on road, grass track and off-road trails, but will mostly depend on the race to come. Currently it is road racing so more towards road workouts. Running in mostly rain and light drizzles this week, as long as there is no hail or lightning I’m ok.

  3. Although I don’t think I’ve commented before, I’ve followed your blog for the past couple of years. I just wanted to say, welcome to Alabama! I’m relatively new in the state too (moved here in November 2016), moving from Pittsburgh where I went to grad school. If you ever pass through Birmingham and need recommendations for the city, give me a shout!

  4. Running wise, you picked the perfect time of year to migrate south, at least :). Even in your running funk, you ran a ton and it was super speedy.

  5. I agree with Amy Lauren, that it’s a great time to be going south. And when I first read that you relocated temporarily I thought “Wow- I wish I could temporarily relocate somewhere warm for the next few weeks!” It’s great that your experience has been a good one so far and that you are adapting.

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