Training: Back to the Cold
Last week was a solid week of training. My easy runs felt good and I had two quality workouts. Since the Mercedes half marathon was more of a workout, I recovered quickly. Not that I’m complaining…
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes at McAlpine Park in Charlotte|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Thursday:||12X2 minutes with 30 seconds rest|
|Friday:||Easy 70 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Sunday:||2X4 mile tempo (6:42 pace)|
I didn’t race this week and I probably won’t next week. Due to weather, February is typically a “drier” race month in New Jersey. I’m happy to get a couple of quality weeks of training under my belt as well. My next major race is the Shamrock half marathon in about a month. That will be a race to hopefully test my fitness. Incase you are interested, I wrote about my 2017 Spring Goal Races here.
Speaking of New Jersey, I’m having a hard time adjusting back to the climate. When I left, we hadn’t had a lot of cold days and now running in the 20s feels difficult. It’s quite a shock from the drastic humidity of Alabama. So if you see someone running around in a parka, it might be me.
Thursday: 12×2 minutes with 30 seconds rest (average 6:15 pace)
I appreciate my workouts are rarely the same. This is one of the better workouts I’ve had lately. I’m back to doing workouts on roads and I felt good
Sunday: 2X4 miles (6:42 average)
This workout intimidated me. The goal pace was 6:44. I did the workout on roads and it flew by. I never felt amazing but I was able to make the pace.
This week will be similar. I’ll just crank through workouts and get them under my belt.
Questions for you:
How was your week of training?
Where is your favorite spot to workout?