Training: Every Type of Weather in 1 Week

Last week was a solid week of training.  Even though I didn’t race, I still had a quality week of training and a great workout.  Like many people in the Northeast, we had a little bit of everything weather wise.  On Thursday I swore I could have done my workout in a sports bra, followed by snow on Friday and then a deep freeze again on Saturday and Sunday.

Monday: Easy 40 minutes
Tuesday: Easy 60 minutes
Wednesday: Easy 45 minutes
Thursday: Workout
Friday: Easy 4 miles
Saturday: Easy 9 miles
Sunday: Easy 7 with 8X30 seconds fast
Total: About 57

Thursdays Workout:
3 miles (6:18)
3X5 minutes (6:15)
4X400 (5:58)

This was one of my better workouts in the last few weeks.  I feel as though if I had raced, I would have PRed in a 5k.

My easy runs were nothing of note.


Next week I’ll be tapering and running the Shamrock Half Marathon.  It is my 6th year running the Shamrock half and one of my all-time favorite races.  While it’s not a goal race, I would like to do well, and my coach and I would like to see where I’m at physically.  That is, of course, if the weather isn’t like last year.

Running related posts:
Should You Race in Racing Flats?
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler (24:13)

Questions for you:
How was your week of training?
How is the weather where you live?

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  1. OMG yes! This weather has been insane and now we’re bracing for a nor’easter tomorrow. I guess it will the treadmill for me for at least the next two days. Booooo.
    Looking forward to seeing what the weather and your race brings for the Shamrock run. Sending nothing but good vibes!

  2. Hollie! You should know that today is the Holi Festival (Google told me so), which is apparently a festival of colors in India. But you can claim it as your own, I wont tell.

    Weather in Boulder is beautiful right now (always..) 60s and sunny.

  3. The weather here isn’t too terrible. It was chilly yesterday but not too bad. Temps were in the 40s. Of course everyone here overreacted. It did snow up where my inlaws live but they live two hours upstate from us and it snows there a lot more than here (it never snows here, we have a town called SUMMERville for a reason…). But, we had our share of hot days last week too.

    Glad you got some good workouts in and best wishes at Shamrock!

  4. The weather here was so wacko last week!!! 55 on Thursday and a snow day on Friday…followed by a FREEZING weekend!!! I was ready for Spring!!!

  5. Awesome workout! Yes- our weather was insane. I’m stalking the forecast for Sunday’s half… 40s would be perfect, but it looks like I’ll have to settle for something a little cooler.

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