Workouts: 400s and Tempos
Depending on what you celebrated, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Last weeks training went well. While I haven’t raced in almost a month and I’m continuing that trend. As of now, New Years looks like it could be another dicey weather day in NJ…will I ever run a race again…that is the question.
|Monday:||Easy 60 mins|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 mins|
|Friday:||Easy 75 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Sunday:||14 miles/7 at 6:59 pace|
Easy runs were just that, easy. Even in the rain, or colder weather, I’ve been trying to get outside.
I got greedy for these 400s. I thought I had crushing workouts so I would continue to crush these but I didn’t. I took the workout out faster than I could hold on too. Once I dialed it back, I was able to make the intervals which was most important. Fitness is a slow build, not a fast one.
12x400s at 5:53 pace and I could only complete 6 out of 12
Instead of giving up, I picked myself up and ran the last 6 around 6 min pace. I would have loved to nail my workout, but I didn’t. Not every workout will go smoothly, and it’s always humbling when they don’t. It’s what makes PRs feel so great.
Sunday: 14 miles with 7 miles at 6:59
I ran 2-mile warmup, 7 miles at 6:59, and 5 miles after. In the middle fast miles, I definitely felt as though I was pushing the pace. It didn’t feel comfortable but it didn’t feel terribly difficult either. I was pleased with the workout.
The last month has felt like a slow grind. I don’t feel as “sharp” as when I’m frequently racing, but I do know I’m fit.
Questions for you:
How were your holidays?
What was your best workout of the week?