Training: Easy Miles and Workouts

me running winter

It’s been another boring week of training down.  Generally the last two months have been boring.  I’ve been training, and consistently training at that, but I haven’t raced.  I haven’t raced at my peak fitness since October and I will say I miss that! Hopefully the weather cooperates and this is my last week of not training.

Anyway, not that the week was bad because it wasn’t.  I got what I needed and wanted out of the week but it was nothing exciting.

Monday: Easy 60 minutes
Tuesday: Easy 75 minutes
Wednesday: REST
Thursday: 12X400s average 88 seconds
Friday: Easy 45 minutes
Saturday: Easy 45 minutes
Sunday: 14 miles/7 mile tempo

On Wednesday, I had planned to do my workout and I woke up and realized my body was exhausted and not ready.  Not only did I nix the workout, I didn’t run altogether.  I am glad I went that route and with sleep and rest, I felt much better for my workout.

12x400s 88 seconds with 400 recovery

I ran on the road, and it was very similar to last week.  I was happy I spent time resting and overall was happy with the workout.  Truthfully, I do like doing speed work (even 400s) on the road because that is where I generally race.


I am hopeful this will be one of the last weeks without racing.  Unlike January, there are more local races in February.  As you can probably tell from my training log, I am itching to get back out there and see where I’m at-fitness wise.

Posts from the week:

Questions for you:

How has the weather been where you are?

What is your next race?


  1. Training is really tough over the winter. Tough but necessary. Just had my first race last weekend on some ice. I already feel sharper from it. Next race is February 10th. A 2 miler on the road.

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