Last week’s training went well. It’s definitely hard to beat the week before and running a hard 15 miler, but I have no complaints about last week. I went back to a somewhat regular routine and got done what I needed.
|Monday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||3 mile race (18:20) average 6:07 pace|
As always, the easy miles are just that…easy. Coming back from my rest period last year, I’ve run a lot more by time versus a set amount of miles. I like it better. Less stress and it doesn’t really matter if I run 4.8 miles or 5.2. That .4 (or whatever) probably won’t bring me a PR.
12X400s 90 seconds
It was windy and cold, but I was able to get the workout done. My legs were still tired from the 15-mile race, but I ran for where I was at that day. That’s all you can do. I’ve run faster, and I’ve slower.
If I judged this workout by the first few intervals, I would have stopped. Workouts and races aren't made in the first few minutes. Finished stronger than I started and I'll never complain about a healthy, strong finish whether it's the end of the month or the end of a workout. . . 12x400s outside averaging 90 seconds
3 Mile Race (18:20):
It was supposed to be a 5k, but it was exactly 3 miles. Results will label it a 5k, but there is no sense lying to myself! The race itself went fine. I didn’t feel great, but it was nice to get out there again. It was cold and windy, with a feels like temperature of about 10. My splits were consistent (6:05, 6:08, 6:07) and I ran the entire race alone.
Many weeks I do a fast finish/tempo with my long run. My body was not feeling it, so I didn’t. It felt good to stretch out the legs. I ran around an 8-minute mile, which is moving faster than my recovery runs but not going hard.
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Questions for you:
How was your week of training? Are you a football fan?
What was your best workout?