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Training Log Last Week: Will Winter Ever Go Away?

Training Log Last Week: Will Winter Ever Go Away?

The goal of last week was to continue to feel better and I feel like I accomplished that.  I wanted to find a 5k to race, but nothing interested me so I didn’t.  I don’t particularly like going into a longer race like the April Fools half, having not raced recently, but sometimes that is how it goes.

me running

Anyway-

Monday: Easy 45 minutes/deep tissue massage
Tuesday: Easy 60 minutes
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 12×400 6 min pace
Friday: Easy 45 minutes
Saturday: Easy 90 minutes
Sunday: 12 mile long run with progression

My running had a few hiccups last week. It didn’t go perfectly, but it went and it went a little better than the week before.

12x400s (average 6:00 min pace)

I had planned to do my workout Wednesday but I woke up late, and my legs just felt stiff.  I knew the workout wouldn’t go as well trying to cram it into a short period, so I just rested.  I felt better the next day.  Sadly, when I got to the track it was occupied.  I did my 400s in a loop around the parking lot on pavement and sidewalk (not where there were moving cars).  I felt good, and it was motivational, but it was windy.  It was my first workout in a few weeks so I’m pleased with that.

12 mile Progression

This run was probably my best in a few weeks.  I started off easy and the last 7 miles, I began cutting down from 6:50, with my final few miles around 6:29.  I felt strong during the entire run, and it definitely gave me more confidence than I’ve had in a while.

Other than that, I’m pleased with my running.  The week before, I took several days off and I’ve been focusing on getting as much sleep as possible.  It’s definitely helped I feel like I’m slowly starting to break out of my mini burnout.  I’m hoping to run well at the April Fools half on Sunday, but the weather is not looking promising.

My goal is to finish strong and mentally happy, which is something I did not achieve last year. 

 

Posts from the Week:

What I Pack in My Hiking Bag
Rest Weeks Save Training Cycles
March Training

Questions for you:
How was your week?
What is the weather like where you are?

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4 responses

  1. No – it appears winter will not go away. We’re further south than you but I totally read the wrong city on my weather app this morning. I thought it was 60 degrees outside (foolish, I know). Nope. It was 30. Needless to say, I was not dressed appropriately and froze while walking my kids to school.

  2. You had some great workouts and runs even if you didn’t race. It doesn’t feel like winter here… we don’t get much of a winter here anyway in SC. But it has been rainy and chilly.

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