As I mentioned in my May training log, last week, I’ve been running but not making running a priority. Right now, I’m “running for fun,” and while I’m still in great shape, I’m not in 100% peak performance shape. Which is fine!
Anyway, last week was a good week of training, and I spent the weekend hanging out with my family up in Newport Rhode Island. My brother, Matt, is finishing up another school before heading back overseas for a couple more years. Last time, I went a couple of years without seeing him, but it’s been nice to see him several times while he has been in various schools over the calendar year. We’ve hung out in VA, NJ, AZ, and now RI.
Last weeks training was decent.
|Monday:||60 min easy run/short hike at the Delaware Water Gap|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Wednesday:||12x400s averaging 87 with 90 seconds jog|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Sunday;||Newport 10 miler|
Where to Start?
As always, the easy runs are just that…easy. I don’t usually time my easy runs and keep them super relaxed. There are some days my body decides 8:30 miles are comfortable, and other days 10 min miles are easy. I never push the pace and running without a GPS always helps that.
12X400s with 90 seconds jog (averaging 87 seconds)
I was actually pleasantly surprised. I do my workouts on roads, and I was hoping to be around 90 seconds. My legs also felt like bricks so when I saw my average was 87, I was happy.
Newport 10 Miler (1:03.57):
I knew I wasn’t in the same shape as Broad Street last month, but I also knew Broad Street is a fast course. Newport is along the water, and it was much hotter. Plus, I would classify the race as “hilly” but there are rolling hills along the entire course. It’s beautiful and one of the most scenic races I’ve ever done. I was pleasantly surprised with my race and have no complaints. I’ll have a full race recap sometime during the week.
Wasn’t expecting much today due to my lack of training last month. . Ran a 1:03.57 10 miler which is about 5 seconds per mile faster than my 10k pace last month. . So I met that goal and I’m happy with how I ran for what I’ve been doing. For second overall, I also won a coffee mug which is ultimately the best race prize.
Posts from the Week:
Questions for you:
How was your week of training?
Do you have any goals for June?