Training: Catching Up and Unexpected Rest Days
Another week of summer training in the books. It was my first week back after vacation and I felt as though I dove right. Looking back, there wasn’t much life downtime which seemed to catch up to me on Saturday (which added an extra rest day). So where to start?
|Monday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Wednesday:||6X800s averaging 6:20 pace|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
My easy runs were just that, easy. I say that every week but for the most part, there isn’t anything thrilling about them. I try and run on different routes or places, along with where I need to be so I can switch it up and don’t get too bored. I am lucky I have a shower I can use, so I’m able to do that.
On Saturday, I woke up late and had to work, so I chose to go to a diner instead of going for a run. I wanted it, and I could have just as easily run for an hour, but honestly, the relaxation was exactly what I needed.
Wednesday: 6X800s with 800 jog (average 6:20 pace)
This workout wasn’t the fastest I’ve done, in fact, it might have been one of the slowest but it was hot, humid, and I’m just not in the same shape as when I set PRs. Honest, that is fine! For more than half of the years I’ve run, I haven’t run through the summer.
I’ve either been injured, burned out, or too busy (and yes when you’re out of the house for more than 12 hours, priorities change, and you are too busy to include running).
Anyway, I was proud to log a workout. It might not have been my fastest but it was healthy, and that is all I can ask of myself!
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This summer I made a promise to myself that I would be smarter with training and rest as well as just being grateful to run. . You see most summers I’m either burned out or injured. This year, my workouts are minutes slower but I wake up healthy and happy to run. . #workoutwednesday was 6x800s on the roads averaging 6:20 pace.
I had a much better long run than last week. I just felt all around, much better. I ran 15 miles and picked it up the last 7 with an average of 7:10 pace. I prefer to my longer runs this way. It gives me some time to warm up and then work on a fast finish. Plus it somewhat breaks up the monotony of a longer run.
Other then that, not a lot going on. The next two weeks will be busy in life as well as work. I’ll still log summer miles and hopefully workouts. I’m looking at a few fall races as well.
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Questions for you:
Do you take a planned rest day off each week?
What is your favorite fall half marathon?