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Training Log: Rest and Cranking Away

Training Log: Rest and Cranking Away

Another week of summer training in the books.  As I mentioned in my July training log, August would be busy.  Last week proved that to me already.  I’m not complaining but it’s meant putting other things in front of running including sleep.   Like the week prior, I only meant for 1 rest day but ended with 2 as well as missing both a workout and race.  I ended with a solid long run so ending on a high note is always nice.

Since August is a low key month in regards to training, it’s not a big deal to miss runs.  I don’t want to start missing every run, but 1 or 2 a week is not a problem.  While I was sad to miss both a race and workout, the weather on Saturday was thunderstorming and pouring rain, so it wouldn’t have made for a fun race anyway!

So where to start?

Monday: Easy 45 minutes
Tuesday: Easy 60 minutes
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Easy 60 minutes
Friday: Easy 60 minutes
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 15-mile run with 2X5k at 7:11

My easy runs were just that, easy.  I say that every week but for the most part, there isn’t anything thrilling about them.  It seems repetitive but easy miles are there to build a base. I wanted to race on Saturday but something popped up in the morning which made it impossible.  I could have squeezed a run in, but I didn’t feel like it between the weather and exhaustion.

Sunday:

I ran a 15 mile long run with 2X5k at 7:11 pace.  I personally like to add some of speed into my longer runs because they can get “boring”.  Some weeks I go with a faster finish but this week I decided to do a workout.  The workout itself is around a marathon pace versus half but I have no complaint of effort.  It was a feel like temp of 93 and dewpoint of 71.

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.

Thoughts:

As someone who blogs about running, it can be difficult to talk about just down weeks or even months.  That is what the summer has been for me.  I don’t “need” to be training for anything right now.  There are just periods of time where you’re healthy and living life, but not training for anything.  That’s where I’m at right now.

Posts from the Week:

July Training Recap

Under Armour Sonic HOVR Shoe Review

200 Diner Review Recap

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2 responses

  1. I’m the same way right now. I feel like the last few weeks have been crazy and I end up taking more rest days than normal. I’m fine with that though, as long as I know I’m getting my important runs in then I can take the extra rest days when I need.

  2. The weather has been so crazy with thunderstorms here that I feel bad for my friends who are trying to train for say, Fall marathons. Some of these monsoon days, I’m glad I’m in a gym and not running in it!

    There’s so much more to running than “training” though- there’s the simple joy of just going for a run and that’s honestly what I miss with being injured, miss that way more than the “grind”. Not all running has to be training.

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