Training Log: Recovering, Workouts, and Rain…Lots of Rain
Last week was all about recovering from the Boothbay Half Marathon, getting in miles, and building back fitness. I contemplated running a race, but I didn’t feel like running a 5k in the pouring rain and after a late night.
I still managed to get workouts in and good workouts at that.
|Monday:||4-5 Mile Hike through Wells State Park (Mass)|
|Tuesday:||60-minute easy run|
|Wednesday:||12X400 (averaging 6:00 min pace)/400 jog between|
|Friday:||60-minute easy run|
|Saturday:||60-minute easy run|
|Sunday:||17 miles with 8 at 6:58 pace|
As most people know, my easy runs are just that, easy. Boring but an essential part of training. I don’t typically bring a watch, and I could run 12-minute miles for all I know.
Since my tibia fracture in 2011, I’ve never really had the issue of going “too fast” for easy days. Running easy doesn’t bother me.
I’ve actually recovered well from the Boothbay half last weekend. Some races seem to take forever to recover, but for whatever reason, I’ve recovered well from Boothbay. I think partially because while I tried my hardest for the day, under different circumstances, my legs could have run faster, so they feel like they did a workout not my fastest half marathon ever.
Wednesday: 12X400 averaging 6-minute pace with 400 jog in between
This is my favorite workout, and that’s why I like to do it. Right now, if I feel up to getting a workout in, it is typically this one. It’s one I can set in my GPS watch, and it will beep when it’s time to run fast or run easy. I do it on the roads because that is typically where I race. I won’t do the workout on back to back weeks, but I haven’t been doing a workout every week either.
On to the workout itself, it was extremely hot that day, and I was shocked at how fast I went. I was not expecting to average 6 min miles in 80+ degrees. I felt good about that.
Sunday: 17 mile with 8 at 6:58 pace
I wanted to get a good tempo/long run in. Lately, I’ve been enjoying my long runs and running a workout in them. The weather last Sunday was balmy. It was low 60s and pouring rain the entire time. I started off easy but as I continued to run, I felt better and my last mile was 6:46. I’ll take that weather over the 80 degrees for running (not for anything else ha ha). I’m proud of the run and I couldn’t have asked for a better workout.
The upcoming week is busy preparing for my husband’s deployment. It’s sad but it’s part of the life. Then next Weekend I’m off to Dayton, OH to run the Air Force half marathon. I ran it last year and I enjoyed myself. (My husband competed for the MAJCOM challenge for the Air Force…this year he is not and probably going to run the race with his dad). My goal for the race is to be a little faster than Boothbay depending on the weather.
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Questions for you:
How was the weather where you are?
What is your favorite type of weather to race in?