Base Building Week 7: January Grind and Racing
Last week was a good week of training. I’m starting to get back on some sort of routine after the New Year. Does anyone else feel like the shortest weeks feel like the longest?
Anyway, with the New Year and a race, my workouts shifted around a little bit. Instead of doing a personal 5k, I raced one with friends and did more speed work on the weekend.
After getting back to NJ and diving straight back into a work schedule, my body was exhausted. From December until now, I feel like I’ve been go go go, and I haven’t had a lot of time just to relax. This isn’t with just traveling for the holidays, but with work and life too. On Saturday, I got about 9 hours of deep sleep so felt better.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Resolution Run 5k (19:44) total mileage 10|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Thursday:||Walked 30 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||6X800s with 400 jog recovery (total miles 10)|
|Sunday:||12 miles with 7 at 7 at 7:03 pace|
Resolution Run: 19:44
I’ve already written a full recap, but it was fun to finally jump into a 5k. It was hot, humid, and windy (70 degrees on New Years…ok) but I was happy for the challenge. I’m about 90 seconds away from where I want, but I’m happy with the effort. I know I have a lot of work to do there, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
Saturday: 6X800s with 400 job (average 6:15 pace)
The workout went a lot better than anticipated. It was 42 and raining but I’m happy with the effort.
Sunday Long Run: 12 miles with 7 at 7:03 pace
This run felt hard. My legs felt training. Not in an injured way, but in an, I’ve run a lot way. I was happy to get it over with. I’m pleased with my effort, but I was hoping the pace would feel easier.
Posts from the Week:
Next week, I plan to just lather, rinse, repeat, with a speed workout, 5k (chances are it will be by myself), and long run. The boring, consistent January grind.
Questions for you:
How was your New Year?
How do you get back into a routine?