Training: Just Staying Consistent
My training for last week was solid. My goal for March is to stay consistent and just get the miles in. Running last week was fine, but it felt like a never-ending week everywhere else!
|Monday:||30 minutes easy/1 hour hiking|
|Tuesday:||60 minutes easy/20 minutes core|
|Wednesday:||5X1000 meters averaging 6:35 pace|
|Thursday:||60 minutes easy/20 minutes core|
|Saturday:||Easy 75 minutes easy|
|Sunday:||Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler (25.55) Total 12 miles/20 minutes core|
My goal for February was to stay consistent and the goal for March is to stay consistent while also adding racing. I want to slowly build miles, cross train with hiking, strength work such as core, and now include a race weekly. That sounds like a lot of cooks in the kitchen. I know long term consistency is what will help me get back to where I want to be.
Workout Wednesday: 5X1000 (6:35 average) with 90 seconds rest
I wasn’t not in the mood to run on Wednesday. I spent at least half an hour trying to motivate myself. The weather and just my general mood were not there. It was windy but nothing too crazy. In all, I’m happy with my effort and just getting out there.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler (25:55):
I’ve run the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Race four times and I’ve won four times. Not many races I can say that. This year was by far my slowest year. I’ve run the least amount prior to the race as well.
Somehow I ended up making a wrong turn so it was a little long this year (probably not more than 10 seconds). My splits were 6:31, 6:26, 6:26, 6:31. I’m happy I raced but I am also looking forward to racing more and getting faster.
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My fourth racing the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler and my fourth year winning. . Ran a 25:55 (6:29 pace) which is my slowest year yet, but it’s the least amount of running I’ve done over the winter. It feels good to get out there. . The trails were muddy and I took a wrong turn but still an enjoyable time.
I’m happy with my week and the fact that I got a workout and race in. It wasn’t the most productive week but I was able get a workout and race in. There are races most weekends now, so my goal is to keep getting out there.
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