My goal of March has just been to stay consistent. I was lucky to enough to get mileage in, even in inclement and cold weather. Do I love running in the cold? Not really, but I just tried to stay consistent.
|Monday:||Easy 30-minute run/Hike 2 Hours at Six Mile Run|
|Wednesday:||12X400 averaging 6:10 pace (warmup/Cooldown=10)/Core|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes Treadmill|
|Saturday:||7 miles 45:51 (warmup/cool down=10)|
|Sunday:||14 Miles Moderate Pace (8:16)|
I planned to take an additional rest day last week, and it worked out. Most of my runs were just easy. I don’t time my easy runs. It allows me to just focus on feel. Last Friday, I had no interest in running outdoors…so I didn’t. It was cold and windy, and I just wasn’t in the mood to outdoors. I had a nice run on the treadmill.
I’ve been doing a lot more core work. I’ve done a similar core routine for years, which I blogged about a few years ago. Not much has changed since.
Workout Wednesday: 12X400 with 90 seconds jog
I had psyched myself out of this workout, but I’m glad I forced myself out there. When I got going, it was one of my better workouts in a while. Even though it was windy, I felt good. I’m happy with my effort, especially in the wind and cold.
Saturdays Race: 7 Miles 45:51
I was not expecting to feel this good, and I have no complaints. I ran even but also progressive splits. My first mile was 6:39 and last was 6:28. I wasn’t expecting to run that fast, so I’m happy I got a fast race in. I’ll have a full recap this week.
Posts from the Week:
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup 4 Miler (25:55)
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Questions for you:
How was your week of training?
How warm is it where you are?
This week of training was focused on increasing miles for me. I practiced refining my fueling strategy on my long run and finished off the week with a strong 9 mile run that felt awesome!
Hi! This week had a snow day, followed by a couple days with a few ice spots. Sure hope we’re done with that! Congratulations on the Leprechaun 7 miler!
Thanks so much Joe! Hopefully you get less snow as we move into spring.
I don’t often take rest days because my workouts usually aren’t super intense but on Saturday I took a pilates class to get trained (which was like 8 hours of pilates haha) and the next day, I felt like I pulled something in my neck! My husband was like, clearly your body needs a rest haha. I’m still trying to get into a good rhythm!
8 hours of Pilates sounds so intense! I hope your neck feels better Liz
I love that you run without timing it on your easy days. It’s a great opportunity to just listen to your body. And that surprising speed in the 7 miler is just awesome. Congrats again!!! Looking forward to the recap.
I usually don’t time my easy days, either, since I know a lot of running route distances near my house. So it’s easy to pick a 5 mile route and run it “blind”. But lately my Monday easy runs have been timed since I have to run from work due to my schedule, and I am actually seeing my easy paces…like, 8:50 or slower. Hey, whatever it takes to recover, I guess!!
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