Training Log: Long Runs, Races, and Swimming
Hopefully, everyone has a good Memorial Day Weekend.
The next few weeks of training are geared towards upping my mileage. Upping mileage while the weather gets hotter, doesn’t make for the most enjoyable running but I will keep racing and keep on trucking along.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes/Swim 3000-meter swim|
|Tuesday:||5X1000 with 90 seconds rest|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60 minutes/3000 meter swim|
|Thursday:||Easy 3000-meter swim|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Elizabeth River Run 10k|
|Sunday:||12 miles (11 easy, 1 mile worth of strides at the end)|
Workout Wednesday: 5X1000 averaging 6:25 pace.
It’s a little faster than the week before, which is the most important to me. I’m not where I was a year ago, but I’m further along than last week. The weather was ideal, and I couldn’t ask for a better day.
Elizabeth River Run 10k: 42:40
I haven’t run the ERR since 2013. I thought I would run faster than the Cape May 10k a couple of weeks ago but the weather was much hotter, and the course was much more challenging. The effort was harder, but the time was slower. I ran most of it by myself. It was great to see family, friends, and people I had grown up with.
12 Mile Long Run:
I planned to do 14 but the weather was so oppressive, and my legs weren’t feeling it, so I settled with 12. I ran 11 easy, followed by one mile of doing strides. 6-minute pace doesn’t feel natural for me right now, so I’m trying to get my body to remember how.
I’ve been swimming 2X1500 meters each time I get into the pool. After going through so many years of stress of sets, etc., I am enjoying just freely putting my face in the water, turning everything off, and swimming. I do plan to keep swimming during this training cycle. Why? Because I want too. I’m enjoying it.
Other than that, everything was low key. My goal for the next few weeks is to get a quality workout in and maybe a race or a long run.
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Questions for you:
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How was your Memorial Day Weekend?