Big Cottonwood Training Week 3: Travel and More Travel
I spent early last week traveling home as well as recovering from the She Power Half Marathon. My quads were slightly sore after the race but seemed to loosen up with the week. It was a more eventful week since I spent half of it on the road. The week also felt as though it went by fast.
|Monday:||Easy 45 minutes Indianapolis|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes Wheeling, WV, Easy 2 hours hike PA|
|Wednesday:||4X1 mile 6:41, 6:45, 6:46, 6:58 (wu/cd 10 miles)|
|Thursday:||Swim 2 miles|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Red Bank Classic 5k (wu/cd 10 miles)|
Week 1: Hello Humidity
Week 2: Half Marathons and Workouts 57 mpw
Week 3: 53 MPW
My easy runs were just that, easy. It was fun running in several new cities, and I didn’t run in the same area one last week. I’m happy with how the week went. I would have liked to get a second day of swimming in, but with traveling, it didn’t work out. As I mentioned last week, I base my easy runs on about 6.5 miles per hour. I might run 6.1 or 7, but since my easy runs are typically done by time, it makes it easy to calculate a rough idea of mileage.
Workout Wednesday: 4X1 mile with 2 minutes rest
My legs still felt heavy after the race. I didn’t feel terrible, but I didn’t feel the best. I was glad to get the workout in.
Red Bank Classic 5k: 21:00
I’ve always wanted to do the Red Bank Classic, but the timing never works out. This year it did. To summarize the race, my body didn’t feel great, and I also collided with another racer at the start. I spent a few seconds on the ground. It was hard to get back up and start running, but you can only control what you control. I’m proud of myself for running a solid effort.
Sunday Long Run: 15 Miles
In all, I felt decent but not great. I woke up exhausted and not sure I even wanted to run. I told myself to start and see how it goes. I’m not the type of person that believes you never regret a run, because there are a few times I wish I hadn’t run. Anyway, I got 15 miles in and averaged 8:20 pace which I’m proud of.
In all, it was a decent week. It wasn’t the best week ever, but I got what I needed too done.
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