Is it July 1st already? It’s hard to believe that half of the year is gone.
Anyway, last week went relatively better than the week before. I still had hiccups in training, but what is marathon training without that?
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Wednesday:||AM: 6X800s with 800 jog rest|
|PM: 5 Miles easy (Total mileage for the day 13)|
|Thursday:||Swim 2 miles|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Pineland Striders 10k (44:04) Total mileage 10|
|Sunday:||15 Miles easy|
Week 1: Hello Humidity
Week 2: Half Marathons and Workouts 57 mpw
Week 3: Travel and More Travel 53 MPW
Week 4: Training: Beach Runs and Long Runs 52 MPW
Week 5: 57.5
Training wise, I’m happy with how the week went. On Instagram, I mentioned that swimming 1-2X per week was my balance right now. Trying to cram in a third day, felt forced and I don’t want to burn out of it. I want to swim because I want to, not because I have to.
Workout Wednesday: 6X800 averaging 6:30 pace
I was happy to get this in. It was a jam-packed day between dropping my husband off for a deployment and then running. Workout wise, I felt good. Originally I wanted to do these on the track, but there wasn’t enough time to get to one, so I settled for the road.
Pineland Striders 10k: 44:o4
It’s been years since I’ve done this race (I think since 2014 or 2015). The last time I ran a 41: XX and I thought it was my slowest yet! On Saturday, we had the highest dew point yet (74). It was hot and humid, and my body did not respond well to the weather. I ran as hard as I could for the day. I’m happy with my effort for the race. As I begin building mileage, I can feel it in my legs, and racing has gotten increasingly harder.
Long Run: 15 Miles
This was supposed to be a moderate effort, but it ultimately became an easy run, and I struggled through the heat. Looking back, I was hydrated but probably not enough. Around mile 8, I felt as though I hit a wall. Unfortunately, I was at the furthest spot from my house and (besides getting a ride), running back was the easiest way. So after taking a few mins to cool off and hydrating (I also keep a form of payment on my run), I got back out and finished. Was it my best run ever? No. Did it humble me? Yes.
Next Week I’ll do a Fourth of July Race and try a more productive long run.
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Questions for you:
What is something you’ve burned out with before? While I have running, I stopped swimming competitively in 2011 and never looked back.