Base Building Week 2: Adding Miles
You know when you have a good week of training and you don’t want to jinx it? Just me?
Last week felt good. I’m starting to build my base up for some (hopefully) faster shorter races in the Spring. I was able to get the mileage I wanted. The goal right now is to build quality weeks. Most of my speed will come informally from fartleks and races. In a few weeks, I’ll incorporate fast, speed workouts.
|Monday:||Easy 6.3 miles|
|Tuesday:||Easy 6.3 miles|
|Wednesday:||10 miles with Kris|
|Thursday:||4 miles with strides+hike with Jen|
|Friday:||6 miles easy|
|Saturday:||Easy 10 miles|
|Sunday:||12.5 miles with 2X400s at the end (6:50, 6:38)|
On paper, this wasn’t supposed to be a busy week of life for me at all. I thought it would be easy with not much excitement. Plans started popping up and it ended up being active every day. I was happy to get the mileage in. November, December, and January are going to focus on building back mileage and trying to get back to shorter stuff.
I’ve started using my watch more so I have a better idea of the distance I’m running. Based on this year with races, my “easy run pace” should be between 8:50-10 mins, but if I run 10:15, I’m not worried about it. I’m excited to start training and getting back into shape for shorter races. It’s going to be a long road, but I’m looking forward to the days when sub 1:30 half marathons feel “easy” again.
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