week was a great of training. There weren’t any races that interested me, but I was able to log mileage and quality workouts. The running goal until February is log mileage and focus on workouts. The goal of the 2020 training cycle is to run under 1:25. I don’t know when it will happen and as I gain fitness, I’ll be able to get a better gauge, whether it be sooner or later. I don’t have a goal race picked out just yet. I need to stay injury free and see how fitness comes along.
|Monday:||AM: 6 miles|
|PM: Easy 4 miles with 6X30 second strides|
|Tuesday:||AM: Easy 8 miles PM: 1-hour swim|
|Wednesday:||20X400s with 200 jog in between|
|Thursday:||Easy 6 miles with Jen|
|Friday:||14 miles averaging 8:47 pace|
|Saturday:||Easy 6 Group Run|
Total: 70 miles
This week went better than anticipated. I felt like I got in recovery and was able to bounce back quickly. I wasn’t expecting to feel as good on Friday, but I ended up feeling good. My easy range ranges anywhere between 9-11 minute miles, so I was surprised to feel so good and average 8:47. 70 miles is the highest amount of miles I’ve run in a couple of years.
Even with marathon training and 20-mile training runs, I wasn’t running 70 because my body needs a heck a lot more rest after 20 miles than 14. I’m looking forward to continuing to build. I don’t foresee myself getting much higher than 80 but I know I thrive best on 70-80 miles per week. That’s where I’ve run all of my PRs.
Workout Wednesday: 20X400s with 200 jog
I was nervous about this workout. I haven’t done this many 400s in a while. (Probably since 2018). I haven’t done this since X seems to be a theme lately, but it’s also why I haven’t been in PRing shape since X.
Since I’m focusing on longer races (the half marathon), I would prefer to have the endurance versus a few 400s at an all-out sprint. The goal was to run the 400s around a 5-mile pace. Since I chose to do the workout on a hilly road, it was a little slower and averaged 6:46 pace. While not as fast as I would like, I’m happy with the effort on the hills.
Sunday Long Run: Total Miles 14
Sunday’s long run had a different twist. I ran 7 miles and for the second half, I ran .25 hard followed by .75 easy. It was tough and I wanted to stop a few too many times but I’m happy with my effort.
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