Last week finished up my second week of higher mileage and gritty training. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I can feel myself getting fitter. I can’t wait to jump into a race (either next weekend or the 8th).
Anyway on to training-
|Monday:||8 miles Easy Trails|
|Tuesday:||10 miles easy|
|Wednesday:||15X.65 with 1-minute rest (total mileage 14)|
|Thursday:||Easy 6 miles with Alexis|
|Friday:||10 miles with strides|
|Saturday:||Easy 8-mile group run|
|Sunday:||Tempo Workout: 10 miles averaging 7:16 pace (14 miles total)|
1:25 Training Logs
Week 3: 70 Miles
This was a week for training-a good week that is. My mileage stayed at 70, but the quality of miles increased and the my long run had more quality miles.
On Monday, I knew I needed to get the mileage in but wanted something on trails. I decided to lace up my trail shoes and head to Brandywine. Since it was a Federal Holiday, my husband had off to so it was fun to go do that. We went super easy and it was more of an “outing” than a serious run. I wore the Under Armour Horizon BPF Trail Shoe which I ran my trail races in during the summer of 2018.
Workout Wednesday: 15X.65 with 1-minute rest
Since I didn’t feel like changing my watch to 1k repeats, I decided to make it .65 repeats. (1k is about .62 miles) but my choices were .6 miles or .65. I’m sure there is a way to change it on my Coros watch, I couldn’t figure it out. Anyway, I averaged about 6:55 pace for the 1k repeats (on roads. There were hills and normal things you contend with while running).
The workout itself leads to about a 1:09.10 10 miler which is about 1 minute faster than I ran 10 miles on a very flat course last week. I’m proud of how this workout went.
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Today’s workout had about 10 miles of hard work averaging 6:55…faster than the 10 mile race I did last weekend. . I can feel myself getting fitter with every run which is exciting. I also feel myself excited to do hard workouts again which isn’t a mindset I’ve had since 2018. 🥳
Sunday Long Run: 10 miles Tempo 7:16 (warmup/cool down=14 miles).
I wasn’t sure how the long run would go. My goal was to run between 7-7:20 pace. I typically struggle with running this pace in a nonrace environment. My first mile was 7:44 and my last mile was 6:48. I ran 2 warm-up and 2 cool down for a total of 14 miles. I am still in shock I was able to hold this and it was faster than both Cow Run 10 Miler and Sea Legs Shuffle. The Sea Legs Shuffle was pretty much the opposite with a regressive run LOL. I’ve been doing a lot of long runs and workouts in Philly lately. It’s only a 15-minute drive from my house and it’s a nice change of scenery.
Next week I’m hoping to jump into a 5k and see where my fitness is at. I feel like I’m finally making progress in the right direction.
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