This week I had some great runs, a reality check, and a little too much fun. I ended up not getting in the total miles that I hoped, but the miles I did get in were great, so I am just going to count this as a cut back week in the volume area and pick it back up this week!
lululemon run club night! I ran 4 miles before meeting at the store at 6:30 for our normal 5 mile run. Kristin and I ran together like always and we decided to pick it up a bit the last couple miles.
9.0 miles/1:21:23/9:03 avg pace
9 miles with hill repeats
For whatever reason I could NOT get out of bed Wednesday morning and really struggled getting out the door after work. I think I need these kind of situations every once in a while to remind me how happy I am when I do get my runs done in the morning, no matter how hard it is to get out of bed.
I finally made it out the door and started running. I almost turned around a number of times but just kept on going. Finally I was getting into a groove and feeling better! I decided to get in my planned hill repeats and ran to a hill and got going. I actually had fun! I really like the hill work that I am slowly adding in and can feel it working.
6 x 1min at 3k pace – average pace for 6 repeats was 6:53
I ran back home so happy that I had finished up the workout!
9.3 miles/1:21:14/8:43 avg pace
am: 10 progression w/last 6 moderate
pm: 5 easy (not planned but it happened!)
I didn’t have any problem getting out of bed this morning and had another great run. I kept my first 4 miles easy (9:05 avg) then picked up the pace for the last 6 (8:23 avg). Another run I was really happy with.
10.0 miles/1:26:41/8:40 avg pace
What I failed to really watch out for here was that I had done 2 quality workouts in a 12 hour span. Although they both went great and I felt great, I know better than to do this and it did come back to bite me, especially when silly me added in a double on Thursday too.
The San Francisco lululemon store was kicking off their run club, so I couldn’t help myself and really wanted to go! I hopped on Bart and made my way over to the store where I met up with Alyssa and Katie and Kristin!
I knew right away I was tired and climbing some giant hills through SF wasn’t helping much. I decided to go with the 4.5 mile group once we hit the turn off around mile 3. I was just plain TIRED! Alyssa pointed out to me that I had pretty much run a marathon in a 24 hour span so hello you should be tired! Duh Aron.
4.7 miles/42:51/9:07 avg pace
It ended up being a late night getting home from the city and winding down but it was so fun to see my friends in the middle of the week!
6 easy rest
I woke up Friday morning to meet Kristin to run early before we had a mini-photo shoot for lululemon, but when my alarm went off I felt like my body had been hit by a truck. I wonder why? I decided to sleep a little longer and see how I was feeling in another hour to squeeze in a couple miles, but I definitely needed as much sleep as I could get. I figured I could squeeze some miles in later or just take it as a rest day since I did run the night before.
I took Emma to the vet that afternoon and finally made it home 3 hours later. Making an appointment at a vet 20 miles away the afternoon of a holiday weekend probably wasn’t the best idea. Good news is that her legs look great! Rest and anti-inflammatories hopefully will do the trick and she will be running again in a few weeks.
When I got home it was 100 degrees out, I hadn’t eaten lunch and I was tired, so a rest day was the only sane option for me. Plus I had fun running plans the next morning!
The sweet sixteen long run in cool San Francisco!
16.0 miles/2:19:39/8:38 avg pace
6 easy rest
We ended up going out for Stephen’s birthday Saturday night and had a little too much fun. It was very worth it and we had a great time, but I spent most of Sunday on the couch being reminded of why I don’t do things like that very often anymore!
Essentially I skipped one run which happens, and I had a bunch of other great runs! Although I didn’t it my total mileage goal for the week, it was still a strong week and I am sure my legs will thank for me for the volume decrease over the next couple big weeks.
Total for Week 8: 49.2 miles
Happy 4th of July!!!
Hope you are having a great holiday today!