This weekend didn’t fully go as planned, but that seems to be the name of the game lately. I remember the days when I would do every single training run on the day I planned to do it. Always exactly on schedule, always in order… those days have been long gone!
I think it’s good though. I know there should be some order to your training runs, but I also know how to adapt better now and how to listen to my body. I also know that one training run is just that, ONE training run.
4th of July! I slept in and paid for it when I went to run and it was very warm out already. I kept the pace easy and just cruised, trying to keep a positive attitude!
8.0 miles/1:12:09/9:01 avg pace
am: 10 miles with 15 x 1 min @ 5k, 1 min easy
pm: 3 miles easy
I hopped out of bed on Tuesday morning and ran 3 miles to the running path where I got going on my timed intervals using my Garmin! This was a fun run, 1 minute actually goes by pretty fast, but having 15 sets is kind of a lot! My legs felt pretty heavy on a couple, but picked up the pace by the end.
10.0 miles/1:26:19/8:37 avg pace
7:17 avg for 5k sections
That night I went to lululemon for the weekly run club where we ran 3 miles since we had the run forum after. We had a great time with lots of fun questions!
3.0 miles/27:45/9:15 avg pace
I got home late from run club on Tuesday night so couldn’t get myself out of bed that morning. After work it was 95+ outside so I decided to call Wednesday a rest day. I should have known that Thursday was going to be tough and just run, but I didn’t.
9 miles with 2 x 15min @ HMP rest
I had somewhere to be early on Thursday morning so running wasn’t an option. I packed my stuff for after work, but I got out of work a little late, it was really hot again, and I just didn’t have it in me. I wasn’t happy with it, but it is what it is.
8 10 easy
I met up with Kristin early for a run and ran 6 with her, then added on a few more since I was feeling good. I am never a proponent of “making up miles” but that’s kind of what I was going for. I also typically don’t run so long or so fast the day before a big long run, but hey I was breaking all my rules this day apparently.
I was so happy to be running though and it definitely made me feel like my old self after a couple of weird days with no running.
10.0 miles/1:28:43/8:52 avg pace
19 20 long
Total for week 9: 57.0 miles
All in all not a bad week after missing a couple of days!
SFM is now less than 3 weeks away but I am not “tapering” just yet. I am playing around with a 2 week taper this training cycle to see what that is like and how my body handles it. PLUS since I am really just using SFM as a “training run” for Portland, I won’t be tapering as much as I usually do.
3 weeks to go!