Weekly recap time!
This week was a big week in back to back runs and I am so happy with how they went! Overall, I didn’t have as many miles on the trails throughout the week due to daylight, but that’s just something I am going to have to get used to as the days keep getting shorter. I still was able to get a good chunk in on the dirt, I just had to be a little more creative at times. I also wasn’t able to squeeze in my double day the way my schedule ended up laying out, but I was still able to hit 70 miles for the week for the first time this training cycle!
Onto the details…
1 hour yoga
6 mile road run
I moved a short/easy run to Monday since I wanted to do yoga that day. I ended up going into SF and running with Jojo! It was nice to get a run in the city and catch up with my friend. My legs were dead this day and would barely move, but it felt good to shake them out.
6.0 miles/1:02:49/10:24 avg
After my run the night before I could tell it was time for a full rest day, so that’s exactly what I did.
11 mile road run
It’s very dark early in the morning now, so I my friend Nicole and I stuck to the pavement this morning. I missed the trails, but was happy to get a good run in!
11.0 miles/1:42:51/9:21 avg
7 mile trail run
After 2 road runs already this week, my legs were craving some soft dirt. I met up with Sima for a run on the trails and was so happy to be out there.
7.1 miles/1:15:52/10:40 avg/885’ gain
I briefly considered doing my double day this day since I typically do them on a day I run 6-8 miles in the morning, but with the big run on tap for Friday, I knew rest was a better choice.
21 mile trail run
My first run of training that started with a two!
21.0 miles/3:49:00/10:54 avg/3406’ gain
16 mile trail run
Running above the clouds on Mt. Diablo.
16.0 miles/4:04:23/15:13 avg/4513’ gain
9 mile trail run
This was one of those runs where I just wanted to keep running forever. My legs and body felt fantastic, but I made myself stop at 9 like a good following-her-training-plan runner. It made me wonder if I will ever be able to throw caution to the wind and just run however far I want to on a given day. Maybe if it hadn’t been the day after such a big back to back? Maybe if I wasn’t so scared? I am sure it will happen someday, but probably during the “off season” or at least not the day after a big back to back. Either way it was a great run.
9.1 miles/1:35:43/10:33 avg/1010’ gain
Totals for week 5
Miles: 70.2 (53.2 trail miles)
Time: 13:30:30 (+1 hour yoga)
Elevation Gain: 10,046′
One more week of building before another cutback week.