Last week was just plain crazy. With the time change on Sunday, I’ve been tired and out of it ever since. Luckily, this week is a lot less crazy…at least M-F it is
I knew I had a busy week coming but I always leave room to switch around my workouts. That really paid off last week. I had to move speedwork to Wednesday and got very little cross training in.
Monday: Nike Training Club App 15 min abs and arms
Tuesday: 3 Miles in the morning, 4 miles after work
Wednesday: Speedwork, 1 mile WU, 1-800 at 3:05, 4-400s around 1:29 or less. 1 mile CD
Thursday: 3 miles in the morning, 30 min walk after work
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 20 miles, 2:52, 8:36 pace
Sunday: 6 mile group run. Went for a group run with some local Clevelanders to preview the St. Malachi 5 mile course and for some of us to meet for the first time. Also headed to brunch at Latitude 41N after, it was pretty awesome….the run and the food
Total Mileage: 40 miles!!!
This was kind of an accidental high mileage week for me but then again running 20 miles in one day always makes the weekly mileage go way up. I must admit I messed up royally on my speed work this week. My plan was to run 6-800s. However, I ran the first one WAY TOO fast. After that my body and lungs were done. I tried to run a second 800 and I had to stop after 1 lap. I kept trying but ended up running a bunch of 400s instead. Lesson Learned: Don’t go out to fast! I missed out on a good quality speed workout.
Even though my speed work didn’t go as planned, I still salvaged the week with a killer long run. I took some of my own advice for the long run and ate breakfast…ok or a clif bar but that’s better than marshmallows. I also downloaded the new Luke Bryan CD to listen to on the run, hubba hubba and set a couple goals for myself. Run at least a minute slower than goal pace, finish in around 3 hours and do the first 14 miles in under 2 hours. All goals were NOT met. I finished in well under 3 hours and ran the first 14 in under 2 hours but my pace was way faster than it should have been. To be honest, I was just running and not paying attention to pace.
I’m a little ahead with doing a 20 miler already but I was already at 14 mile long runs when I started my training. What has been your longest run this training season? Anyone else go out too fast and ruin a speed workout?
67 days to go!!!