Another week, another training log, another blizzard in NoDak.
Luckily, it’s nice and warm on the treadmill! Good things, because that’s where I logged all of my mileage for the last week. This was my recovery week, so mileage was a little lower, which I really needed. I also started paying more attention to my warmup and found that it made the rest of the run much easier. I guess my high school track coach did know something. Okay, she knew a lot and I was just an obnoxious high schooler.
Sunday: Rest day. I did clean my entire apartment, which may sound like a lot until you learn that I live in a student apartment that is roughly 1/4 the size of my former apartment. Took me two hours and I even cleaned the bathtub.
Monday: 10 miles, 9 mn mile pace
Tuesday: 7 miles, easy
Wednesday: 8 miles with speed intervals
Thursday: Rest day.
Friday: 14 miles. I get bored on these runs, so I do 10 minute intervals where I increase the speed by .1 every five minute, drop back for five minutes and repeat.
Saturday: 14 miles with walk breaks. I took it easy on this run, and took regular walk breaks.
Totals: 53 miles
Next week, my mileage starts to ramp up again. I will be unable to run on Saturday, so I’ll need to mix up my schedule a little bit. I’m wondering what the best way to do that would be? I normally run Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday. Should I take an early rest day this week so I run Mon-Tue, rest Wednesday, and then do my long run on Thursday with a second mid-range run Friday? Follow my training plan as normal and just skip Saturday’s run?
Decisions, decisions… Any help?