Guess what. :D I had my highest mileage week since my stress fracture was diagnosed in November! Thanks to my last log, I was able to see that I was really slacking in the running department, heat or no heat. I dedicated myself a little more to training this week, 4 workouts instead of 2 or 3, and added slightly more distance to each. I rounded it out the week at 18.4 miles! I also found out that the 10-mile race I mentioned in my previous post will not be happening this year, so that was a bit of a bummer. I’ll need to find another goal race! I need to figure out what I’m actually training for hahaha.
Week of 6.20
Monday- 4.4 miles with 30 second hill repeats
Tuesday- 5.2 miles at 10:12 pace. This felt super hard, but I drug myself through it and even did a strength training circuit when I got home. I did basic floor work: squats, lunges, donkey kicks, ab bikes, leg lifts, crunches, planks, and push-ups.
Thursday- 4.8 miles, speed work. I ran a 1-mile warm-up and then the “Stanford Standard,” which is a short tempo workout I got from my Believe Training Journal. You break a 9-minute long run into 3x3x3, and you start slightly above tempo. After three minutes, you run at tempo, and the last three are done slightly below tempo. The workout in the book is prescribed in a group of three repeats, with two minutes rest between each run. I only did two because I was crunched for time. My pace averaged out to 8:20. I ran 4 x 30 strides at 6:00 pace, and did a .8-mile cool down.
Friday- 4 miles before sunrise! I was so proud of myself for doing my run before work.
Saturday & Sunday- I was a couch potato! I can’t wait to top my mileage this week and actually be active on the weekend. ;)