back to training? Kind of. After 10 days off after the Glass City Marathon, I started back with weeks of 21, 32, and 31.6 miles. Unfortunately, it seems like I lost quite a bit of endurance and speed, logging tempo runs 20+ seconds slower than pre-marathon and struggling with any runs longer than 5 miles. Ugh! I’d had some 5ks in mind but ended up skipping them since I wasn’t feeling great – and a nasty virus didn’t help. By the end of this week I was feeling much better and, although it will be far from a PR or even my personal best on the course, I’m looking forward to the Columbus 10k!
Monday: After a week of a sore throat, congestion, and poor sleep I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea to attempt a fartlek. Made it through 2.5 x 1 minute hard before backing down to just easy pace for 6.5 miles.
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 8:10 average
Wednesday: Feeling better. On the treadmill for 20 minutes tempo at 6:17 average. 5 miles total.
Thursday: 6.2 @ 8:00 average
Friday: 5.3 @ 8:32 average
Saturday: 8 @ 8:22 average
Sunday: 5.3 @ 8:14 pace with 4x strides, then an hour of hot yoga.
total = 41.3 miles