Hi! Pesto here, and we’re already playing training log catchup. You’re welcome.
It’s going to be another double whammy next time, but I am prepared for that, I really have no excuse this time around! We will be out of internets reach over the holiday weekend. I love being disconnected for a couple of days at a time – although I will miss you all :)
The cliff notes of the last two weeks:
- Really nothing ground breaking
- We are starting to get back into the swing of things
- I’m starting to feel less out of sorts on a consistent basis
Week of 6/18:
Monday: (am) 3mi warmup. 3 mile tempo (6:05), 3x 1min @ 5k pace w/ 2min jog. 20min cool down. I think this went fine, I seemingly need to keep better notes. Actually, I’m sure it was hard because tempo pace was nearly marathon pace, so I’m running and thinking … oh shit, how am I going to do this for 26.2?!
Tuesday: (am) 6mi easy recovery with friend before he left to run Grandma’s Marathon.
(pm) Strength and PT. 40mins ElliptiGO
Wednesday: (am) Easy run + drills and strides.
Thursday: (am) Long run w/ some mid run pickups. Semi death-marchy
Friday: (am) 6mi easy
(pm) Lift and pool run
Saturday: I am leading a training group for the Marine Corps Marathon (in October) so I met up with them this morning. 8mi + drills and strides.
Sunday: (am) I thought on Saturday that the weather couldn’t be any worse, and I was 100% wrong. This morning was nasty. 75degrees w/ 71 DP at 5:30am … no thanks! Thankfully I was meeting some friends at the track so I knew I wasn’t going to suffer alone. 4mi warmup, 8 x 400 @ 75/76 w/ 2min active recovery, 3mi cool down. Surprised we hit these paces considering. If the reps were any longer than 400m I think we would have been in trouble.
(pm) Easy shake out
Week of 6/25:
Monday: (am) 8mi with last 4mi cutdown.
Tuesday: (am) 6mi with Spearmint before she jetted off to Nationals!
(pm) 30min easy and melty
Wednesday: (am) Workout Wednesday has such a great ring to it :)
3mi warm up, 4 x 1mi on the road w/ 2:30 easy jog between. Not really worried about pace, just getting progressively faster and not wrecking my legs since this was probably my ‘biggest’ workout back post Boston. 6:05, 5:55, 5:45, 5:36. Felt nice and relaxed. 20min cool down.
Thursday: (am) 6mi easy
(pm) Lift + pool run
Friday: 8mi, particularly nasty humid morning.
Saturday: (am) 3mi easy shake out.
(pm) 2mi warm up, 4(.1)mi race [85degrees + relatively low humidity], 3mi cool down. A friend told me not to believe anyone who tells you that summer racing, especially evening summer racing in Virginia, is a good time. While yes, there
some was a lot of truth to this sentiment, it was also really fun to mix it up and do something different. It was also time to pull off the bandaid and get a decent baseline of where I am at the beginning of this training cycle. What was even better was that my coach and I both had the same intent for the race. Just run. That’s it. So I ran with just the stopwatch showing and ran surprisingly consistently. This was both my first four miler and first twilight race so two PRs for the evening, success! 23:35 was good for second lady and a solid start from which to build.
Sunday: No run. 75min XT (pool run). This was a particularly great pool run as I met up with three friends, two of whom were at the race last night, for some good recovery splashes and fun!
Total: 55. Is it bad that I feel like I barely ran this week?