Barley’s Boston ’16 Training Week 8

The “workweek” portion was VERY light this week. This was to serve the purpose of recovery from last weekends race/workout/half-marathon, but also to serve as taper for the 10k race in which my goal was to race hard and PR.

Mentally it was an off week, with Brian being gone a few days and also having to go to a funeral mid-week with my dad. So naturally, running less only made those things a bit harder. Running isn’t the only way to feel better or work off emotions, but it certainly is a good one.

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Finishing stretch on way to PR and win for the 10k!

The light week paid off though when it came time to race on Saturday. My legs felt fresh and ready to go, which translated into a 2+ minute personal best in the 10k. This was the final race of the Freezeroo series, and besides knowing I could PR…I also knew that if I won the race I would win the series. I managed to accomplish both, which was definitely confidence boosting even though the personal best meant way more to me.

In general it was a good week and served it’s purpose. It was light on running but also on strength. I don’t necessarily like that I lacked my ย 3-4 core/strength stuff that I have been doing but I don’t think it will break me. Back to routine this coming week!

Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 5 easy outdoor miles after work
Wednesday: Early AM run with 8x200m mixed in
Thursday: Evening 35 minute treadmill run at the gym with Brian
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 16+ mile day with Freezeroo 10k race (38:37, PR!)
Sunday: 12.5 mile easy run outside (50 degrees!)
Week Totals: 41.9 miles
Beers Drank: Founders Porter, Sam Adams Cold Snap
Boston Training Mileage to Date:ย 404.6 miles (50.57 avg miles/week)

An Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Training to be a first time mom, here we go 2nd Trimester!

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