Catnip’s training log – week ending 5/11/14

Fortunately last week’s sore left leg (from pulling my shoe off carelessly) cleared up…just in time for another stupid injury at the end ofย this week! On Saturday, I was excited to run in a light rain but did not consider the implications of split shorts – OMG the chafing! I won’t make that mistake again! Otherwise this was a pretty good week of running.

Monday: 4 miles/36:05. Treadmill. Left leg aching nearly down to zero. Yay!

Tuesday: 8 miles/1:09:43, then 11 minute walk at 12% incline. Treadmill, obviously.

Wednesday: 8 miles/1:03. Treadmill. Ran 25 minutes of progressive tempo with a bathroom break after 15 minutes. Averaged 6:39 pace. According to my most recent 5k, I should be doing my tempos quite a bit faster, but this feels hard enough and I’d rather not overextend myself right now.

Thursday: 3 miles/27:06 in the morning, 5 miles/43:00 in the evening outside with 4x strides. Felt terrible. First double run in a very long time!

Friday: 5 miles/43:20 with 4x strides.

Saturday: 10.25 miles/1:27. Ouchhhhh the chafing. Cut this run short. Felt terrible in general.

Sunday: 7 miles/1:01. Felt terrible again. Wore good shorts, but irritated yesterday’s wounds after about 45 minutes.

Total: 50.25 miles

I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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