8.5 mile run (8:09)
This was a nice easy run with a friend. It was very nice weather and autumn scenery.
Speed workout: 1 mile warm up, 4 X 200, 4 X 400, 4 X 600, 4 X 200, 1 mile cool down
I was going to put down all my times but to be honest, compared to my summer times, they were not impressive. I realize I cannot train my best year round and I have to learn to be ok with that. Again I wasn’t feeling like running fast, it got very cold and started raining. I did this workout with a friend and we did it mostly to get our speed in. We are both not really training for anything and this was a good workout regardless.
Wednesday: X Train
1 hr ellipcial
arms, abs, back, heavy workout
1 hr spin class
This was good-I haven’t done one in awhile. It was icky out and I didn’t feel like running.
Thursday: Tempo run
1 mile warm up, 5 miles (6:38), 1 mile cool down
This was my best non-race workout in awhile. I lost some track speed but it’s good to know I haven’t lost tempo/endurance.
push ups, planks
I vowed to eat a healthier diet. And I did. Until the wine that is…
Saturday: An interesting 5k
I had not done a 5k in a long time. I decided to do this one the day before. Since I signed up, I was committed. However, the night before my bf and I decided to cook a meal with white wine. Bad idea! One bottle turned into two and a half between the two of us. I also dance when I drink. Soooo…the next day I raced hungover, and with very sore quads/calves. It was not a good race, to say the least. My stomach was queasy, I was dehydrated, my head hurt and my calves ached with every step.
A girl 20 years younger than me passed me after a mile. She looked strong and I thought to myself “she is not racing hungover!” I looked at my watch and it was a 6:38 pace… I thought, “Ok, this is slower than my half marathon pace.” I managed to pass her again later and barely won by about 10 seconds. I managed a 6:23 average with splits of 6:16, 6:36, 6:18, 5:51. Adult form of grounding: I learned my lesson!
1 mile warm up (I usually do more miles for a 5k but got there too late. Apart from it being very cold, that was another reason I didn’t feel warmed up enough during the race), 5k (19:54), 1 mile cool down
I was going to run easy later but didn’t feel like it.
Sunday: Long run
10 miles (7:50)
I had 7:30’s-40’s going but slowed on every mile after mile 6. I was thinking 10-12 miles but didn’t feel great so I was fine with 10.
push ups, planks, legs
I decided to do a drop back week this week for a variety of reasons. I am making a few lifestyle changes (bye bye coffee for now!). The other night I had planned on drinking a glass of wine to relax … I know an excessive amount did not help me! I will try to lay off of that as well. I will train according to how my body feels.
Total miles: 36