Cayenne’s Training Log 11.13.16

Monday: Run

8.5 mile run (8:09)

This was a nice easy run with a friend. It was very nice weather and autumn scenery.

Tuesday: Speed

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

Friday: off

I vowed to eat a healthier diet. And I did. Until the wine that is…

Saturday:  An interesting 5kveterans-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

I am a dedicated runner and classical musician. I am currently chasing a sub-3 hour marathon (3:00:38 PR). I often feel like the underdog going up against "serious" runners-I took up running after college, I do not have a typical "runner's body type", and I am mostly self-coached. I travel a lot to perform with different orchestras and run when I can, where I can. I love to (over) eat and that is my number one motivation for running! Follow me as I chase my goals!

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  1. I would love to have that 5K time, hungover or not! The winner in my most recent race was a 14 year old girl. Glad you caught your kiddo in time to win- congrats!