Cayenne’s Training Log 6.18.17

This is a great summer beer.

Monday: Run

6 miles (7:58)

Tuesday: Speed

2 mile warm up, 10 X 150m, 2 mile cool down

It was a scorcher so I could not face the track.  I did these repeats on a street that was up/down so I didn’t really care about pace.  I almost bagged speed all together but this was better than nothing.

light arms, abs, legs

Wednesday: Run

6.5 miles (8:01)

p.m. easy 2.5 mile treadmill run

push ups, planks

Thursday: Tempo

2 mile warm up, 3 miles (6:38), 1.5 mile cool down

This was a good rolling course.  It was nice to do a shorter tempo-I do not feel ready for the longer ones yet.

p.m. 4 easy miles (8:24)

Friday: Rest

It was a rest day from running but I did some light strength.

Saturday: Long Run

2 miles warm up, 13 miles (7:45)

It was very humid out but I was happy to complete my longest run of the summer.  I ran with a group and stuck with a friend for the most of it. It was a tad quicker than I have been doing.  I am sure I would have run it at my habitual 8:01 pace on my own!

Sunday: Run

6 miles (7:40)

2 mile cool down (9:00)

I had planned on running 8 miles for the day.  I thought of running easy but didn’t want my legs to fall into a constant, stagnant long run pace.  I decided to mix up it and threw in four quicker quarters towards the end of the run.  It was not as fast as on the track but got my legs moving.  It was so very hot and I crawled a two mile cool down.

push ups, planks

Total Miles: 54

It was a hot week and my legs felt heavy.  I feel like I am running a lot more and this was my highest mileage week since the marathon.  I need to be more structured in my training, especially with speed work.  This is always a challenge for me with my random schedule.

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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