Chive’s Training Log – 9.4.16

Monday AM: 3mi–easy loop. Last morning of camping. Took a nice dip in the river after.

Post-run swim in the river.

Monday PM: 6mi–easy with C. After driving back to Boston. Felt decent, though it was sort of hot out.

Tuesday: 11.5mi–workout. Solo workout involving 4mi tempo at a tad under 6:40 pace, then 5min of jogging to the track, then 4×800 in 3:08, 3:06, 3:08, 3:03 with 60s jog recovery. Felt decent but kind of tired given the paces were sort of slow for me. Maybe having just gotten back from vacation it was wise not to do anything too tough.

Wednesday AM: 9mi–easy with C and the new Garmin he got me for my birthday. I made us go fast because I kept checking the watch and I wanted it to say we were going fast.

Wednesday PM: 4mi–easy. Saw a bunch of mildly famous runners.

Thursday AM: 7.5mi–easy with C, without the watch. Ran more relaxed.

Thursday PM: 3.5mi–met Ch at her new apartment and ran a bit with her! Felt fairly good.

Friday: 10mi–Hill Loop 2, with C. Felt pretty good, wore the watch which sometimes indicated 6:40 pace but I just don’t really think that’s possible. Came out to about 7:20 average.

Saturday: 15.5mi Long Run–mostly with C. Felt good up until I was dropping C off at about 12.5mi but then an old guy shouted something rude at me and I got angry, which made my legs feel a lot better.

Sunday: 7mi–easy solo. In NH for about 24 hours. This was a nice run and very nice weather but it was fairly hilly. Felt good though.

Total: 77mi.

Overall a good week of mileage and a few solid efforts. Still not feeling that confident about my fitness because I haven’t done much to really push the limits.

I am a runner based in Boston. I am also an AmeriCorps member and soon-to-be grad student. I like to write about gender disparities in running and the mental aspects of training and racing.

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  1. Lucky 7’s for a 77 mile week, nice work! I love post run dips in the water, always feels so good and refreshing. Happy Birthday fellow Virgo btw, and sweet that you got a new watch for it