This week was my first week training with set workouts from my coach. It is good to be back in the swing of things, but I won’t lie: I am out of shape and up about 7 pounds. Ugh. Oh well, we have to start somewhere, right? Here is how the week panned out:
Monday is my rest day.
Tuesday I had an hour on tap. 7 miles / 8:45 pace.
Wednesday I was scheduled for 40 minutes, but bumped it up slightly. 5 miles / 8:51 pace. I also did my arm weights.
Thursday was going to be a rest day, but when I got home from work, my husband, 2 sons and their friend all wanted to run. There was no way I was going to turn that down! We ran just over 32 minutes / 3.6 miles / 9:04 pace.
Friday I had another hour on tap. Bumped it up slightly to 7.1 miles / 9:04 pace.
Saturday I waited entirely too late to get out and it was HOT. Fortunately my son rode his bike with me as I ran. I was scheduled for 40 minutes, but bumped it up slightly. 5 miles/ 9:02 pace.
Sunday I was scheduled for one hour forty minutes, but I knew I needed 12.3 miles to hit 40 for the week, so I bumped it up to one hour and fifty minutes. 12.3 miles / 8:56 pace. This run was hard as it was almost 80 degrees by the time I finished. It also was a less than subtle reminder of how out of shape I am. I capped it off with an ice bath and lots of rehydrating.
Total: 40 miles (almost 6 hours).
Here’s to next week (hopefully) feeling a little easier!