Molasses Training Log – 9.16.2013

I swear, it's just sweat!
I swear, it’s just sweat!

Totally a meh sort of training week. I’m proud of myself for sticking with the cross training, I feel like my hips and core are a lot less sore than they were when I first set out, and I know I’m doing good things for myself by not only focusing on my running muscles. This was week two of the F.I.R.S.T. half marathon program (from Run Less, Run Faster). I’m  modifying it to suit my needs, but it’s left me with a sense of accomplishment so far!

I accidentally included last Sunday’s run, on my last training log, but it was seven easy miles with an eighth mile of hill repeats.

Monday pyramid intervals, how I loathe thee. 400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400, with 400 meter recovery intervals. It was really humid, and the sweat pattern on my shorts by the end was …embarrassing…to say the least!

Tuesday: P90X Arms & Shoulders (ugh, my least favorite…boring!) and Ab Ripper X. I’m feeling sluggish today, but going to attribute it to the fact that I’m a hot mess right now (thanks, Clove!), and keep pushing through, knowing that in ten days or so, life will be awesome. Right now? I just want to go to bed.

Wednesday: I had a fairly easy, five mile tempo run on the schedule. It was supposed to be pretty slow (well, “comfortably hard” for me…slow for you rockstars) at about an 8:58 pace. It was hard. I fell off pace for the last couple of miles, and walked a couple of miles to cool down.

Thursday: nada.

Friday: P90X legs and back and Ab Ripper X. No run today.

Saturday: Glad to not be very sore from yesterday’s P90X, except for my glutes feeling a little like I just did a bunch of squats and lunges.  Oh, wait….


A 30-something runner striving to hit that ever-elusive BQ. Mother of two young teens, fan of fantasy/fiction/sci-fi (<-read: geek), with a fascination for tortoises and a love of the outdoors.

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  1. I’m finishing up the RLRF marathon training plan, and I’m happy to report that the intervals and tempos do get easier. I look forward to following your progress with the plan and to see if you like it.

    1. Awesome, thanks MG! I did most of the half-marathon program, and found that those two got easier. Today was my first key run 1 on that program, and I went much faster than I was supposed to during the fast intervals, just because it felt good and I was able to finish the whole workout. I know there will be days that will not feel good, so I figured I’d take advantage of a good day while I had it. I really enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to posting my progress as I work through the plan. Thanks again!