Olive’s Training Log-1.29.17

This week, I put in my highest mileage week of this cycle, plus celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday and PR’d in a 10 miler!

Monday-6 miles easy, 7:50 pace. Taught 1 strength class.

Tuesday-Happy birthday to the oldest Olive Jr! In between delivering class cupcakes and having a special lunch at school, I squeezed in treadmill speed pyramid. 1 mile warmup, then 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, and 400 all at 6:30 pace with 400 at 9:00 recovery. 1 mile cooldown. I loved this workout-it went by really quickly!

Wednesday-I’ve been trying to do long runs on Wednesdays because my schedule is pretty light. I did 14 miles at 7:50 pace, and probably started too fast because the last 3 miles were torture!

Thursday-7 miles easy, 7:51 pace. Taught 1 strength class.

Friday-1 strength class, then 7 miles easy, no watch.

Saturday-Taught 2 classes, no run

Sunday-Texas 10 Boerne

Cliff Notes Race Report:

The Texas 10 series is a set of 10 mile races around the state. All races are 2 5-mile loops, and they’re very well organized. This is my third time running this race, but my first time running it on the course that changed last year.

Inexplicably, I didn’t hit start on my Garmin twice which would have actually started it, and somehow wasted time fiddling with it during the first mile. I felt like I was having a tough time finding my groove, and somehow ran the first mile in 7:39. I’ve probably never run a first mile of a race that slow, and was so mad at myself for such a rookie move. From there, I remembered how to run and was pleased with my pace, but it was hard to make up those lost 40 seconds. Splits: 7:39 (what?!), 6:43, 6:41, 7:02, 6:53, 6:48, 6:45, 6:45, 6:58, 6:38. Finish-1:08.15 (50 second PR)

Bonus race-my oldest daughter ran the Kids’ Race afterwards and won $100 in a drawing! All in all a great morning in the Olive house.

Me and my kiddo before her race start.

I am a stay at home mom and group fitness instructor from South Texas. I love reading, wine, and travel. I write about trends, injury prevention and maintenance, and satire. I am training to break 1:30 in the half marathon sometime soon, and for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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  1. I totally didn’t start my watch in a marathon not that long ago. Doh! Way to recover and still grab a huge PR! So who paid for breakfast after? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I am enjoying reading your training logs, as I am also running Boston with a similar time goal. I am definitely going to try that pyramid workout. Congrats to you and little Olive on a good race!