Parsley’s M-9 Training Log 9.10-9.16

Highest mileage in this training cycle- 90!  Might be the highest I’ll hit before the marathon, since I have a few upcoming busy weeks with a lot of travel. Felt good though and even managed an actual track workout.

Sunday 9/10: 1:45 total early morning-  35 run/35 aqua jog/35 run; 32 mins in Weymouth Woods in the afternoon. The pool closed this week so this will be my last aqua jog, which I’ll really miss. The pool was refreshing and the closest to cross training I’ll get to.

Monday 9/11: 1:16 with the double.

Tuesday 9/12: Rainy day so the high school kids weren’t on the track and my husband was working nights, so I was able to get in an actual track workout. 29 min w/u, 6 x broken 1K (600, 200 float, 200 fast). 20 min w/d.  32 mins w/ the triple that afternoon.

Wednesday 9/13: 1:10 w/ the triple in the morning, 18 w/ the triple early afternoon.

Thursday 9/14: 24 mins w/ the triple in the morning. Planned on doing a workout on the treadmill, but I cut it short. Was extremely tired, but mainly b/c I ate a really late lunch so a hard workout that afternoon wasn’t happening. Did 2 miles @ 6 min pace, then on my next cut down at 5:56 called it a day after 1/2 mile.

Friday 9/15: 1:16 total, w/ a 35 min fartlek on the football field- fast on lengths, recover widths. You would think running around a football field for 35 minutes would be extremely boring, but I like, or at least have gotten used to this type of workout. It’s easy for me to zone out and just run without having to think about what I’m doing/where I’m going.

Saturday 9/16: 2:15 long run in Williamsburg VA.  Was happy to get this done since it was following a day of travel and late night (and lots of dancing!) at a wedding. It was partly on trails, and a nice change of pace and scenery.

I have fun trying to sprint, enjoy long runs in the mountains, and everything in between. Former competitive runner (3 x marathon OTQ & trail marathon national champion) currently working through a lingering injury. I write about trying to stay competitive while raising young kids and moving into a new post-competitive stage.

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