This new “training block” (I use the term loosely, since I just have broad goals set for the second 6 weeks back running) has gotten off to a great start! First block I established my standard run distance to be 30 minutes, with one 45 minute long run. This block I’m trying to establish my standard run distance to be 45 minutes, with an hour long run. I’ve also been much better about doing a little bit of core or strength work every day, even if it’s just a few minutes. I don’t write it in my training log because most of the time it is literally just a few minutes, but better than nothing!
Sunday: 45 minutes
Monday: 4 miles on the treadmill with a 7:52 average pace, last 1.5 miles at 7:30 pace. This run was significant for several reasons- it was the first time back from baby I paid any attention to pace, and actually tried to run a decent pace. It felt pretty good! It was also the longest I’ve been able to manage on the treadmill b/c baby slept (lulled between the treadmill and washing machine noise!), and my older two played together without me having to intervene!
Tuesday: 30 minutes with baby stroller
Wednesday: 46 minutes trails
Thursday: 45 minutes with stroller on a hilly loop
Friday: one mile run/walk to/from the park with the double stroller and my 4 y/o running partner; 30 minutes drills/strength work on the field
Saturday: 45 minutes trails