Pesto Training Log 2.19.17

I need to figure how to get a photo of me in the pool running. Meanwhile, here is me in my sweet aqua belt

The short:
– This past week featured some pretty phenomenal weather.
– I got in 85miles with two pretty monstrousย workouts.
– My coach might in fact be trying to kill me.

The long:

Monday: Hilly with wind advisory 8mi recovery run.
Pool run

Tuesday: Medium long run, 14mi @ 7min pace.

Wednesday: 9.5mi easy

Thursday: Road/track workout. 2mi warm up. 3x hilly mile road repeats @ 5:58. 5x1000s (5:32ave) on the track with 2mins rest. 10mins @ 5:58 on road. 3mi cool down. Dead.

Friday: 8.5mi easy. Surprisingly not feeling awful after yesterday’s insanity!
30min pool run

Leg 1: GW Birthday Marathon Relay

Saturday: 10.5mi easy with Mr. Pesto on the bike. Lifted in afternoon.

Sunday: 20mi long run/workout combo. As we know these are some of my favorite things to do, but today was even better because I got to run a leg of a marathon relay as part of my workout. What was not so awesome was that it was nearly 70degrees at the start, the course was INSANELY hilly, and there was some wind. So essentially, wonderful conditions. Our team, Pink Compression won the relay in 2:41 and change so it was an awesome day!
The workout: 3mi warmup, 9.7mi relay leg @ 6:15ave, 2mi @ 7min/mi, 2mi @ 6:10, 3.25mi cool down.ย Again, dead.

I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience while sipping on wine & coffee in Northern Virginia. Together with my husband and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gracie we battle to keep the Tupperware cupboard organized for more than two days at time. I recently ran my first marathon (2:51) and am excited for what is to come. I like to ramble about running post injury, finding a work-life balance and running quickly.

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  1. I am laughing at what an idiot I am! I had to pool run this past fall while recovering from a stress fracture. I wore the belt backwards! For 2 months, lol!

  2. He may be trying to kill you but you seem to be resisting just fine- you’re killing training, and can’t wait to see it all pay off this spring!!