Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a training log– since my taper, actually– but I have, in fact been running. Although I thought I would take more time off after my big PR at Newport June 4, I only took two days off and then eased back into running. Why? Well, I love it and it keeps me sane. Plus, summer running is great because I call this time of year my whatever-happens training; I like to keep my mileage in the 50-60 miles/week range and mix up my running with more trails, more hills, speed when I feel like it, and runs with my friends who are actually training for something. As of now, I have a 10k scheduled for July 4, then I plan on pacing my friend Kate for the last 25-30 miles of her 100-mile race in early September. Around then, I start training again for CIM in December.
I love summer running, I feel like the pressure is off and I can sort of cruise on the fitness I built up during the winter and spring and add to it by changing up my normal routine. It’s a mental break as well as a physical one, and my body already feels the benefit from mixing up my terrain, speed, and the time of day I run. So, in a nutshell, what have I been up to?
6/7: 3 miles on the treadmill, plus core
6/8: 4.5 miles pushing the stroller
6/9: 5.5 miles on hilly trails with my dog, plus core
6/11: 6.37 on hilly trails with my dog, plus core
6/12: 5 miles on the treadmill with 1 @6:45.
6/13: am/5 miles on the mill with two fast, did core. pm/3 miles on the mill slow
6/14: 10 miles with 6 @7:13, plus core
6/15: 6 miles
6/16: 10 miles
6/17: 5 miles, plus core
6/18: 14.3 miles, core
6/19: did core, no running
6/20: 7 miles, did core
6/21: 11.25 miles treadmill ladder workout- 7:32 average: 3 warm up, 2 @6:48, 1 @6:30, 800m @6:18, 800m @ 6:18 and back up the ladder.
6/22: am/5 miles, pm/3 miles, did core
6/23: 10 miles big ass hills, 7:35 average.
6/24: 6 miles
6/25: 12 miles of big ass trail hills on the Pacific Crest Trail while camping. BLISS. Ran across snow I got up so high!
6/26: day off, did core
TOTAL: 131.92 miles of fun with lots of core work!