Poppy’s training log – 6.26.16

This week was similar to last with respect to mileage.  The husband-coach had me do a light workout midweek, which was basically just glorified strides, just to start easing back into workouts.  I also got to do a hilly long run on one of my favorite routes up at my dad’s.  Overall I feel like I’m getting some pep back in my step and getting back into a groove with running.  Holla!

Monday: 8 solo in the morning, 4 solo in the afternoon

Tuesday: 10 solo in the morning w/ 8×20 sec strides in the latter miles

Wednesday: 8 miles w/ the kids in the double BOB – another Bucknell track run with a stop at the Farmer’s Market on the way home.  Today we bought whoopie pies.  And a tomato.

Thursday: 12 w/ light workout of 3×1600 where I strided the straights and floated the turns, easy 800 jog between each set.  Was pretty consistent with 20/25, though got a little faster in the last few laps.  Overall time for the 1600s were 6:07, 5:58, 5:51

Friday: 6 w/ the kids in the double in the morning, 4 solo in the afternoon

Saturday: 9 miles solo w/ 8×20 sec strides near the end of the run.  Went to the town’s Independence Day parade after, then drove up to my dad’s in the afternoon to spend time at his girlfriend’s lake house.

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The lake house!

Sunday: 15 mile run from my dad’s.  Very hilly.  Had several climbs of 300-400 ft in the span of less than a mile.  Ran up to the base of Elk Mountain ski resort.  Great views along the way.  I love running at my dad’s.

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Views from the long run at my dad’s
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Atop one of the many hills on my Sunday long run route.

76 miles for the week

I'm a licensed massage therapist with a background in biochemistry and also a mother of two. After almost two years of focusing on shorter race distances, I am back on the marathon training horse. My next goal race is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. I write mostly about health and science as they relate to running as well as being part of a running family.

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2 comments

    1. Yes, I love the scenery in my dad’s area, which is the area where I grew up. I never fully appreciated how beautiful it was until I moved away and then came back to visit. All of the hills there also make me realize why I was so strong in cross country when I was younger. So much climbing!