Decent week of training this week, and recovered well from last weekend’s 10K race. However, the big news of the week is I rented some commercial space and will be setting up a studio for my business, Moms Run Strong. Setting it up is going to keep me pretty busy for the next couple of months – the space needs a lot of love – but ultimately it will be great, and it’s a big step forward for my little business.
Training-wise, here’s what I did:
Monday: 40 minutes of aqua –long stride cross country. 45 mins. strength training.
Tuesday: 5.75 Miles – 50 minutes easy.
Wednesday: 4 miles (35:04) easy with a minute every 5 minutes at a “plus” pace. Core, hip mobility.
Thursday: 4.5 miles at Skyline Park – drills and strides, then Skyline laps – 4x ½ mile plus over rolling hills at a p.e. of 7.5 (comfortably hard) with a 1 min. jog recovery– 3:21.62, 3:31:35, 3:31.44, 3:26.67. 1 lap warm-down.
Friday: 45 mins. elliptical and 20 min strength
Saturday: 6 miles (50:45) with 2 mins. of each mile at a plus pace. Core, hip mobility.
Sunday: 7 miles. I had an awful run today. There were high winds and sleet, which made things tough, plus this kind of stamina run is always a struggle for me. Here’s what it was supposed to be: 70 minutes or 8 miles – 2.0 miles warm-up, drills, 2×20 sec strides. Then run miles 3 to 5 at a 6:50 – 6:55 pace. Warmdown for 3 miles. Here’s what actually happened: I ran miles 3 and 4 at 7:00-7:04, which felt like a huge effort, then had to stop and jog for half a mile to collect myself, then ran another mile in 7:05. Then planned to jog the last 2.5 miles easy but was so cold and soggy I took it in after 1.5 miles, for a total of 7 miles. Blech. Sucky workout.