Whew! This week has been a whirlwind! Between kids’ volleyball and my substitute teaching, I’ve had to get creative with my training. I managed to squeeze almost everything in, but I’m pretty happy that today is a rest day. Here’s how everything went down:
Monday: 10 easy. I’m trying to really focus on slowing down my easy runs, which is easy to do when I run early. I was exhausted here, and went at 8:43 pace which is just about right.
Tuesday: I subbed in the library today, and came home to do my tempo run. I did it on the treadmill, which is probably not ideal, but I had my kids and didn’t really have any other options. The area where I live is super hilly, and it’s hard to get in a tempo run without driving somewhere. I did a 1 mile warmup and then 6 miles at 6:55 pace before jumping off the treadmill to take my kids to volleyball practice.
Wednesday- I wanted to get in about 8 miles today but didn’t have a ton of time before or after subbing, so I split it. 4 miles at 5 am at 8:30 pace, then 4 more after school at 8:55. I try not to make a habit of splitting runs, mostly because I don’t want to do that much laundry!
Thursday-track day. Workout was 2×1600 at 6:05, 3×400 at 85, and 2×200 at 41. I went 6:04, 6:03, 84, 84, 83, 40, 41. I was happy with how this went considering it was early and dark. Later I got in some strength training.
Friday-10.5 easy plus strides. 7:57 average including the strides. A little quick but I had to finish to get to school to sub again.
Saturday-1 mile warmup, then 10 miles at 7:30 pace. My husband had to go out of town overnight so I did this early on the treadmill. I spent the rest of the day in a middle school gym at volleyball games.
Total: 56.5 miles (goal was 57 so I’m going to consider this a win)