I’m celebrating my first 30 mile week of the year with ice cream and marshmallow bears as one should. 😉 Actually, this has been my biggest week since being injured last year! It was my first “official” week of training where I could actually do some work. No sickness. No traveling. I got back into the swing of things last weekend. I’m using the Hansons Half Method for the Malaga Half Marathon on March 26. In the past I’ve only done one day of speed work per week. The hardest part of this week was doing the Tuesday and Thursday strength/speed work. The other runs felt fairly smooth and relaxed! The ever-sunny Spanish coast makes winter running easy. I’m relishing this!
1.08 Sunday- 8 miles at 10:07 pace
1.09 Monday- 4 easy miles
1.10 Tuesday- 5 miles total. 1 mile warm up + some strides. 8x600m at 7:55 pace. I did these while angry and started out very quickly. LOLZ at me. 7:45 for the first three. Struggled to maintain 8:00 in the last few. Lesson learned. Cool down.
1.11 Wednesday- Rest Day!
1.12 Thursday- 4.4 miles total. 1 mile warm up + 2 tempo intervals. This workout came from the Believe Training Journal. I had a three mile tempo on the plan, so I decided to do the broken-down tempo intervals from the Journal. You hold a slightly-above tempo pace for three minutes, tempo pace for three minutes, and end slightly-below tempo pace for three minutes. I did this twice and cooled down for a mile.
1.13 Friday- A beautiful Friday the 13th run at 4 miles, 9:45 pace.
1.14 Saturday- 6 miles at 10:02
Total: 31.4 miles. Yay!!
I did 8 miles again today (which will be in next week’s log:) and I was surprised to feel my body want to run a bit faster given all the miles I’ve racked up the past few days. I’m excited for another week of work! I’m mostly motivated because I know next week will kick off my first of many 10-mile long runs, and my boyfriend has promised me we will get sushi next weekend. I’m already anticipating the runger. #willrun4sushi