Hey! It’s almost spring. We’re gonna make it!
Side note: Since you liked my Venice photos last time, they’re back! I haven’t taken any spectacular photos during runs this month.
I’m in my third week of 10K training, and I’m also in the peak weeks of the semester. The last two weeks were not pretty, but I made it work. I had a midterm coupled with a research project due in the same week. That will happen again next week. But after that, it’s spring break!
Week of 2.12
Tuesday- easy 4
Thursday- 4 miles with 1 at half marathon pace (8:15)
Friday- easy 4
Saturday- unplanned rest. I worked and studied the majority of the day, and test anxiety got the best of me.
Sunday- Roughly 6 miles ending with coffee after a productive morning. This was such a great study break, I want to make it a ritual.
Total: 18 miles
Week of 2.19
Monday- easy 4 miles before school took over.
Tuesday + Wednesday- rest
Thursday- 4 mile tempo (8:15 pace again)
Friday- 5 easy
Saturday- 5 easy, rainy miles during which I was splashed by three drivers. My Friday and Saturday runs were a 9:30 pace, which is on the quicker end of my “easy” spectrum.
Sunday- 7 @ 9:20 average.
Total: 25 miles
Extra Salt: Both weeks I had to take an extra rest day due to anxiety or fatigue, and I am totally okay with that. Law school, and life really, sometimes makes it impossible to maintain any normal schedule, so I prioritized sleep during these days. I was in bed before 11:30 almost every day, which is a big deal for me! I really shot for 11, and sometimes I made it in before then. The extra sleep has made a huge difference in my mornings! Thanks for the inspiration, Maple!
Starting this week, I’ll be incorporating speed and strength.