Cardamom’s Training Log – 11.1.15

Cheering at the TCS NYC Marathon
Cheering at the TCS NYC Marathon

This past week was a hard week at work. So while I wasn’t physically fatigued, I was mentally exhausted and it showed in the couple of runs  that I did.

Thursday: On treadmill, 1/2 mile warm at 6.0 mph & 1.5 miles at 8.2 mph, which was slower than the intended 8.5 mph.

Sunday: It’s Marathon Sunday in NYC!!!!  My husband and I cheered for three hours near where we live in Brooklyn. It was so much fun! Our races were a big hit (although a few runners didn’t get the humor). Then in the afternoon, I did an easy 3 mile run in Prospect Park (27:40). I had wanted to do 6-7 miles, but as I started running, I realized my legs were just not there. The stress of the work week really carried over and I couldn’t run. I was just happy that I got out and did a few miles. Hopefully this week work will ease up.

I'm an academic, a runner, and a New York cliché. I write about the science of exercise, training, and the culture of running. My current goals are a sub-23:00 5K (achieved on 4/22/17 with 22:48) and a sub-1:45 HM (achieved on 10/1/17). Now what?

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