Catnip’s training log – week ending 11/23/2014

Another week in this weird part of the year where my goal races are completed but I’m not quite ready for a break yet. I always enjoy some good easy miles, but not as much this time of year when it’s dark and cold. Still, I managed to put together a decent week and a much better tempo run than last week.

Monday & Tuesday: off. Both 10+ hour workdays.

Wednesday: 5.6 miles @ 7:26 overall average with 20 minutes tempo averaging 6:25 pace. Felt great. Only stopped the treadmill because JB woke from his nap.

Thursday: 5.3 miles @ 8:33 pace. Ran 30+ minutes at 3-4% incline. Felt good again.

Friday: 6.6 miles @ 8:42 pace. JB slept through the night! An hour of yoga in the evening. Amazing the energy a full night of sleep gives me.

Saturday: Planned run with the MRTT group was canceled due to a crazy ice storm. Attended the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships and went shopping with a good friend in the afternoon.

Sunday: 8.6 miles @ 8:23 pace on hilly trails with 4x strides. Felt great. Would have liked to have run more, but it was starting to get dark.

total: 26.1 miles

I'm a 20-year veteran of competitive running, USATF certified coach, mom of a toddler -- and still trying to set PRs. I write about training from 5k to marathon, motherhood and competitive running, and the elite side of the sport. The 5k is my favorite race (16:56 PR) but I've got a score to settle with the marathon.

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