Cayenne’s Training Log 11.19.17

Wine is an important part of training, right?

Monday: Long Run

12 miles (slow, on the treadmill)

This was the long run that I didn’t do this past weekend.

push ups, planks

Tuesday: Speed

2 mile warm up, 4 X 100 (17,17, 17, 17), 4 X 400 (1:21, 1:21, 1:22, 1:22), 4 X 100 (17, 18, 17, 17),  2 mile cool down

This was a nice, short workout to get the old legs moving.  I had planned on doing more but soon realized that those shorter, quicker intervals are much more fatiguing on my legs than the longer ones.

push ups, planks

Wednesday: Run

a.m. 6 miles (8:25)

p.m. 5 miles (7:56)

light arms, abs

Thursday: X Train

30 minutes elliptical

push ups, planks, legs

Friday: Run

10 miles (7:42)

I had a pleasant run in a new place-a nice suburb where I was staying for work.

Saturday: Run

7 miles (7:50 pace)

I ran in the same area as the previous day.  It was raining the entire run.  I had planned on doing a sustained tempo run, but I found the footing was sketchy at times due to mud and wet leaves.  I decided to do some fartlek type intervals instead.  I alternated easy running with some 2-3 minute quicker intervals.

Sunday: Off

This is a common theme for me- I did not run in the morning and I had an afternoon concert, followed by a substantial drive. Hence, my plan to run afterwards fell through, mostly due to the call of beer when I got back.

Total miles: 46

I am running an ok amount for the off season.  I feel a bit heavier, mostly because I am still eating as if I am running 60-70 miles a week!

I am a dedicated runner and classical musician. I am currently chasing a sub-3 hour marathon (3:00:38 PR). I often feel like the underdog going up against "serious" runners-I took up running after college, I do not have a typical "runner's body type", and I am mostly self-coached. I travel a lot to perform with different orchestras and run when I can, where I can. I love to (over) eat and that is my number one motivation for running! Follow me as I chase my goals!

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