Monday: X Train
1 hr elliptical, 30 min bike
3 mile easy run on indoor track
2 mile warm up, 8 X short hill, 1 mile cool down ( a little under 4 miles total)
I was feeling tired and it was cold out. Speed work is the most difficult run of the week for me in terms of motivation, esp. when I have to do it alone. I had not done hill repeats in awhile and it was a nice change from the track. This was a useful workout, although pretty short.
10 miles-treadmill (8:30ish pace)
I felt guilty for not running many miles the day before. This day I had an hour drive, two a.m. concerts, another hour drive, then a 3 and a half hour drive. So I ran 10 miles on the treadmill at 5 a.m.. Whatttt?? Not like me, I know. It was mostly because I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and couldn’t sleep.
Thursday: Tempo Run
5 miles (6:58), 1 mile cool down
I was thinking of doing a track workout to improve my shorter races but again I had no motivation. I started out just running but went quicker because it was freaking cold out. I did the second mile faster and then thought..what the hell, I might as well do a tempo.
5 mile splits were 7:31, 7:04, 6:50, 6:45, 6:44
Friday: Run and X train
5 miles with a trail group (I really don’t care about pace on trail runs…plus my watch doesn’t work anyway). I threw in two hill sprints at the end, since we had to run up two giant hills anyway.
1 hr elliptical
arms, abs, legs
This was a good calorie burning day!
Saturday: Long run
13 miles (7:35)
I went to a group run on a half marathon course. I found two women to run with who were right around my pace. Actually I would have run slower alone! But it was a great workout-the course had a gradual incline from mile 8 or so. It just got harder and harder. I was going to add on more miles at the end but I was beat and cold.
10 miles-slow treadmill
It was snowy and I’m not as tough about the weather as I was in my younger days (as in last year!). Most of the run was slow and I was bored out of my mind. To mix it up I added in faster quarter mile intervals from mile 6 on.
push ups, planks
This was a good week for me, both running and healthy eating wise. I realized I need to run with people more often because it really helps with motivation. It is hard when I am travelling but I will try to go to groups when I can. I ran every day this week which is unusual for me, but only because some of the runs were shorter.
Total miles: 51