Chive’s Training Log – 10.2.16

Monday: 10mi–easy, with C. Felt much recovered from my cold and legs didn’t feel bad at all from the race (probably because I ran it at about tempo pace.

Turkeys! I see some of the these guys on most runs, especially when it’s rainy out it seems.

Tuesday AM: 8.5mi–raining, pretty miserable conditions. With my friend C. After a rocky start, ended up feeling great despite the weather.

Tuesday PM: 4mi–easy with C. We both felt like we were sprinting even though it was like 8min pace.

Wednesday: 10.5mi–easy. Met a friend from my college and the Reach the Beach team (whose name also starts with C). Felt good, good pace.

Thursday AM: 7mi–easy, with C. A few strides after.

Thursday PM: 3mi–easy.

Friday AM: 4mi tempo, 6×800. Met college (and Reach the Beach) teammate N, did 4mi tempo on the path by the Charles with her and C (6:15, 6:27, 6:27, 6:20). Aiming for 6:25-30, so we went a bit under. It felt good, able to talk a bit for the first 2.5mi or so. Faster than the first 4mi of the Lone Gull 10k last weekend! C went home and N and I did 6×800 on the track, all in about 3:02ish. Kind of windy for these. Solid work.

Friday PM: 3mi–easy, solo. Legs felt surprisingly good, but then I felt weirdly dizzy after.

Saturday: 7mi–easy, with C. Felt good again! Raining, cold, saw some high school XC teams working out. Like 7:30 pace. Had a ton of fun.

Sunday: 15mi–Long Run. With C, C, N, M–big crew! There was a big breast cancer walk going on so we had to do a lot of dodging and weaving at times. I felt pretty tired for the last few miles, but overall good.


Total: 80.5mi.


This was my highest weekly mileage total to date.ย Glad I came through it feeling good, with a good (and fun) workout in there. Going for a few more solid training weeks before the next race. Iโ€™ve been enjoying running a lot lately, working on translating my belief in my training into something I can use in races.

I am a runner based in Boston. I am also an AmeriCorps member and soon-to-be grad student. I like to write about gender disparities in running and the mental aspects of training and racing.

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