Chive’s Training Log — 8.7.16

Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 12.33.32 PMTook this week as a down week for mileage, but then ended with my first ever 20 mile run so I didn’t exactly go into the next Monday feeling well-rested.
Monday–6mi easy with C.
Tuesday–7mi easy with C. Felt fine.
Wednesday–8mi Hill Loop 2 solo. Took it pretty relaxed on the flats but fast up the hills, felt good.
Thursday–6mi easy with C. Did “Olympics” with my kids at camp today. We took them to run on the track for the first time last week and they loved it! They also like doing strides. Very cute.
Friday–3mi easy solo and stopped to pick up donuts. Long day field trip today.
Saturday–7mi easy with C. Pretty humid out and felt decent on the run but all day felt so exhausted like I had done a long run even though my mileage has been super low the last few days. Took a nap and hung out on the couch most of the afternoon.
Sunday–20mi! With C and his brother J. Overall very fun, and I felt pretty good โ€ฆ given that it wasย 20 miles. Tired the last few miles but nothing crazy. This wasn’t really something I felt my training needed, just a number of miles to hit as a challenge. I’m glad I did it but probably won’t run 20 again until I’m training for a marathon.
Total: 57mi.
I’m getting ready to be done with this schedule and luckily next week is the last week. Probably going to throw in a lite workout of some sort next week like a fartlek, and then maybe a tempo the week after.

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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