Chive’s Training Log – 9.11.16

Stocking up on Clif bars for the race next weekend.

Monday AM: 9.5mi easy–with C and C. Felt great! Nice weather too.

Monday PM: 3mi easy–solo. Misty and windy out. Put this run off for way too long.
Tuesday: 8.5mi easy–with C and C again, and felt great again.
Wednesday: 10.5mi track workout–2x3200m, 2x800m. C did the whole thing with me and paced most of it. Planned on 3200 at HM pace, 3200 at 10k pace, 2×800 at 5k pace, taking 2min jog between everything. More like “date pace” than PR pace, but I was still nervous about the 3200 at 10k pace because it seemed pretty long, especially on a track. Ended up running 12:55, 12:29, 2:58, 2:56. Negative split on the 800s, which felt really good. It rained a bit during and the track got slippery.
Thursday AM: 9mi easy–with best friend C. Felt decent, had interesting conversations.
Thursday PM: 3mi easy–solo.
Friday: 10mi easy–with C. Felt somewhat tired.
Saturday AM: 6mi easy–with C and C. Bailed on doing strides.
Saturday PM: 3.5mi easy–solo, embedded some strides.

Sunday: 15mi Long Run–with C for about 11mi, then I split off and did about 3mi at 6:45 pace. Felt tired to begin but during the uptempo bit my legs felt pretty good.

ย Total: 78mi.
Solid mileage and a good workout on Wednesday. Feeling encouraged about my fitness level though not at all sure where I’d be in a race since it’s been a while. Next week I will run a bit less mileage and on Friday-Saturday will be competing in Reach the Beach relay with a team of (mostly) former teammates.

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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