Dill’s Training Log 1.18.16 thru 1.24.16

This was week three of no actual training plan and I actually had a pretty great week!  I stuck with my goal of doing one strength related exercise a day, squeezed in a few group exercise classes and had some great runs.  This week also served as great reminder of why I need to stop looking at my watch so much.  I made a point of trying to run by feel.  I did glance at it a bit during the first half of my 20 miler, just because I was running with some speedsters and I didn’t want to blow up too early in the run.  You know what happens when I just run and stop watching the clock?  I run faster and I have more fun.   Oh I also ordered some hokas this week.  Not for me.  I’ll be sending them back (as long as I can get my daughter out of the box first.)

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Monday:  Rest day from running.  Took a core class and a legs class in the evening

Tuesday: Easy run early morning on my treadmill.  Sent some treadmill selfies back and forth to my running buddies who were up at the gym doing spadework.  Accountability is a beautiful thing!

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Wednesday: Had to do a late night treadmill session since my husband was traveling. Did 2 mile warm up/2 mile cool down.  4 by 1 mile @10k pace with 400 m jog recovery between. Decided to shoot for 6:59 pace because I honestly can’t tell you the last time I raced a 10k.  6:59, 6:54, 6:52, 6:47.  Felt great! 9 miles total

Thursday: rest day

Friday: Was planning on doing some type of tempo run on the mill because it’s stinking cold here.  My friend Jeff convinced me to meet him in the 5 am hour in 15 degrees on a day I didn’t need to be up that early.  Didn’t look at watch, threw in a long uphill and the run turned into a progression run.  So much fun. Felt great. 7 miles total – then went to a barre core class.

Saturday:  7 easy

Sunday: 20 miles @ 8:11 pace.  It was 15 degrees, we threw in a mile plus long hill at mile 15 and I felt better than I have in a long time.  Great run with good friends. Feeling much better than my last 20 miler!

I'm a running mom of two little girls, who is busy balancing life, work and marathon training. It's always training season for me because I'm on a quest to run a marathon in every state, while constantly striving to be the best runner I can be. Running has led me to some great adventures and I always have a good story to share!

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  1. Sometimes NOT having a plan is the best thing, I usually have at least 1 week each training cycle where I throw the plan right out the window and just see what happens. Mentally it’s a great break! Nice week of running, quality time on the feet!