Dill’s Training Log: May 23rd – May 29th and May 30th – June 5th

Shoot!  It happened again.  I got behind, but I blame the fun filled holiday weekend.  It was Wednesday before I realized I didn’t have my log up. I’ve been keeping up with my strength training and my week day runs have been going well.  I seem to be struggling on my long runs.  I’m not sure if it’s an endurance problem or if I’m just worn out by the end of the week.

May 23rd thru May 29th:

Monday: Kickboxing – I was pleasantly surprised to find I was sore the next day.

Tuesday: 30 minutes leg class, 30 minutes pilates, followed by late night 800’s on the mill.  I like to do my speedwork the same night as the legs workout so I can get it done before the soreness sets in.  2 mile warm up.  8 by 800s starting at 3:20 working down to 3:10. .25 job in-between with 1 mile cool down.  10 miles total.

Wednesday: 6 mile recovery run.  So sore!

Thursday: rest day

Friday: 7 easy miles on the mill

Saturday: paced the 2 hour group at the Medina half marathon. This is a great little local race, but it was hot and hilly.  I ran an additional 4 miles to get to 17 for the day.  I felt pretty rough and fell asleep by 7:30 that night!

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My friend Holly and I pacing the 2 hour group at the Medina Half Marathon.

Sunday: 6 mile recovery, still feeling a bit rough

May 23rd thru May 29th:

Monday: spent the day at the neighborhood pool. No running or working out!

Tuesday: 30 minute legs, 30 minutes pilates.  Late night mill speedwork.  2 mile warm up, 3 @ 1/2 marathon pace, 2 @ 1/2 marathon less 10 seconds, 1 @ 1/2 marathon less 20 seconds, 1 cool down for 9 total

Wednesday: 6 late night easy miles with my neighbor, didn’t feel so easy because of the heat.  When will I acclimate!?

Thursday: rest day

Friday: 7 miles total on the treadmill.  I was bored, so I through in a workout.  1 warm up 3 by (2:00 hard /1:30 moderate), 5 by (1:00 hard/1:00 moderate), 10 by (:30 hard/:30 recovery) warm down to 7 total

Saturday: I woke up late and decided to run to my daughter’s soccer practice. It was 4.8 mile straight shot to her practice.  Running to a destination is a great idea, but make sure you check out the terrain first.  It was a hot and humid run, mostly uphill without sidewalks.  The road was too busy to run in, so I spent most of the run trying not to break an ankle on the knee high grass/weeds and avoiding all of the dead cicadas that have over taken Ohio.

Sunday: So humid!!!!  We started off running 6.5 miles on trails.  I am so out of trail shape that I struggled to keep up with my friends.  We finished up another 6.5 miles on the towpath for 13 total.  I was having a terrible time in the humidity, and then I got in my own head.  I had originally wanted to run 15-16.  I decided to listen to my body for once and stopped when I got back to my car.  I couldn’t go home right away though because there was a angry yellow jacket in my car. I made my friend and her husband come back to remove this guy from my review mirror!

If you look closely on the review mirror, you can see the yellow jacket that was holding me hostage after my miserable long run!

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. Humidity is my kryptonite, but it always gets better as I become acclimated over the summer, hopefully the same is true for you! And the yellow jacket! EEK! I would have been absolutely no help to you whatsoever in that situation!