With an insanely busy spring that combines working extra hours with a couple big races, I’ve been wondering about how I can maximize my training. I’m thinking the answer is in the Rule of Three. Three workouts that is. One speed workout, one tempo run, and one long run.
Monday/Tuesday – Sloppy weather and after work meetings made me take a couple of rest days.
Wednesday – Speed. 1.5 mi warmup, three sets of 4 x 300 at 7:15 pace, 1 min rest between laps, 4 mins rest between sets. 6 mi total.
Thursday – Another rest day.
Friday – biking around town to do errands. About 10 mi.
Saturday – 10k race. 48:47 (which is only 10 sec slower than my 10k PR. That’s a goal I need to crush soon!)
Sunday – Easter Hash. (For more on what a hash run is, see Cinnamon’s post here.) I was helping set the day’s trail, so I did a walk/jog combo of about 3 miles. It’s a stretch to put it on my Training Log, but I did set the trail in bunny ears and a tail, laying Easter eggs along the way!
So all in all, even my modest goal of getting a magic 3 workouts in only ended up being 66.7% realized. Since I’m on Spring Break from school this week, I’m planning on getting that long run in today.