Honey Training Log 4.5.15

Training can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the right combination of workouts. Flickr photo by Hubert Figuière.
Training can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the right combination of workouts. Flickr photo by Hubert Figuière.

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.

A Minnesota girl living in New York City. I'm a middle school teacher (by choice!), runner, bike commuter, traveler, and general do-er of things. My next goal is to change my finally crush my marathon PR of 4:01 to under 4:00.

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