I decided to adjust my race goal after my 12 mile run on Sunday. Between work, wedding planning, and side projects, I just didn’t think I could find the time or energy to train for a full marathon, which was my original goal. So now I’m capping my race goals for the year at the half marathon distance, with the hopes of completing my first 10k and speeding up on my 5k runs. Here’s the first training log with those goals in mind. (And, perfectly, my first Salty Running training log.)
Monday: 30 minutes of yoga. I needed it after my long run the day before. Has anyone bent their knees during a downward dog while keeping their heels on the ground? Because it was my first time and wowza. Talk about deep muscle stretch.
Tuesday: Easy 4 mile run, average 10:33 pace, for a total time of 42:09. Split paces 10:03, 10:32, 10:36, 10:57.
Wednesday: I was nonstop all day for work, and then had an evening meeting right after work. I only had time to squeeze in a 30-minute, at-home, total body core workout.
Thursday: Accidental rest day. I wanted to run in the middle of the work day…but work came up. Imagine that.
Friday: Threshold run. I ran 1.5 miles to warm-up at 10:08/mile, then the next two miles were at a 10:14/mile pace. Then one final mile at 10:05/mile. Now I see that my warm-up and cool down were at a faster pace. Weird…
Saturday: PiYo workout. My first time trying it. Anyone ever heard of it?
Sunday: Long run. 5.64 miles in 58 minutes, so a 10:17/mile pace. Splits: 9:54, 10:37, 10:34, 10:13, 9:51, and 10:39.