We all have those weeks when we get so busy that we just sort of fall off the face of the earth. My last couple of weeks were like that – you know how they go: six hours of sleep is a great night and if something can go wrong, well…it’s November now so I’ll just leave it at the fact that I’m happy we’re all healthy and safe.
Anyways, here’s two weeks worth of my training logs!
Monday 10/21/2013: 12 x 400m repeats with 90 second recovery intervals. Total run was 5.4 miles with an average pace of 9:03 according to RunKeeper. Hit all my splits!
Crazy busy week meant I didn’t run again until Sunday’s race.
Sunday 10/27/2013: Race day! The third race in the Distance Challenge series, Run For the Water! This was my first time racing the 10 mile distance. I had to keep reminding myself to run my own race, because I felt sluggish and there was a girl that looked very out of shape in front of me the whole time…she was NOT out of shape! Looks can be so deceiving. Anyways, I ran my race, finished with sub-9 minute miles, and got in a good run and lots of decent schwag (seriously — they let me take whole a whole pizza!).
Monday 10/28: A day of rest
Tuesday 10/29: Cross-training. Started Insanity today, with the fit test. 8 exercises for 1 minute each. Made me sore!
Wednesday 10/30: I got a fantastic surprise. My husband takes the kids to soccer (north from our house) and drops them off, so I go to the soccer fields and run and pick them up (south from my work). He was still there when I got there, and said he was going to stay. I said I would walk with him if he wanted to walk, and he said no. I asked if he wanted to run (he hates running), and he said no. He surprised me by bringing his bike to practice and biking alongside me during my run! This was truly one of the best surprises I could have gotten. We did six 800m repeats (I hate 800s, in case you care). I only hit about 2 of them, but remember I haven’t been fitting in much room for sleep, and totally burning the candle at both ends, so I was just glad to be able to finish.
Friday 11/1/13: 5 mile tempo run in my neighborhood. Average pace at 9:01, but boy, did I struggle with it! Speed is not my thing.
Sunday 11/3/13: If you read my last training log, you may recall that my intent was to log a 15 mile run this weekend. I did it today! I haven’t run that far since that one epic run, which has been awhile, so I was gratified to see that I could still do it. I’m not going to play hero, I totally inserted one minute walk breaks into every mile, but at the end of the day, I logged 15 miles in 2 hours and 34 minutes, at an average pace of 10:06. My Zombies, Run! is not working, but luckily RunKeeper had my back.