I was excited to get back to training this week after last week’s mini-taper leading up to the 5K. Frankly, I was ready to wash my hands of the 5K and revisit it in the winter when it’s cooler and move on the 10K. However, moving is throwing a bit of a wrench in my plans. I had planned on running a 10K in Dallas two days after we arrived (which is the day before we move into our new house). Now we are planning on moving in a few days later, and there are no 10Ks in San Antonio on the same date. My coach said I could either find ANOTHER 5K or just skip it and wait for a fall half, and I opted for the latter. My next race with be the Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon on September 23, so I have time to get a good training block in before then.
Monday-8 miles easy, 8:16 pace. Later I taught a strength class.
Tuesday-Tempo. 2 mile warmup, 3 miles @6:45, 2 mile cooldown. Later I taught a strength class.
Wednesday-8 recovery, 8:16 pace again. I took the kids to Six Flags in the 102 degree heat because I’m dumb, and then I taught a spin class. I was DEAD at the end of the day.
Thursday-I got a babysitter so I could go to the track early in the morning versus waiting until the kids were up and it was hot. My workout was: 2×200 at 45, 3×1600 at 6:05, 2×200 at 40. I did the first set of 200s as prescribed, the 1600s in 6:04, 6:04, and 6:07, and the last 2 200s in 39. I wasn’t psyched about the last 1600 but was overall happy. I’d spent a lot of time on my feet Wednesday so was glad I could manage that tough workout! Later I got some dry needling on my tight adductors and calves, and then taught a strength class.
Friday-8 recovery at 8:25, and then a strength class.
Saturday-12 miles at 8:00 pace. I felt really really good this entire run. I got to catch up on some good podcasts (check out ESPN’s 30 for 30!) and felt what might even constitute as a cool breeze. Later I taught 2 classes and then ate the contents of my fridge.
Sunday-sweet sweet rest day.
Next week will be my last week of teaching group fitness. I absolutely love it, but I think it will help my running to take some time off. A lot of the classes I teach are the same, so I end up doing a lot of squats and lunges which stress out my hip flexors and quads. I’ll be sad to leave, but I think my body will appreciate the break.