This week was a big one for me. I’ve moved from base building to the real stuff. Speed work and tempo runs began this week, along with the shift from 5 days of running to 6 days a week. I’ve mentioned before that all of my previous training plans were of the 4 day a week variety, so this is huge for me. I’m astonished how well my body is adapting to the consistent running and how NOT sore I am! This week was also a big jump, mileage wise- packing on 10+ miles more than last week. Again, surprised I feel pretty great. We have had some fantastic weather around here, and I was able to run in short sleeves and capris for my run on Saturday- even got a tiny tan line. Overall, a solid week!
Monday 2.22: 4 easy miles on the treadmill
Tuesday 2.23: 12 x 400/ 1 min recovery. 5 miles total with warm up and cool down.
Wednesday 2.24: off
Thursday 2.25: 6 miles total, 5 at tempo pace.
Friday 2.26: 4 miles outside. A gorgeous Spring-like day. Saw lots of people running in shorts. 48 degrees is a heat wave in MN!
Saturday 2.27: 8 easy miles outside. 55 degrees and zero wind. I was actually too hot in my capris and t-shirt. Unreal!
Sunday 2.28: 8 easy on the treadmill. Husband was heading out of town so had to get my run done early if I wanted to run outdoor…. but it was 24 degrees with 20 mph winds at 7am. Opted to head to the basement and entertain myself with Netflix. Went with Tommy Boy for my movie selection- good distraction!
Total miles: 35