Spearmint’s Training Log 2.19.17

Good morning and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great week and enjoyed all your miles ๐Ÿ™‚

The weather here in Northern Virginia has been really beautiful for the past week so I’ve been loving my runs even more than usual. Here’s my week of training…

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Mon: 4 miles in the morning/Track workout in the evening. 6 K’s at threshold ranging from 3:13-3:17, with 1 minute rest in between. Lifted afterwards.

Tues: 4 miles in the morning/10 miles in the evening.

Wed: 4 miles in the morning/10 miles in the evening.

Thurs: 4 miles in the morning/Track workout in the evening. ย Anytime I hear the word “Michigan” I automatically panic, so when my coach told me I was doing a “Michigan style” workout I was a little nervous. It was 8xmile with 1, 3, 5, and 7 on the the track and 2, 4, 6, and 8 on a road loop at 6:30 pace. I lucked out with a pacer for the track stuff, whoย just ran 3:57 for the mile at Millrose Games(!) and that helped a TON. The workout actually ended up feeling super relaxed, fun, and even a little easy because all I had to do was jump on the train and chill out behind him for 5ish minutes. I ended up running 5:17, 5:13, 5:11, and 5:05 for the track miles and between 6:30-6:40 for road miles. Lifted afterwards.

Fri: 4

creaky and slow miles in the morning/9 miles in the evening. Still driving the struggle bus from the Thursday workout. Well worth it though.

Sat: Long run.

Sun: Nada

Total: 90

 

I'm an aspiring elite runner from the DC/Northern VA area. I love road racing and am currently training for a half marathon in April. I write about attempting to balance a career with running and enjoying the process of training and improving!

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  1. That workout sounds fun but challenging, I have read a few other runners recently doing those kind of workouts where some is on track and some is on the road- nice work getting it done!