Last week was a solid week of training. I can only hope this week goes as well! Ever have weeks where you just feel crappy on EVERY run and want to give up? Then weeks where you feel amazing and want to keep running? Oh the highs and lows of marathon training
Here’s how the week went down:
Monday: Easy run – 4.5 miles. Just our usual loop in town.
Wednesday: Tempo run – 6.5 miles total. We decided to do part of the workout during a 5K race (The NJ Trail Series which we love). We did a 1.5 mile warm-up, then 1 mile at tempo pace on our own before the 5K, then 5K at tempo pace, then 1 mile cooldown. Felt good!
Thursday: Off. Shouldn’t have taken off but was tired from the previous workout and we had to do our long run Friday, so figured rest couldn’t hurt.
Friday: 13 miles. Of course it was the hottest day of the week, but this was the only day I could get it done. I was going down the shore for the weekend, plus I prefer doing my long runs during the week as opposed to weekend mornings. We took it really slow because of the heat, and left water on the course, so we were drinking water every 2-3 miles. Those water stops did add an extra 15 minutes to our total time…but it was needed. I’ve seen people online talk about how you shouldn’t stop that much during runs because it will affect your training but I’d rather stop for a minute or 2 to get water and hydrate. What do you all think?
TOTAL MILES: 29. Total time: 5:40…up 20 minutes from last week and with one day less of running! Hoping to hit high 30s if not 40 this week.
Shins have been feeling good, and physical therapy is really helping. So gotta keep trucking along until November!
I’m running 5th Avenue Mile this weekend, who else is?? See ya there!
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