Today’s Workout – Tempo Run

Total Mileage: 11.25 miles

Total Time: 1:37:30

Average Pace: 8:39 min/mile

I will be back with a full detail of today’s workout. It was tough but the actual workout was a 6 mile tempo run.

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My first day of being gym-less and it went alright! Maybe i’ll be able to get used to this after all. My treadmill is going to have to be my new BFF for the time being.

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Thanks for your patience with me while my family was in town! It was nice to take a break and spend some time with them! I only get to see them about 3-4 times a year, so every moment is precious!

My brother and his wife leave to head back to NC today, so it will calm down a bit around here.

I know it is a day late but I wanted to post my weekly training recap for last week.

Monday – Progressive Tempo Run

10 miles total: 3 miles easy, 5 miles progression (8:30, 8:15, 8:00, 7:47, 7:35), 2 miles easy. 1 mile cool down.

Tuesday – Easy Run

10 miles easy outside

Wednesday – Speed Workout

2 miles easy, 8 x 400 (6:40 min/mile), 400 jog in between each, 1 mile jog after last 400, 30 seconds on (6:31 pace), 1 minute off (jog) x 6, 2.5 mile cool down

Thursday – Easy Run

10 miles easy outside

Friday – Recovery Run

6.15 miles on the treadmill slow and easy.

Saturday – “Long” Run

14.25 miles on the treadmill. Progressively increased the speed from 9:30-7:47 pace followed by a 0.25 mile cool down. Completed on my home treadmill since I had to get up early.

Sunday – Easy run

10 mile easy run before meeting up with the family for church

Total Mileage – 73 miles

This weeks joys/successes:

1. I got my mileage under control.  My mileage has been all over the place the past couple weeks, so finally I think I got my body to a “happy” mileage. I am starting to slowly find what works for me by staying between 65-75 miles per week. That is a big range, but that gives me some room to adjust as my body needs it.

Weekly Mileage

2. I stuck to my schedule. I had a busy week with a lot going on and family coming into town, so I was a bit worried about sticking to my schedule.  Thankfully I got up early when I needed to and make sure to get all of my runs in!

This weeks struggles:

1. Hip. I swear one day I will finally not have to put this under the struggles section! I have to say it is still not as bad as it has been, but the pesky thing won’t seem to go away. I keep giving it a lot of TLC and hoping that one day I will be able to run without any pain at all!

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2. Tough week. This week was a really tough running week for some reason. I was tired a lot, my runs were hard to talk myself into at time, and I just wasn’t feeling it a lot.  I think it is important for us to accept these weeks and move on sometimes. Hoping this coming week has better days in store!

What workouts do you have on the schedule for this week?

In other news:

I am currently being featured on Dorothy from Mile Posts blog. I love her and her blog and she constantly motivates me to become faster! Go over and check it out! I am so honored!

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