Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday. We enjoyed it so much, but were pretty exhausted once everyone left.

I woke up right around 6:00 AM to get my long run in on Saturday morning. I wanted plenty of time before family arrived to get some last things ready to go. It was an added bonus that I was able to beat the real bad heat.

12 Miles

I had 12 miles on my schedule. Overall it felt good. The run went like most, some good times some bad times but overall not bad. I ended up averaging a 8:21 pace which was pretty good for me.

Primal Sport Mud

I wore my new gear from Primal Sport Mud, which I love!

Visor

I have never actually run in a visor, but I may be a convert! It is a lot cooler than wearing a hat and did a great job at keeping the sun off my face!

Once I was finished I cleaned up a last few things and waited on our guests to arrive. We had a wonderful day filled with family, lots of food and a nail painting session!

Nail Painting

It was a really laid back and relaxing get together. In total we had about 30 people.

Party

 

Here is a look at what my training looked like this past week:

Monday (7/7)

6 miles

 

Tuesday (7/8)

1 mile warm up
5 x 1 mile repeats (800 m recovery)
1 mile cool down

9 miles

Wednesday (7/9)

7 miles

 

Thursday (7/10)

60 minutes with hill sprints

6.8 miles

 

Friday (7/11)

Off

 

Saturday (7/12)

12 miles

 

Sunday (7/13)

3 miles easy
3 miles hard
3 miles easy

9 miles

 

This week has definitely been a bit of an awakening after last week’s step back. I am happy though how well my body has bounced back and I am feeling really great.

I am now at the end of my 10k plan, I actually have one final week to go but not quite sure when I will transition from my 10k to my marathon training (more on that to come later).

I realized I don’t think I ever shared my exact plan for the 10k that I’ve been doing. You can find it here. I repeated weeks 1 and 2 in the very beginning to ease into it to make it slightly longer than the 8 weeks it called for. I really wanted to do a 10-12 week training and that is what I got by duplicating those two weeks and adding in a step back.

I really enjoyed the training. It is a bit intense at times, but it does a good job at easing you into it. I can 100% say without a doubt that if you stick with it you WILL get faster.  My husband always told me that if I do things right I would be surprised how quickly I would see an increase in my speed. Sure enough, with time it came!

I am not in shape for a BQ marathon yet, but this has helped my get faster so that I have to now turn my focus on building a base and extending my speed out for longer durations. It’s going to be tough, but I am ready for the challenge!

 

How did your training go this week?

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