Happy Sunday! I feel like we really needed this weekend to catch up on laundry, cleaning, unpacking and a bunch of work I had put off. Traveling is always fun but I feel like I come back to more work than I know what to do with!
Wes had to work on Friday night, so that allowed me some extra time to get the house clean. I would have much rather had him home though!
Running this week was a bit different. I did the best I could with the time I had, but I didn’t want it to get in the way of Boston festivities on Monday. That’s the great thing about the off season, it’s more flexible!
Here is a look at my running this past week:
I took off completely from running Monday. I was out the door by 6:30 to travel to downtown Boston, so my workout consisted of lots of walking.
We slept in until about 6:45 on Tuesday morning and got up with just enough time to fit in a quick run before heading on our 11 hour trek back home.
I completed 4 easy miles while Wes did his shakeout run.
We got in late on Tuesday so I opted to get an extra hour or two of sleep on Wednesday morning. Wes also offered to run with me after work so I figured, why not!
There were a few minutes I regretted my decision when 5 o’clock rolled around but once we got going it felt great! I’m not normally an afternoon runner, but every once in a while it is a nice change of pace.
I can tell you though that the pollen here right now is no joke!
I figured I’d get one early morning run done this week, so got up at normal time to get in my first workout of the week.
The workout called for a warm up followed by “40 minute steady” and a cool down.
I started the 40 minutes just based on how my legs felt. After I got into the first mile I looked down at the pace and realized the workout was going to end up being more of a tempo run.
I ended up completely 5.37 miles in 40 minutes. With the warm up and cool down I did a total of just over 8 miles.
Oh, and this pretty lady finally come home from the sitters!
I considered running, but ended up taking the day off. I knew even with only 2 of my normal 3 workouts that it would help me in the long run.
Wes got off work early in the morning, so I got up to see him when he got home. He ended up getting to sleep a bit the night before, so didn’t go to bed like normal.
Instead he agreed to pick me up at mile 10 of my long run so I didn’t have to do a loop back to the house.
My goal was to relax on this run. I knew the course I had picked out had some good hills in it, so I wanted to make sure I was steady throughout the run.
Just as I started the rain began, but I focused on making sure I didn’t let it bother me. Running in the rain was way better than getting stuck on the treadmill. Wes met me at a couple spots throughout the course just to make sure I was okay and that the rain didn’t get too bad.
10 really awesome miles averaging a much quicker pace than I had planned. I wish I could have kept going but knew I needed to stick to my schedule.
The plan is to do the following workout:
2 sets of:
4, 5, and 6 minutes with half recovery
6 minutes recovery between sets
I was able to stick to my plan 4 out of the 7 days, which isn’t too bad! I am going to be repeating week 3 of my 10k plan next week to get all of the workouts in.
This works out perfectly since I have a few extra weeks to play with after my plan ends and before marathon training begins.
How did your running go this week?
What was your best and worst run?