I’ve been trying to be more diligent about my running logs. I’ve always kept track of it via the blog, but more recently I’ve gone back to the classic pen and paper. It’s such a great way to be able to look back on training and really see your progress (or lack of progress on some occasions).
I’ve decided to change Sunday’s post to depict my training log instead of normal weakly recap. It’s a little more personal and I just felt the need to switch things up a bit.
I’ve been using the Believe I Am training journal and absolutely love it. I can’t say enough great things. Not only does it have a great way of logging each week, but it is also filled with wonderful advice from the extremely talented Lauren Fleshman. Seriously, if you are in the market for a training journal I’d highly recommend it.
Of course, any notebook and pen will work just fine.
So, let’s get to this week shall we?
Total: 8.5 miles
Scheduled workout: Warm up, 2 x 2 miles at HMP with 3 minutes easy jog in between, 2 x 800 meters at 5k pace, and a cool down.
Actual: Warm up, 2 x 2 miles (averaged 7:00 for 1st set, and 7:05 for 2nd), 1 x 800 meters, and cool down.
I ran out of time for the final 800. I didn’t realize how long the workout would take and woke up a little late.
The workout went well, but it was extremely cold outside.
Total: 6 miles
This run was all sorts of bad. Ok, it wasn’t completely bad but I really wasn’t into it at all. I ran the first two miles really close to our house until my husband got up, and then ran further up the road with him.
I was really happy for this one to be over and it was definitely the slowest run I’ve had in a while. Thankfully, that is what easy days are for!
Total: 9 miles
Scheduled workout: Warm up, 4 x 400 (2 minutes), 4 x 300 (2 minutes), 4 x 200 (2 minutes), 5 minutes recovery, 2 mile tempo, and cool down
Actual workout: 4 x 400 (2 minutes), 4 x 300 (2 minutes), 4 x 200 (2 minutes), 5 minutes recovery, 2 mile tempo, and cool down
I hit this workout right on. I opted for the treadmill this morning and really just focused on staying patient throughout the run. I wanted to just get to the next step, but reminded myself one at a time.
Total: 6 miles
Another 6 easy miles were on schedule for Thursday. I drove to a parking lot not far from our house to get a change of scenery. Sometimes this can make a huge difference.
I thought I was going much faster than I actually was, but didn’t care because thats what easy runs are all about right?
We traveled to stay with my in-laws Friday night so that we could do our long runs on their local trail. It’s unpaved and wonderful.
Total: 13 miles
We headed out to the trail after 9 glorious hours of sleep. It’s amazing what that can do for the body!
Scheduled workout: 3 miles easy, 7 miles (7:45-8:00), 1 mile (fast), 2 mile cool down
Actual workout: 4 miles easy (8:48. 8:30, 8:28, 8:32), 7 miles (7:59, 7:46, 7:42, 7:44, 7:49, 7:52, 7:50), 1 mile (7:52), 1 mile cool down.
I extended the warm up because I had to stop for some stomach issues about 2.5 miles in so wanted to make sure my legs were warmed up before I started the quicker stuff. I just reduced my cool down so that I didn’t add unnecessary miles. The “fast” mile didn’t turn out so well. The entire mile was mostly up hill and I felt like I couldn’t breathe properly. Oh well, I’m still really happy with the effort!
Total: 6-7 miles
I always base Sunday off how I feel and try not to put any pressure on myself for it.
I’ve got some exciting stuff coming up in the week ahead! Looking forward to sharing it with you.
How did your running go this week?
What was your favorite run of the week?