Another week is complete, and my legs are well aware that we are in the peak weeks of training. This week was all about running on tired legs. By the time Saturday’s 20 miler came around I was feeling the effects of the other workouts of the week. I drove down to the city for my long run, so I had a bit of a break from the hills which helped, although I did include a few hills during the middle miles.
Monday: 6 miles easy, core/hip exercises
Tuesday: 9 mile tempo run: 2 mile warm up (1 mile at 8:30, 1 mile at 8:10) x 3, 1 mile cool down
Wednesday: Strength training, core/hip exercises
Thursday: 6 mile easy, core/hip exercises
Friday: 8 miles with middle 6 at MGP
Saturday: 20 miles at 9:15 pace
Total: 49 miles
There were pros and cons to making the drive to the city for my long run. It was nice to be able to start early without having to wear a headlamp! And there are so many great areas to run down there, so I didn’t have to make loops like I do in my neighborhood. I also parked near a coffee shop and was able to get a bagel sandwich and iced coffee and soon as I finished my run. The worst part was driving home after that long of a run- my hips were so tight sitting in the car!
This upcoming week will be little lighter with the Baltimore Half Marathon next Saturday. Then it’s back to work for a few more weeks of training!
Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend!
How were your workouts last week?
If you raced, how did it go?
Any tips for driving after finishing a long run?