This past week was a cut-back week, and I was happy about that for a few different reasons! First off, it was nice to have a break from building up my long runs. I had also been building up my easy weekday runs since early August, and those were cut from 6 to 4 this week. And then there was the weather. What a strange week this was! Monday was foggy, Tuesday was hot and humid, and then by the end of the week it was cold, rainy, and windy. Welcome to fall, I guess! I’m just hoping we get some more nice running weather before winter hits us.
Monday: 4 miles easy, core and hip exercises
Tuesday: 10 miles (2 mi w/u, 4×1.5 miles @ 8:10 pace with 1/2 mile recovery, 1 mi c/d) I did this in a hilly area which made it a bit challenging, along with the humidity which decided to come back and visit.
Wednesday: Total body strength training and core/hip exercises
Thursday: 4 miles easy, core and hip exercises
Friday: 4 miles easy
Saturday: 13 miles with 7 easy, 5 at MGP, 1 easy
I had been really nervous about this run because I had no idea what would happen with the weather. I was hearing it could potentially be extremely windy and we still had flood warnings. It ended up raining in the beginning but tapered off by around mile 10. The wind was bad at times but not constant, and didn’t really interfere with my run.
Sunday: Rest/recovery (foam rolling and took a walk)
Total: 35 miles
Now it’s time to build back up again! This will be a big week and then I have the Baltimore half-marathon the following weekend. 7 weeks to go!
Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend!
How were your workouts last week?
Would you rather run in heat/humidity or rain/wind?
Do you find that if you get nervous about a run that it ends up going better or worse than planned?