This week of running was a pretty great one overall, and I hit my highest mileage of the year! I got in some speed work on Monday, an easy yoga class, lots of strength training, and a tempo/long run on Saturday. Next week will definitely be cut back week I’m thinking!
Sunday: Rest, besides some headstands.
Monday: 5.14 miles: 8 x 400s, PM: 90 minutes beginning yoga class
Tuesday: 4.27 easy but hilly miles in new shoes and the Runner’s Dozen Core Workout
Thursday: Iron Strength Workout
Friday: Core Workout (CXWORX class on youtube) and 3.2 miles easy
Saturday: 8.13 miles negative split workout from Meredith but changed it up a bit.
Ran 3,2,1,3,2,1,2,1 with 3 being an easy pace and 1 being a hard tempo pace. I tried to make each set a little faster than the one before.
I also saw lots of deer on this run and one of them was sleeping in some grass right next to the road. I’m not sure who was more startled, me or the deer! I guess there usually aren’t many people out in the rain at 5:30am!
I can’t believe that its halfway through the year and my highest weekly mileage is only 26. This very gradual increase in mileage since my return to running in April has seemed to work well. Now that I have been running consistently for three months I’m trying to figure out what’s next- whether that’s a fall half or full I’m not quite sure. But I’m feeling the urge to start training for something!
I spent about 90% of the rest of the weekend traveling. I was in the car for 8+ hours on Saturday and then on the train Sunday night for a wedding and a high school graduation.
These kinds of weekends are so fun but I have to say I am pretty worn out from everything over the past month!
I’m joining Tara for the Weekend update link-up!
How were your workouts last week?
What is your highest weekly mileage so far this year?
Any suggestions for what I should start training for?