This was a cutback week, and it felt like I ran so much less than in other training weeks! Part of the reason was because I did my hardest workout of the week on Monday. That feels so long ago now! It was kind of nice to get it done with and then take it easy the rest of the week. This schedule won’t usually work for me, so it was nice to have the option to move things around this week.
Monday: 6 Miles with 3 x 1 Mile Repeats + Core Work
Tuesday: Strength Training
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: Yoga + 3 Miles
Friday: Spinning + Strength Training
Saturday: 7 Miles
Sunday: 3 miles + Hip and Glute Exercises
Monday’s mile repeats were tough. But it felt good to run hard! Last week when was doing 400s I was thinking how I was excited to move into tempo runs where I can just settle into a pace. Tempo runs are tough too, but I feel like they require less thinking than speedwork. Mile repeats are a little bit of both I think. They are hard in that you are going at a pretty fast pace, but at least you have time to actually settle into that pace.
Even though it was cold and windy on Saturday I headed outside for my 7 miles. I actually finished this when it was light out which was nice! That won’t happen again for awhile unless I run during nap time. Even though it was really cold (felt like 27) something about being outside made me feel like spring was right around the corner.
I’m lumping everything else into one category because there isn’t much to say about these workouts! I got them done, and they went well. Every week I feel like I am squeezing everything in but I’ve still managed to keep up with it all somehow.
Next week I should be back to my regular schedule. I’m hoping I can continue to get most of my runs done outside! I really haven’t minded the treadmill lately, but I definitely prefer running outside when the weather cooperates.
[Tweet “Week 4 of half-marathon training is complete! This was a cutback week so it felt like I did alot less than usual. @milebymilerun #weeklyrundown #runchat #halfmarathontraining”]
How were your workouts last week?
Do you feel like spring is around the corner?
Do you appreciate cutback weeks in your training?