I’m back after skipping last week’s Weekly Run Down due to my blog being down! But everything is back up now so it’s time to play catch up. Two weeks ago I started training for a fall race. I am hoping to do a marathon on October 2nd, but may consider doing a half if training for a full becomes too much. My motto as I’ve started training is “start where you are”. I will slowly build, add some speed, and see where it takes me.
Training for a Fall Race: Start Where You Are
- Monday 6/14: 6.5 Miles with 8 x 400m at 5k pace
- Tuesday 6/15: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
- Wednesday 6/16: 5.4 Miles Easy with 6 x 20 second hills at the end
- Thursday 6/17: Rest
- Friday 6/18: Strength Training + 3.6 Easy Miles
- Saturday 6/19: 12 Miles
- Sunday 6/20: 3.6 Easy Stroller Miles
- Monday 6/21: Strength Training + 3. 6 Easy Miles
- Tuesday 6/22: 5.2 Miles with 6 x 30 second strides at the end
- Wednesday 6/23: Strength Training + 3.3 Easy Miles
- Thursday 6/24: Rest
- Friday 6/25: 6.1 Miles with 5k Time Trial in 21:52
- Saturday 6/26: 10 Miles
- Sunday 6/27: 3.7 Stroller Miles
Monday 6/14: 6.5 Miles with 8 x 400m at 5k pace
This workout feels so long ago that I don’t really remember how it went! I hit my goal paces, so that’s good. I’m sure it was hot and humid because that’s been the theme of the month.
Tuesday 6/15: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
A day off from work meant I lifted early and then did a stroller run. I noticed that the cicadas are starting to go away! We did have a deer pee behind us while we took this picture, so that was fun!
Wednesday 6/16: 5.4 Miles Easy with 6 x 20 second hills at the end
I’ve been trying to do more hill repeats lately. They go by pretty quickly but I still find them tough!
Thursday 6/17: Rest
On Wednesday I started to come down with another cold. I moved my rest day to Thursday and felt much better by the end of the day. By Friday, I just had a stuffy nose.
Friday 6/18: Strength Training + 3.6 Easy Miles
It was cool enough for long sleeves! Good thing because I needed those sleeves to wipe my shirt on. You get it, right?
Saturday 6/19: 12 Miles
The heat and humidity were back! My weather app didn’t make it seem as bad as it felt out there. I struggled quite a bit but got it done, and ran LOTS of hills in the process.
Sunday 6/20: 3.6 Easy Stroller Miles
Our usual Sunday morning easy family run, followed by pancakes!
Monday 6/21: Strength Training + 3. 6 Easy Miles
Moved things around a bit this week because of my schedule and doing a time trial on Friday. Got in my strength work and an easy run. SO MUCH SWEAT!
Tuesday 6/22: 5.2 Miles with 6 x 30 second strides at the end
I didn’t do a “workout” this week because of the time trial, but just added some strides on at the end of this run.
Wednesday 6/23: Strength Training + 3.3 Easy Miles
Got in the last workout of this phase of my strength plan, and then ran a short, easy run. It was much cooler out!
Thursday 6/24: Rest
I was sort of wishing I ran because the weather was so nice! We did get out for an early morning walk.
Friday 6/25: 6.1 Miles with 5k Time Trial in 21:52
I wanted to do a time trial to see where I was with the 5k to help me determine my training paces. Based on this time, I’ve been using the right paces for my training. This was about 30 seconds slower than the virtual 5k I ran in February (that I trained for). I’d prefer to use a half-marathon to get an idea of my fitness, but I don’t have any desire to “race” on my own right now.
Saturday 6/26: 10 Miles
This was another humid run, but we did have a bit of rain which felt nice! But then when the rain stopped, it felt gross again. Ugh. I am used to humid summers but this feels like it’s been really bad for it only being the end of June.
Sunday 6/27: 3.7 Stroller Miles
Another Sunday, another family run day! This time in new shoes! Brooks sent me a pair of the new Auroras and I couldn’t wait to try them out! So far I really like them, and will share more after wearing them a few more times.
Despite a little (quick) cold and the relentless heat, its been a good start to training. It’s kind of hard to image 2-3 more months of running in this heat though. We can only hope it will pay off in the fall, right?!
How were your workouts these past 2 weeks?
Have you done a time trial?
Are you over the humidity already?
Are you training for a fall race?