Wow week 5 is done already? That went fast! Although I still don’t really feel like I’m truly in the thick of training yet. My runs are still pretty manageable and my mileage hasn’t been much higher than usual. This week was extra fun because it was Runstock 2021! (You may remember the Brooks Run Happy Team’s Camp Run Happy from last year!) Let’s take a look at training week 5 and Runstock 2021.
Training Week 5: Runstock 2021
- Monday: 5.5 Easy Miles with 6 x 20 second hill sprints + Core Work
- Tuesday: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
- Wednesday: 7.23 Miles (1.5 mi w/up, 2 mi at MGP, 1 mi easy, 6 x 200m hard with 1:30 recovery, 1 mi c/d)
- Thursday: Strength Training + 3.6 Mile Trail Run
- Friday: Rest Day and the Start of Runstock
- Saturday: 14 Miles and Runstock Continues
- Sunday: 3.7 Stroller Miles (planned) and Wrapping up Runstock
Monday: 5.5 Easy Miles with 6 x 20 second hill sprints + Core Work
Initially I was supposed to have my harder workout on Monday, but I waited until Wednesday to do it because I had a slight cold and wasn’t fully recovered yet from my long run on Saturday. I mentioned last week how I was just tired and stressed so I knew an easy run would be better. Plus it was so hot out! I was glad I switched things up.
Tuesday: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
It was super hot once again, but actually felt a little less humid running later in the morning (around 7). I feel like earlier than that the temps might be lower but the humidity is off the charts. But being out in the sun makes me sweat like crazy, so I came home and immediately showered, and then continued to sweat until I ended up freezing from being in the AC and drinking cold water. Oh the joys of summer running!
Wednesday: 7.23 Miles (1.5 mi w/up, 2 mi at MGP, 1 mi easy, 6 x 200m hard with 1:30 recovery, 1 mi c/d)
I really surprised myself on this run! Since it was still so hot out I knew I might not hit my paces, but figured I would give it a try. And it went well! You never know how a run will go until you try.
Thursday: Strength Training + 3.6 Mile Trail Run
I took off Thursday and Friday of this week since I have so much vacation time and no travel plans this summer. I sent Grayson to daycare so I could get things done around the house. After I dropped him off on Thursday I drove to a trail for my easy run. I never do this because I wouldn’t run there in the early mornings and its not paved so I couldn’t bring the stroller. It was nice change of pace!
Friday: Rest Day and the Start of Runstock
Not totally restful, because I spent many hours cleaning and organizing. But no formal workouts! Also got ready for Runstock 2021.
Saturday: 14 Miles and Runstock Continues
My longest run in 6 years! And it was a tough one. I brought my new bladder for my hydration pack (rather than the small bottles for the front that I had been using) and it took me 5 miles to figure out how to get the water out. Then for the last 5 miles my phone kept locking and my podcasts would stop playing. I was completely drenched when I got home!
Sunday: 3.7 Stroller Miles (planned) and Wrapping up Runstock
Planning for the usual 3.7 easy stroller miles, and we have a couple more Runstock events before wrapping up the weekend.
It was another challenging but successful week. I’m feeling like it’s gonna be a long summer if this weather continues!
How has running been going for you?
Do you ever switch up your runs when you feel like you’re not fully recovered?
Ever done a virtual retreat?