Wow, August is here and July is over! The summer is going by quickly, although some weeks are slower than others. This was another busy and stressful week but now I am off work for a week! I got through another week of training and now we are closing out July.
Training Week 7: Closing Out July
- Monday: 6 Miles with 6 x 30 second hills
- Tuesday: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
- Wednesday: 6.58 Miles with 3 x 10 min Threshold and 2 min recoveries
- Thursday: 3.6 Miles Easy
- Friday: Rest Day
- Saturday: Closing Out July with 13.5 Miles with 3 x 2 Miles at MGP
- Sunday: 3.7 Stroller Miles Planned
- Summary of Training Week 7: Closing out July
Monday: 6 Miles with 6 x 30 second hills
Still taking it on the easy side on Mondays, I got in some decent miles and some hill work. I needed this run before starting out a crazy week!
I had presentations 3 days this week, and my mom was away (she is my backup when Grayson is sick and can’t go to daycare). Of course last Sunday he came down with a cough. Rob was staying home with him on Monday anyway, so took him for COVID test #6, which was negative. So he was able to return to school on Wednesday as planned! (He was totally fine other than a cough.)
Tuesday: Strength Training + 4 Stroller Miles
Tuesdays are usually my day off from work so we went on a stroller run after Grayson had breakfast. He actually gets excited now when he finds out I waited to take him on a run!
Wednesday: 6.58 Miles with 3 x 10 min Threshold and 2 min recoveries
This was my tough workout of the week! I’ve had to do my workouts on hills lately to avoid the foxes that creep me out. I ran a warm up, then 3 x 10 minutes at 7:38, 7:40, and 7:29. I was happy with this effort since I could really feel myself struggling on the hills.
Thursday: 3.6 Miles Easy
Between Tuesday’s strength session and Wednesday’s workout, I was sore on Thursday. I didn’t do a second lift and just ran some easy miles. I felt much better after!
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Closing Out July with 13.5 Miles with 3 x 2 Miles at MGP
I really wanted to change things up on this long run, and since the weather was decent I figured I would give some marathon goal pace miles a try. I ran 5 miles easy, then 2 miles at mpg, 1 mile easy, 2 mpg, 1 easy, 2 mpg, and .5 to cool down. This long run went by so much faster than usual!
Sunday: 3.7 Stroller Miles Planned
Hoping we can get out for our Sunday family run!
Summary of Training Week 7: Closing out July
I am closing out July with 158 miles and this week I ran about 37 miles. Pretty sure that’s the most I’ve done since last fall. I’m feeling better than I did a few weeks ago when the heat and humidity were at their peak.
I am so excited to be off from work this week even though we don’t have plans. I have so many random things to catch up on. I really hope I can be productive but also relax a bit!
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How were your workouts last week?
Do you like doing a workout during a long run or just keeping an easy pace?
Do you have any time off or vacations planned before the summer ends?