aka: Week 2 of training.
Last week went fairly well…
Monday – Easy 3.25 mile run. I focused on form rather than speed.
I realized I bring my shoulders really close to my ears and that needs to stop.
Wednesday – Tempo run of 3.39 miles in just over 27 minutes. I decided
(since it was my first tempo run)that I would take the first
~10 minutes at a 6.5-7 effort and then push it to a 8-9 effort for 15 minutes.
I had a pre-determined turn-around point which ended up being too soon.
Shucks. Good run though!
Thursday – Easy 3.83 miler.
Friday – Rest, glorious rest.
Saturday – What should have been my long run day didn’t happen.
I didn’t sleep at all the night before so I decided that I would cross-train this day.
This also did not happen. It’s OK though.
Sunday – 8.07 miles. This is the second long run of my plan and I think it went fairly well.
I should have left an hour earlier than I did, but life happens, ya know?
I’m proud that I got in all my miles this week (something I was not good at during marathon training) and that I got one day of legitimate cross training in. I’m not super excited that I didn’t cross train on Saturday, but that’s an easy fix.
On the docket for week 3:
Monday – 3.5 miles easy.
Tuesday – We are travelling all day from
Toulouse to London to Edinburgh (by plane)
and then to Stirling (by bus).
Wednesday – Speed work!
Thursday – Easy 4 miles.
Friday – Easy 4 miles.
Saturday – 10 mile run.
Sunday (not pictured) – Cross train in some way.
Goals for week 3:
- Continue to get all the miles done.
- Cross train! And it’ll be OK to sub in a cross-train day for one of the 4 miler’s above. It depends on how my joints feel.
How did your training go this past week? Are you signed up for any fall races yet? Let Jen and I know!