Last week’s mileage got done (ok, you caught me, I’m 0.13 miles short), but in a very unique way. Meaning not the way I’m supposed to…at all.
Monday – 5 x 400 Repeats
I think I’ve found my new favorite workout. 400 meter repeats (on the treadmill) are perfect for my super short attention span. I did a mile warm-up at 9 min/mile pace and then repeats at 7:13 min/mile pace with 400 of 9 min/mile pace in between. At the end, I did a 1 mile cool-down at 9 min/mile. Total mileage – 4.5 miles.
Tuesday – Pace Run
I intended to run 5 miles with 4 of them at race pace. I start with a 0.5 mile warm-up and ended up getting 3.5 miles in at race pace (8:13 min/mile) before I realized I needed to stop. I finished up with a 0.5 mile cool-down. Total mileage – 4.5 miles
Wednesday – Friday — Forced Rest
Digestive issues followed by migraines and a sore throat. Awesome.
Saturday – 5.87 miles
Woke up feeling much better (thank goodness) and wanted to “make up” some miles from Wednesday & Friday. I got in 5.87 miles instead of 6, but it was a pretty solid run considering it was in 2.5 inches of fresh powder. My hip flexors are NOT happy with me.
Sunday – 7.5 mile long run
Last week’s long run was difficult and I’m not entirely sure why. To be honest, I haven’t been sticking to solid nutrition (have been hitting the cheese a little too much lately, for example) and running 7.5 miles after Saturday’s snow-run was probably a stupid decision. But, it had to be done and it was done. So, while I feel accomplished, I’m sure DOMS will set in at the most inopportune time. As always.
Next week, I have a 30 minute tempo run, a pace run, 2 easy 3 milers and a long run of 8 miles to complete. I’m also hoping to get to a yoga or crossfit class to cross train.
One of my 2014 goals was to run 4-5 official half-marathons. I’m already registered for two and I’m flirting with registering for the Chicago Half-Marathon and the Monster Dash Half-Marathon (also in Chicago).
How were your workouts last week? Has anyone ever run the Chicago and/or Monster Dash Half-Marathon?