With the spring race season coming up the training has begun :). It is so exciting and motivating to read about the training that others are doing!
Last week was my first week officially training. When I am not training I pretty much run whatever distance I feel like at whatever pace feels comfortable. When I am training I will usually do 1 speed day, 1 tempo day and a long run.
It has been a good 2 1/2 months since I have done speed work so that made me a little nervous. I wasn’t sure how to get back into it and I wasn’t sure what type of paces I should expect.
Here is what the last week and a half have been:
Mon- I did my first speed workout. I did it on the track to make it a little easier to get into. I did a descending ladder : 1600 (6:25), 1200 (6:35 pace), 800 (3:13), 400 (1:31) with a 3 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down
Tues- 8 miles 7:50 pace
Wed- 7.5 miles 8:06 pace
Thurs- 8.3 miles 8:17 pace
Fri- 8 mile Tempo run- 7:50, 7:41, 7:23, 7:12, 7:15, 7:03, 7:03, 6:53
Sat- long run 12 miles- 7:58 pace
Mon- 8.26 miles 8:01 pace
Tues- Speed work. I did 3 mile repeats on the road and they went better than I wanted for sure! 2 mile warm up 7:40 pace, 3 x1 mile, cool down 7:52 pace. 6:19, 6:14, 6:15.
I really did not want to do this speed work, but I am so glad I did! I was totally thinking it was going to snow a lot and that would be my excuse….but the snow pretty much missed us. We only got about 2″ and the roads were totally clear. I decided I would let myself wear a new pair of my favorite shoes that I was saving for the spring to help motivate me :).
Whose training?! How is it going?
What race are you training for?