Happy Friday!!! I LOVE Fridays!!!!
We have had a busy couple of weeks! We picked our girls up last Thursday and they started a volleyball clinic that they are really enjoying!
Here is a look at what my training has been like the last 2 weeks…
Mon- 8.55 @ 7:50 pace
Tues- Speed. I did this on a treadmill because it was icy here. I wanted to do 5 x 1200 @ a 6:15-6:18 pace (9.5-9.6) with a >25 mile jog in between. Didn’t quite happen. I did 5 x 1200 @ a 6:23 pace (9.4) and it felt SO hard!
I think I have it figured out though. I think the reason why speed on the treadmill is so hard for me is it forces you to hold a constant pace. When I do it outside I start out fast and fade but it averages. When I started my 1200 I thought it seemed not easy, but doable but the last .25 mile was so hard and I was struggling.
Wed- 8.3 miles @ 8:09 pace
Thurs- We had a full day of picking up our girls, volleyball, then my oldest daughter had tutoring. We left at 4:45 in the morning and did not get home till after 6 so a workout was not happening.
Friday-Sunday- Sick days for me.
Monday- 8.3 miles @ 8:09 pace
Tuesday- 8 miles @ 7:53 pace- This is usually my speed day, but I did not feel ready for it after being sick so I decided if I felt better later in the week I would do it then or skip it this week.
Wednesday- 8.3 miles @7:47 pace
Thursday- 8.3 miles @ 7:55 pace
Friday – I decided I was good to go for speed. 2 mile warm up 2 mile cool down. 4 x 1200 outside with 1:30 minute walk cool down. 4:38 (6:12 pace), 4:39 this was .76 so a 6:09 pace), 4:42 (6:12 pace, this was also .76), 4:41 (6:10 pace).
This work out felt good. For the 3rd and 4th repeat I was sure they would be slower, so it was nice to see that I was keeping it pretty even. By the end of this though my legs were pretty heavy and just done. Doing this outside felt WAY better than doing it on the treadmill!
I am going to say it because if you live anywhere on the east coast I am sure you agree……I am SOOOO ready for summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, there is my last 2 weeks. I have a 5k coming up in 2 weeks!!!!
Tomorrow is my husbands trail ultra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is his first trail race and first ultra! It is a 50k. It is also supposed to be like 8 degrees at the start and it is pretty snowy. Should be fun :)!
That pretty much sums up our Saturday :). We will go cheer him on and then when he is done I will head out for my long run. I can’t wait!
I read this article on SHALANE’S MISSION. SO awesome!!!!! Totally made me want to run Boston!
How is your training going?
Who is training for Boston?!!!
Any trail or ultra advice for my husband?