It is Monday again and I am feeling ready to take on the week! This is going to be a great week. It is the week before Easter, we have birthdays coming up, fun things planned, warmer weather, a race on Saturday….I am feeling so blessed!
Last week was a busy one!
My husband had an event he attended in DC all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This meant some pretty early mornings and late nights. Thursdays my girls do a volleyball camp. Friday my husband, oldest daughter, and her friend were part of a team that played for a charity basketball tournament called midnight madness (yes, they played till midnight). I brought my youngest daughter and her friend to watch :).
As far as training goes last week, I decided to do 1 speed day, 1 long run day, and the rest easier miles. The week before I did 3 stress workouts and I have a half marathon this weekend, so I wanted last week to be a little easier.
Monday- 8.3 miles @ 8:18 pace
Tuesday- 7.5 miles @ 8:04 pace
Wednesday- 8.3 miles @7:48 pace
Thurs- Speed: 1 mile warm up, 5 x 800 around 6:20 (3:10) pace 800 around 7:20 (3:40) pace and no rest in between, 2 mile cool down. My splits were (3:04, 3:34), (3:13, 3:28), (3:11, 3:30), (3:02, 3:43), (3:02, 3:31). I didn’t stop to walk at….but I did stop after mile 3 and 4 for about 5 seconds to regroup :).
Friday- 8.3 miles @7:56
Sat- Long run. 9.5 miles. 3 miles easing into it, 3 miles @ faster than half marathon pace (around 6:50), 3.5 easier. My splits: (7:46, 7:44, 7:25), (6:47, 6:39, 6:34) 7:55 for last 3.5. The part that thrills me about this run is the negative splits!!!! I also did this run in my new Pro Compression socks from the Heather Collection….I LOVE them!!!
Saturday is one of those days I would have loved for a coach to just tell me what to run.
My girls had sleepovers and so my run got pushed back till later in the afternoon. I literally did not decide what I was doing until right before I ran. I had a long run planned, but I didn’t want to go too long with my 1/2 this weekend and I also wanted to get a few 1/2 MP miles in there.
My girls have been training for their kids marathon coming up next Friday too!!!
How was your week?
How is your training going?
What is your favorite speed workout?