Monday – 5 miles, Lafayette Moraga Trail , 9:44 min/mile, Workout A and core
This was the first time in awhile that I had woken up before work on a Monday to lift. Usually, I cut myself a break on Monday since falling asleep Sunday night after the weekend can be difficult. But wow, what a difference when you start the week off with a workout!
After work, I met my friend and we drove to the Lafayette Moraga trail for a 5 mile run. The weather was beautiful and I got to sport my new Headsweats hat that I received for volunteering with the Walk it 5k last Sunday! The first two miles were taken at a tempo pace (for me anyway 🙂 and the last two were more cool-down. Although I am struggling during the time being, I enjoy running with those who pull me along especially when I am supposed to pick up the pace.
Tuesday – 5 miles, Lululemon Run Club, 9:45 min/mile
We went back to our Iron Horse Trail route and I decided to do the 5 mile route today. I took the first 3 miles at a 9:15 min/mile pace and then did the last 2 hovering around a 10:15 min/mile to cool down. Since this group definitely challenges my pace, I am thinking of scheduling these runs at a tempo pace to see what I can do.
Wednesday – Workout B and core
We were bringing the students on an overnight field trip, so I decided to do a lifting workout in the morning before heading to work. It was nice and relaxing to get up and moving since I knew that I would not be heading into work, but to a fieldtrip instead.
Thursday and Friday – Rest day
Saturday – 10 miles, Iron Horse Trail, 10:30 min/mile
I was excited to lead one of my running groups runs since the girl who usually runs it could not be there. I was at 10 miles this weekend and the group was tapering at 10 miles also for See Jane Run next weekend. I chatted with them for a little bit, but realized soon on that there were pacing a bit faster than what I could do for 10 miles. They are going to do great next weekend and it was fun to chat to those who are training for their first half marathon!
So exciting. I am hoping to step up and help with some weekend runs with my running group in the late summer when things settle down and they begin training for the Inaugural Walnut Creek Running Festival!
Sunday – 3 mile, Stinson Beach, 10:00 min/mile, Core
I went to Stinson beach after showering from my long run and stayed the night. Early Sunday morning, I woke up and was so excited to run on the beach. I took my stop watch with me and paced out 15 minutes and turned around. I had my yoga mat in the car and brought that out on the beach to do my core routine on the beach! I ended the workout with some yoga stretches. It was such a relaxing morning for sure.
Total Mileage: 23
Strength Training/Core: 3x
Week 6 Preview:
- Q1: 10-20 min warm-up, 2 x (6 x 400), 10 min cool down.
- Q2: 5 miles @ mid-tempo pace
- Q3: 13 miles @ HMP + 30 sec/mile