Monday – Rest
I came off a full workout week and was planning on using Monday as my rest day. If I could have foreseen such a busy week ahead, I would have not made this a rest day. Sigh.
Tuesday – 6.0 mile tempo, Lululemon/Iron Horse, 9:30 min/mile
I realized how difficult it is for me to do a tempo run outside. And it didn’t help that this was a long time to keep a pace around 9:20. I, instead, used the first 0.5 as a warm up and the last 0.5 as a cool down.
I ran the 0.5 before the meet-up happened which equaled a nice loop around the block. Then I headed out with the group and did the 5.0 on my own before cooling down for the 0.5. Overall I give this run a meehhh.
Workout A Rest
I don’t know what happened here. Oh, I had my test and stayed up studying. Boo.
Intervals Workout A and Core
Only a few more workouts in stage 1 of my lifting plan. Today I upped weight and lowered reps which felt awesome. It was nice to be at the gym early, since I knew I would not be able to get there in the evening because of a Cell Biology exam.
I got back super late from my students’ graduation and decided to sleep in. As a result, Friday was a wash.
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 4.0 miles, Lafayette Moraga Trail, 10:00 min/mile
I wanted to redeem the scratched intervals from Thursday, but then realized that doing that with my long run the next day probably wasn’t the best idea. Instead, I decided to do an easy out and back along the trail.
Sunday – 10.0 miles, Lafayette Moraga Trail, 10:24 min/mile
I am having the opposite effect that I usually have for long runs. In the past, I used to feel great on the first few miles and then fade out for the middle few, then gather a bit of momentum for the last few miles. Now, I have SUCH a hard time starting things off and loosening up. Around mile 3-4 is where I actually start to feel good, but the price I pay for my beginning pace can mentally get to me for the rest of the run. (::help!::) The benefit of knowing this is applying it to the actual half with a more extensive warm-up so that those first few miles aren’t a loss.
Total Miles: 20
Strength Training: 1x (eeek!)
I don’t have much to say about this week. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed with my lack of commitment to my schedule this week and the shuffling around. I’ll view this as a cut-back week and using the next few weeks to bring up the intensity before a short taper for race week.
Week 8 Preview:
- Q1: 3 x [2 x 1200]
- Q2: 5 miles @ mid-tempo
- Q3: 14 miles @ HMP + 30 sec/mile