Last week ended up being a good week. I hit the mileage for the plan and had a good tempo run. I struggled with the 800s, which was a bit of a hit for me since typically I really enjoy 800s and find them easy. That workout was a ride on the struggle bus! It may have been the weather and it also may have been the crazy weekend that we were coming off of.
I felt that I was better about getting to bed by 9:30 last week and it wasn't too difficult to get out of bed to get the workouts done.
Sunday Aug 5
Plan says: Rest
What I did: 0 miles. We had a very busy weekend going from thing to thing to thing all day so I took the day as a rest day instead of my usual Tuesday.
Monday Aug 6
Plan says: 6 easy miles
What I did: 6 miles, 48:39 (8:06 avg pace)
Tuesday Aug 7
Plan says: 6 x 800m with 1.5 mile warm up and cool down and 400 m jog in between
What I did: Again, I programmed a workout into my watch and this time I set a pace window of 6:00 - 6:05 for my 800s. I hated this feature, mostly because I was having a hard time staying in the pace window. I felt like a slug. I'm sure the humidity played a role, but really felt that it was not just the weather.
1.5 mile warm up: 13:49 (9:13 avg pace)
1 - 0.50 mile 3:11 (6:22 avg pace) / 0.25 mile recovery 2:24 (9:39 avg pace)
2 - 0.50 mile 3:04 (6:10 avg pace) / 0.25 mile recovery 2:50 (11:20 avg pace)
3 - 0.50 mile 3:05 (6:10 avg pace) / 0.25 mile recovery 3:00 (12:00 avg pace)
4 - 0.50 mile 3:08 (6:18 avg pace) / 0.25 mile recovery 3:06 (12:26 avg pace)
5 - 0.50 mile 3:08 (6:16 avg pace) / 0.25 mile recovery 2:53 (11:33 avg pace)
6 - 0.50 mile 3:06 (6:13 avg pace) / 0.25 mile recovery 2:53 (11:32 avg pace)
Wednesday Aug 8
Plan says: easy paced 6 miles
What I did: 6 miles, 52:00 (8:39)
Thursday Aug 9
Plan says: 6 mile tempo run with 1.5 mile warm up and cool down
What I did: This tempo felt a lot better than last week's, thankfully. I had to cut the cool down a little short because I was already "running" late for work.
1.5 mile warm up 13:30 (8:59 avg pace)
6 mile tempo (6:47 avg pace)
1.3 mile cool down 11:10 (8:34 avg pace)
Plan says: easy paced 8 miles
What I did: 8 miles, 1:07:50 (8:28 avg pace)
Saturday Aug 11
Plan says: 8 mile long run
What I did: Even though I was hitting all the workout distances, I was coming up short for the total miles for the week so I figured out that I had to run 8.68 miles to get an even 45 miles for the week.
8.7 miles, 1:08:01 (7:49 avg pace)
Plan Total: 45 miles
What I did: 45 miles!