Monday, December 8, 2014

Training Before the Training Week 5 Review

Goal mileage for 11/30 - 12/6: 25.9 miles
Actual mileage for 11/30 - 12/6: 27.65 miles (107% of goal)

Woohoo! I was happy to have a good week of training after last week's setback.  

Sunday 11/30: 5.66 miles, 40:42 (7:14 pace).  Unremarkable run. Felt decent, no back problems, stomach not too bothersome.

Tuesday 12/2: 1 hour Power Yoga and 1.05 miles, 8:11(7:49 pace). So yoga worked wonders on my back...lots of twisting helped tremendously. Unfortunately by the time I got outdoors for my run, it had been snowing and after I almost fell flat on my face from slippery footing, I yelled eff this and went back inside. I did use the knuckle lights for that mile and they worked great!

Thursday 12/4: 6.04 miles, 42:30 (7:02 pace). I ran at work again which really is optimal on so many levels for me. I saw two hawks on my run which pumped me up. I felt great during this run!

Friday 12/5: 4.61 miles, 33:21 (7:14 pace). This was a morning run squeezed in before my husband left for work. I really dislike morning runs except for when they are done. My legs felt tired. I did eat a caffeinated picky bar pre-run which worked well.

Saturday 12/6: 10.29 miles, 1:16:13 (7:25 pace). You read that right - double digits!! This is the current "longest run" record on my Garmin. I really enjoyed this run. I headed out thinking that I wanted to do 8 miles but 10 were needed to hit my goal, so anywhere in that range would have satisfied me. I did better with pacing...likely my legs were still tired from two days before this.  Here is my mile by mile breakdown:

Mile 1: 7:11
Mile 2: 7:30
Mile 3: 7:30
Mile 4: 7:43
Mile 5: 7:21
Mile 6: 7:22
Mile 7:  7:30
Mile 8: 7:22
Mile 9: 7:25
Mile 10: 7:15
Mile 11: 7:14

Goal for 12/7-12/13: 25.9 miles. I'll be in Atlanta for work for 3 days so hoping to get some runs in then!

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