Monday - Easy with Strides
3.5 miles/31:29/9:00 pace
This was the start of a very long and tiring week and having daylight savings time did not help one bit! Every morning it was hard to get up and at night I could not seem to fall asleep no matter how tired I felt. Cross training the day before helped to make this run feel really good!
Tuesday - Tempo
6.4 miles/52:00/8:07 pace
Running group night! 3x1600m at tempo! My legs just wanted to go and so I let them - not pushing too hard but gliding along for this workout!
I woke up to rain so I decided to roll over and go back to sleep for another hour and it was well worth it!
Thursday - Tempo
Early morning longish run! I wanted to go to running group after work to do this workout but I had a work dinner/social function and so I had to do this workout at 5am. The 8 miles turned out really well and I was happy I hit my half marathon paces!
Friday - Off
Instead of running, I dragged Brian to a jewelry store after work for a special wedding band event. Not only was there lots and lots of jewelry but there was also food and drinks! I got some great ideas for candy favors and a wedding cake but we haven't found the perfect wedding bands yet!
Saturday - Long Run!!
12.88 miles/1:46:35/8:16 pace
When my alarm went off at 5:30am, I didn't know why it was going off. After a few moments I realized that I was getting up to run. I ate my oatmeal and then headed out to meet the group at 6:30am. It was a brisk 35F outside even though the day before had been 60F+. We set off on a 12.9 mile loop and I was feeling good but worried that we were starting off too fast. The course was pretty hilly for the first 5 miles but I felt good so I stuck with the leaders of my mini group. I planned to try and pick up the pace for the last three miles and hit half marathon pace but was going to wait and see how I felt. At around 7 miles I started bringing my pace down from 8:30min/mi and just kept going. It was a great run overall and I was very happy I was able to run the second half faster than the first!
Sunday - Recovery/Easy
The weather was so nice I could not resist getting out for a run although it took me until 2pm to finally change into my running clothes and get outside! My legs were slightly stiff from the run yesterday but this run definitely helped to shake everything out!
Total week 6 mileage: 33.3 mi