Another Monday off and it felt great after a weekend of tough runs.
Tuesday - Tempo
8.17 miles/1:04:31/7:54 pace
The plan was for 3x 2mi at tempo with negative splits and I was nervous about that because it sounded tough. I went to running group and we started out and the pace felt great. After the second set, our coach pulled us back and told us only to run a mile instead of the last 2 miler. The reason he did this was because the tempo workout mileage should only account for 10% of the weekly mileage. Obviously I was already over that 10% (weekly mileage = 37mi, 10% = 3.7 miles for tempo workout) but only by a little bit so it was better to pull it back and stick around 13.5% of my weekly mileage.
Wednesday - Easy
3 miles/26:56/ 8:59 pace
Well when I woke up it was POURING out, so I knew that a morning workout was out of the question. Next idea was to pack a bag and run at lunch. Thankfully the rain had stopped by noon so I headed out for a run.
|Just finished the run!|
|Cleaned up and back to work!|
Thursday - Another tempo run
7.7 miles/1:05:37/8:32 pace
Due to plans after work, I could not go to running group and run this workout. I haven't run in the morning in a LONG time but that was the only time I could get this workout done. I was up and out the door by 5:10am and it was DARK! I forgot my headlamp which made it even darker!
3 miles at easy + 20 mins at tempo + 2 miles at easy
My legs did NOT want to wake up and my easy pace was a little slower than usual. When it came time to start the tempo, I had a lot of trouble trying to hit 7:30 pace. I was able to average a 7:37 pace which I was happy with, I just forgot how hard it can be to run fast when its a cold early morning!
Friday - Off
Saturday - Long
10 miles/1:22:30/8:15 pace
April showers seem to be in full force because we got hit hard Saturday morning with pouring rain and wind. I thought I was going to join my friend for part of her long run but decided that it was not going to happen. I headed to the gym with Brian and hopped on a treadmill.
2 miles at easy + 6 miles at HMP (7:50 pace) + 2 miles at easy = 10 miles
After weeks and weeks of running outside, running on the treadmill for 10 miles was painful and boring. I was just glad to get the workout done and get the miles in.
Sunday - Easy/Race!
4 miles/30:59/7:45 pace
I happen to run a little 5k race and take first female!! Brian also was first in his age group!! Race report still to come!
Total week 10 mileage: 33 mi