Tuesday 6 @9:11
Thursday 6 @9:11
Friday 5 @9:11
Sunday 6 @9:11
Ew, cutback week. I welcomed this when I was in the midst of my 17 week training cycle for Rehoboth, but after the taper and post-race recovery weeks, I was kind of looking forward to getting back to the long run. There is something so satisfying about those long runs (not to mention the beer-and-wings post-long run dinner tradition that I can salivate about why running).
But I am trying to do something sort of on my schedule 'cause it is clear that I am not running those paces.
So I stuck mostly to the mileage..
Tuesday 6.2 @7:15--I blooped about this last week
Wednesday 5 @8:34 at a 1% incline with the last mile moving 1% every 1/10th of a mile until I was running on a 10% grade.
Friday 8 @7:30 Splits: 7:44, 7:37, 7:34, 7:39, 7:28, 7:37 7:25, 7:02
Sunday 6 @9:08 with Heidi (aka northern lass)!! Splits: 9:09, 9:06, 9:18, 8:50, 8:58, 9:14
Today I ran my tempo that was scheduled for this Thursday. It was supposed to be 6 total, with 4 @7:41.
I ran 6.2 @7:14 pace. Splits: 7:23, 7:13, 7:01, 7:04, 7:26, 7:19, last .2 at a 6:50 pace
Wednesday was a mostly easy workout until the last mile. I decided to add the hill workout at the end. It was some serious anaerobic effort towards the last few minutes, but differently hard than speed work.
Friday was one of the best runs I've had in a long time. I felt strong, happy, and loving every second of being out on a beautiful day running. I honestly felt like I was holding myself back for about half of the run and then just decided to push it a little harder at the end.
Today was another beautiful day for running--upper 40s and sunny. I did my warm-up mile in 7:23. Oops. Was going to just do the first 4 miles at tempo pace after that and try to relax after that. Oops. I did ease up my effort the last 2 miles, but I knew I was still going sub-8. Oh well!
This week in the kitchen, I decided to test a lasagna recipe before subjecting my sister's friends to it. We are renting a cabin in Tennessee next month for her bachelorette party and as hostess, I am in charge of the menu!