Well this was an interesting training week. This training recap is a bit shorter than normal because I skipped one run this past week. I slept terribly numerous nights in a row and was out of town this past weekend so I skipped my long run, added an easy run and moved my tempo run to this morning.
Tuesday – track day, 2×1200 at 8:34 pace, 4×800 @ 8:20 pace. We were going to do this at the track, like we usually do but a nasty storm rolled in. Luckily, Nevie’s gym was right around the corner and they were hosting free gym days so we were able to get our track work done on the treadmill. I must say that for as much as I hate the treadmill, it was nice to have air conditioning while doing those laps. This was the first time in almost a month that we nailed our paces and that part was nice, too! [Please excuse the blurry action shot — I thought about not posting it but I kinda love it!]
Friday – easy run. I had planned on moving my long run from Saturday to Friday because I was in New Orleans last weekend. But…Thursday night happy hour led to Friday’s run being an easy 5k. It felt good and even though it wasn’t what I’d planned, it was fun because there are no “easy” runs in Run Less Run Faster, so this was the first one I’d had in awhile.
Monday- tempo run. 1 mile easy, 2 miles tempo pace, 1 mile easy, 2 miles tempo. I modified this and cut the easy mile in the middle down to a 4 min walk break to save time since this was this morning before work. The whole run ended up averaging 8:55 pace. Here are the splits: 9:28 (easy warmup mile), 8:39, 8:25, 8:58, 9:01, 4:38 (for the half mile). The humidity was back with a vengeance and this wasn’t easy but Julie and I pushed through.
While this week had some unanticipated changes, it was still a good week in terms of hitting my paces. I don’t like missing long runs, but missing one won’t kill me!
How was your week of training?