This was a really good week. I feel like I’m getting comfortable with the new paces and also being realistic with how training fits into my life. I made a couple of adjustments, but overall, another solid week. Here’s this week’s training recap:
Monday: Pure Barre at lunch. This was a great mid-day break.
Tuesday: track day! We actually went to Lincoln Park for this week’s track work. Plan was 12×400 at 2:03, with a break after 6×400. The weather was beautiful and our legs were moving. We ran each split well below pace, with all of them at 2:00 or faster. I’m not sure what got into us, but I left that workout feeling AMAZING….AND with shins that were a little tender. Ouch! But it was worth it for that great track workout. We have been having so much trouble hitting our track paces, so this felt great. I think this may be the first time in a training recap that the word great and track have been in the same sentence. So there’s that…
Wednesday: AM Pure Barre class. Because of course!
Thursday: Evening outdoor barre class on the Georgetown waterfront. This was super fun and gave me a chance to hang out with my girl Mar! It was hard doing barre class outside with no barre, and the view was awesome. Such a fun evening!
Saturday: We had 8 miles on tap, but switched out and ran 13.1 instead since I’ll be out of town next weekend. I wasn’t really looking forward to a half marathon, but figured I could slog through it. Then I went to my good friend Emily’s birthday happy hour and sent Julie this text around 10pm:
So that happened. However, I was pleasantly surprised once we actually started running. I felt great. Like, 9:30 minute mile great — and I felt like I could’ve run even faster. Yet another new phrase for me in the training recap world. It was just one of those great days. However, my buddy was not having a great day and so we slowed the pace and just chugged along. In the end, had our run been a race we both would’ve PR’ed by quite a bit. I was happy with the whole run. But then we finished and holy moly. Que crazy sore calves. We immediately knew we needed a slow shakeout run the next day.
Sunday: We ended the week with a slow 5k. I didn’t wear my watch so I have no idea what pace we ran, but it was nice to stretch my legs out. Although they were still sore, I appreciated the run.
How was your training?
Linking up with Tara at Running N Reading for the Weekend Update!