This was a cutback week and I accepted the slight downgrade in mileage with open arms. Overall, the week went well and while I did not get a tempo run in, I got in just about the number of miles that I needed. One month of marathon training is in the books!
Monday: After my terrible four mile race the previous day (recap coming soon), I desperately wanted a rest day. However, I was in my last few days of the run streak and wasn’t willing to stop running. So I ran one slow recovery mile and decided to do the same thing Tuesday.
Tuesday: 1 mile and Pure Barre
Wednesday: Track work day! I met my group at the track for our speed work out. The plan was 2×1600, 2×400 and 3×200 (with a 400m recovery after each set – 200m recovery after the 200s). This was a tough workout but it was awesome. We hit our paces and were working hard. Then, just before it was time for the 200s, the skies opened up. My bud Jess and I still had our 3 200s to do so we waited it out for a few minutes and then figured, what the heck? A little rain never hurt, right? Well. This was not a little rain – this was sheets of rain that were coming down so hard I could barely open my eyes. However, we got it done. We did have to bail on our last 200 because a huge crack of lightning and thunder came through and at that point, it was time to go home. 🙂
Thursday: 1.1 easy miles and Pure Barre
Friday: 1.5 easy miles
Saturday: 10.5 miles and Pure Barre. We ran up a trail that has a gradual incline – the trail is actually one of my favorites, but it’s not easy. This run felt good, though. The pace was really consistent and I ran my fastest mile at mile ten. I felt like I could have kept going easily – which isn’t something that always happens with me and long runs. It was also my last day of the run streak – I ran daily from Memorial Day to the 4th of July. I was really proud of myself for not skipping any runs, even when I really wanted to!
Sunday: Rest day. The first complete rest day I’ve had since mid-May. It felt good.
Total: 20 miles plus 3 Pure Barre classes.
I’m headed out of town for work this week and hoping to get my long run in on Friday since I’ll also be gone this weekend.
How was the month of June for you in terms of running? I was just under 100 miles and lots of Pure Barre!