Scheduled: rest day
Actual: rest day
I didn’t have my training program yet, so I just did what was on Kurt’s program. Turns out I should have run 4 instead of 5. Oh well.
5 easy miles around town.
7-8 miles with four 15 second hill pickups toward the end of the run
7.7 miles around town with 4 hill pickups.
I tried very hard to make it a truly easy pace. I ended up running about a minute per mile slower than my normal “easy” run pace.
easy 4 miles
easy 4 miles around town.
I was feeling slow and out of shape and stressed about the fact that my “easy” pace seems to be getting slower and slower.
I decided some new running shorts might make me feel a little better. Unfortunately, two miles into my run, I looked like I peed my pants.
5 push ups
5 pull ups
9-10 miles with 3 X 2 miles @ 8:20-8:50 minute/mile pace
9.25 miles around town with 3 X 2 miles @ 8:58, 8:26, 8:27 pace.
9:13 average pace.
I was thrilled to be almost right on target with my paces! It didn’t even feel too hard. I mean, it didn’t feel like I could run 26.2 miles at that pace right now, but it did feel like it might be within the realm of possibility if my training goes well. It was a pretty encouraging run.
4 easy miles
4.26 easy miles on the Monticello Saunders Trail before my company woke up.
hip hikes: 35 each side
Total Weekly Mileage:
I started the week feeling pretty discouraged and frustrated with my slow running, but hitting my paces during Saturday’s run made me feel much better.
Goals for next week:
1) Strength train 2 days.
2) Eat a serving of leafy greens five days.