Our weekend included a long run (for me) with new running ladies (yay!), a trampoline afternoon (for everyone else- I cheered them on) Saturday afternoon and a mini trip to PA on Sunday for a nutrition event I led. And now back to a new week!
I’m happy to have another 50 mile week behind me… I’m pushing my mileage a little higher this cycle as an experiment. In the past, I’ve always been a relatively low mileage runner (especially for marathons) and it’s worked for me, but as I’ve built my tolerance over the years, I think I can push a little more and see what happens. Fingers crossed that I don’t cross that invisible line into injury, but so far my body is handling it pretty well.
Monday : 9.5 miles easy with rolling hills (9:30s pace)
Tuesday: unplanned rest day
Wednesday: 12 miles – on the treadmill due to a snow storm… I’m a little nervous that I’m doing too many treadmill miles, but the effort was there:
2 mile warm up
5 mile progressive tempo (5 minutes each at 7:30, 7:25, 7:18, 7:13, 7:08, 7:03, 6:57)
3 miles with 1 minute rest between each (6:44, 6:39, 6:35)
2 mile cool down
Despite being on a treadmill, this run felt good! I just feel like I’m cheating a bit without the elevation and elements of the outdoors. (Plus ten minutes of hips/core strengthening).
Thursday: Another treadmill day as the snow turned to rain and then froze overnight into ice. The kids had a delay, so I squeezed in 3 very slow miles on our treadmill at home (the one that is stuck on an incline!!) and then finished with 2 more at the gym after drop off, plus 20 minutes in the pool.
Friday: 8 easy that did not feel easy! My legs were tired from Thursday’s incline and Wednesday’s workout- 9:15 ave
Saturday: 17 miles with new running friends! I finally connected with some speedy ladies and we all did the first 9 together and then one other woman and I finished our long run as we are the only two training for a marathon. In all, 667 feet of elevation and 8:17 overall pace.
What I’m making this week…
- Butternut squash chili
- Mediterranean turkey burgers
- Soba noodles with pb sauce and roasted broccoli
- Stuffed shells with ground turkey
Do you have a mileage limit where you cross into injury?
How often are you on the treadmill lately?