As I was finishing my long run on Saturday, I was seriously considering adding a December marathon so I can actually run it well! But that’s not going to happen. I’ll give it what I can and then plan to take most of December nice and easy.
Six weeks is just not a lot of time to pull this together. But I’m gaining more confidence (and fitness) with each week, so we’ll see!
Sunday: 4 very slow recovery (10ish pace)
Monday : 45 minute spin with intervals + kettle bell workout
Tuesday: 6.5 easy + 10 minutes core/yoga
Wednesday: 10 miles with cruise intervals
It was so humid this morning! I eased in with 9:30 and 9:18 paced miles and then did three cruise intervals with 1/2 mile easy between (7:06, 6:50, 6:43) and finished with a few miles at 7:55 pace.
Thursday: 55 minute pool run + taught an evening HIIT strength class (mostly demos, not working out)
Friday: 5 easy miles, 8:55 ave and the start of lovely cool mornings
Saturday: 18.5 miles (ave 7:59) with 10 at 7:30 pace
I recently ran into an old running partner training for Philly with similar pace goals, so we met up to do this workout together. It’s not exactly a comfortable conversational pace for either of us, so I’m looking forward to more time to catch up on an easy run next time!
I skipped the 5k on Saturday as our day became crazy as of 9am, and I knew the long run was more important for my training so I got it done early and then took the girls for the day as my husband ripped out old carpet in the basement. Our afternoon included Costco and Ikea. Whew! House projects are no joke.
Do you have running buddies with the same goals/ paces as you?
Love or love to hate house projects?