Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/15

More catching up!

Saturday: 16 miles with 12 at MP. Nailed the MP miles (9:09) with 2 to warm up at 10:15 and 2 to cool down at 10:04. It was great weather and I was cold when I started, which is always nice! 48 for the week & 100 for the month.

Monday: 8 very very hot miles after the kids were in bed. I think there were more bugs out last night than any two nights so far this year.

Tuesday: 8 miles of VO2 max stuff. Dang that was hard--not really a confidence-building run. 2 miles to warm up, then 5x800-meter repeats at 5k pace (7:30). Then 2.5 miles to cool down, but I got really bored so I threw in some more 7:30 stuff. I did this one on the TM because I honestly did not think I could make myself hold those paces outside today--it is HOT out there!!!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8/9

Playing catchup:

Drove to Michigan Saturday morning and spent the day at the beach. Ran 4 easy late late once the kids were in bed. 52 for the week.

Monday: doubled and ran 9 in the afternoon, then 3 easy that evening. (Neil wasn't there so it was harder fitting in runs with all the kids at my parents' house.)

Tuesday: 8 in the morning

Wednesday: drove home and ran 6 once the kids were in bed. Threw up about 4 miles in, which I attribute to insane lack of sleep thanks to Matthew totally hating anywhere that isn't his crib (I spent most of the nights rocking him...it was long.)

Friday, August 4, 2017

8/4

First 20 out of the way! Actually a really nice night to run--it was about 60 when I started at 6 pm. Ran the first 12 by myself, then met up with a friend for the next 5.3, then headed home. My friend had originally told me she would only run about 4.5, so I had some extra mileage, and when I hit 20, I was very very happy to walk the remaining half-mile home! Probably a good thing for my legs, which are so dang sore--driving to Michigan tomorrow is not going to be fun. 10:27 average pace--I was shooting for 10:30, so pretty close!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8/2

Today was supposed to be a lactate-threshold run with 10 miles total and 6 at HMP, but because I'm modifying this week's training schedule, I wasn't coming off a rest day like the plan dictated. And I was tired, and it was hot out there. So I ran 2 warm-up miles (10:20, 10:16), and then just tried to pick up the pace to what felt comfortably hard. Ended up with those 6 miles at 9:26, 9:04, 9:04, 9:05, 9:06, and 8:49 (had to at least try to get closer to HMP on the last one!) Then ran 9:56 and 10:14 to cool down and did about 20 minutes of yoga once I got home. All in all a good run but I'm really looking forward to a rest day tomorrow before I gut out 20 on Friday night. Yikes...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8/1

5.4 easy on the TM. My legs are feeling really beat up from all the hills lately.