After a long weekend of being on my feet, I was a little nervous for week two to start. Luckily I had Body Fusion on Monday, so I could relax a little bit. But after class, just about everything was shaky. It was a tough class, but improvements are being made and muscles are being formed!
Tuesday was track day and I had another set of 1600 repeats on deck. I started with my warm up and felt pretty good. Last week I went out too quick, so I wanted to keep my pace in check and hopefully stay around the same time for each mile. I’m not sure where the speed came from, but I was able to keep all under 7:45. I got a little slower with each, but I’m not complaining. I finished up with a mile cool down and an urge to race another 5k!
Wednesday was a recovery run on the rail trail, but I think I spent most of my time swatting at bugs. I wasn’t really in the mood to run, mostly because all I want to do it eat and sleep now, but after I received a surprise from Jen, I had instant motivation.
Thursday I met up with Second Sole Medina and MCRR members to run a loop around town. I tried to keep an easy pace, but I was definitely under a 9 minute mile most of the way. It was a nice, hot, sweaty run and I was able to push myself while discovering a new loop in town. I also picked up my trails shoes, so it was extremely tempting to go find a few dirt paths to test them out.
Monday: Body Fusion Class – 30 minutes of lifting/abs/squats & 30 minutes of yoga
Tuesday: 5 Miles, 1 Mile W/U, 3×1600(7:33, 7:39, 7:44), 1 Mile C/D
Wednesday: 3 Miles
Thursday: 5 Miles
Sunday: Park 2 Park Half Marathon + 2
Total Miles: 28 Miles
Friday and Saturday I took as rest days because I had a half marathon scheduled for Sunday. I’ll have a recap on the race later in the week, but it was definitely the redemption race I needed after Medina. I added two more miles of trails on after the race, because I couldn’t resist running on my old trails.
That meant that I ended up with 15 miles on Sunday and I felt great! Sunday’s mileage also put me over 50+ miles for the month, and we’re only half way through! I’ll no doubt break 100 miles for June.
I’ll have to move a few things around this week, but that’s why I added an optional day in my training cycle, so I can add on more mileage if I need it. I also have the Flirt with Dirt 10k coming up Saturday. I haven’t raced a 10k in over a year, so it will definitely be an interesting race.
What are your favorite track workouts? How often do you add a race in with your long run?