Another week of base building, which means another week closer to official half training. This was a really good week and I think I’m right where I need to be for fall racing.
Tuesday: 3.5 Miles + Abs & Hips (1 mile w/u, 4×400 w/200 recovery-1:47, 1:39, 1:33, 1:35, 1 mile c/d)
Wednesday: 3.12 Miles + Abs & Hips
Saturday: 4 Miles + Abs & Hips
Sunday: 4 Miles + Abs & Hips
Total: 14.62 Miles
Tuesday was my first day back on the track in a long time. I kept it easy with 400’s but it was still a tough workout. I was hoping to get down to 1:30, but it was still a bit out of my range. But with some more work, I should be able to get there.
Wednesday was a surprisingly good run. I set out for an easy recovery run, but my legs had other plans. I didn’t focus on my watch, but instead went by feel. Apparently the track workout the day before woke up my legs because I had two sub 9:00 miles for the first time since January. I ended up with 9:06, 8:29 and 8:35 and it felt great!
Saturday’s run was miserable. I pushed off my run until 10 and it was a hot mess outside. I went over to Buckeye Woods, hoping for some shade. I only managed 4 miles, but I somehow got them done.
Sunday I met up with Mallory at Mugrage. We did a few paved loops and a trail loop for a total of 4 miles. My body was a little sore, but nothing too extreme to worry about. Thankfully it wasn’t too hot yet, so it wasn’t as miserable as the previous day.
Overall, another good week of building base. This next week will be my final base building week and then I’ll start training again. I just need to start on my training plan….