3.3 miles between jobs (7:25 pace)
6.86 miles after work with a friend (7:43 pace)
Morning Track Workout 8 miles total (8:26 average for 3.75 miles of W/U, Recoveries & C/D)
(6:16 Average for 4.25 miles of intervals)
30 Minutes Strength Training (Upper Body & Core)
5.5 rainy night miles with a friend (8:42 pace)
6.37 miles between jobs (7:31 pace)
15 Minutes Core Training
4 miles between jobs (7:28 pace)
3.2 miles after work (7:32 pace)
6.1 miles in morning (3 miles w/u & c/d, 3.1 mile race)
11.08 miles at Sunset (7:22 pace)
Total Running Miles: 54.4
Running ROC Training Miles: 104.7
I shared that I was struggling to relax on my runs, and was told to just 'let it happen'. Something that is easier said than done, but definitely a fair statement. Maybe it's been the humidity leaving me gasping for air that makes it feel so forced, or that I'm just adjusting to mileage and working. The good news is, mentally I've been more 'there' this week which allowed me to stay on point and get things done.
Wednesday's track workout was hard, mentally I wanted it so bad but my body just wasn't having it; I got it done anyways (albeit not as fast as I would have liked). Finally Wednesday night I found some relaxing miles in the rain with a friend. Slow and easy miles to unwind after a solid training day, just what the doctor ordered....guess who was finally able to just 'let it happen'. I questioned if it was only because I was running slower and with someone else. Thursday's solo run between jobs was less forced though, so I assume I'm getting back to where I want to be.
I definitely had a fun weekend. Saturday started with some 'me time' at the salon, NO I didn't chop my mop off (but I did have some of you convinced for a while that I did!). Then spent the day at work, and had a ton of fun chatting with people slinging drinks around and enjoying the nice weather. I ran after I got out of work at 5 and couldn't wipe the cheesy smile off my face the whole time. The rest of the evening included baseball, beer, friends and fun- not a shabby Saturday night :) It felt wonderful to have a night off, I can't even imagine how smiley I will be next week on vacation.
|Baseball, Friends, Great weather, and Junk food (no shame)|
Sunday night I did another sunset run (third week in a row, I'm enjoying this routine) with 75% of those miles being on the marathon course for the fall. I'm truly ingraining every step of those miles into my brain. You can see some of the mile markers still spray painted from the previous years, others are gone or covered from construction on the trail. Even if it is just hitting certain sections (however long or short) over and over, it will make me feel more prepared come race day.
|Training the course.|
This coming week is going to be so different as I won't be working 70+ hours, and I won't even be home most of it. I don't know what to say other than.... Travel + 5 days of no work + Spending time with an awesome person + a wedding (thanks Britt for helping me find a dress!) + running with an insanely fast runner (same as said awesome person)= KICK.ASS.WEEK.
When was the last time you took a vacation?
How is training going for you?