Walking Mileage: 4.2 miles
Running Mileage: 30.3 miles
So I'm getting my rest!
Monday: 9 miles with 5x1M repeats at 8:37, Saucony Kinvara 6
Target: 6x1M repeats at 5k-10k pace
I decided to start reducing the mileage a bit, so I started with this workout. I probably should have pushed through for the last repeat, but I took off too fast and struggled to complete the fifth one. I was off-pace for the last one (8:50), but I'm not going to stress. Also, I should have chosen a different location or had a better plan. I ran on a section of the Bike & Hike that's only about 3 miles long and even that 3 miles includes crossing a rather busy road. I need something longer for workouts like this.
In shoe news, I'm now considering running the race in the 6s,
Tuesday: 2-mile walk at lunch, 6 miles, easy after work
Target: 7 miles, easy
With the cooler weather and lighter running schedule, I've taken to walking during lunch. I look silly (like a 1980s working girl with my dress and running shoes), but it's nice to get outside for 30 minutes or so. After work, I headed to the Bike & Hike near work and mostly ran in the neighborhoods connected to it. I needed a change of scenery.
Wednesday: 8 miles with 5 at 9:05 pace, Saucony Kinvara 6
Target: 8 miles with 5 at HM pace
While accomplished to spec, this workout didn't go as well as hoped. Because I wasn't feeling well, I didn't eat beforehand, and I never replaced the gel in my handheld that I used Monday -- so I was hungry. But this run officially ushered in the taper, and for that, I am grateful. I wasn't feeling that well and was a little under-hydrated.
Thursday: 2-mile walk at lunch, 2.5-miles dog running, Newton Fate
Target; 6 miles, easy
Another instance of purposely lowering mileage. It's hard to get too much mileage with the dogs, but it is a workout! Probably more of a workout than I should have done, but it's fun. We spent some time working with a pit bull who is afraid of strangers; then we took out the same girls we had last week. They were full of the energy and good times. Firmly in taper mode now.
Saturday: 4.4-mile trail race, 10:30 pace, Saucony Peregrine
I did this race knowing full well that my weekend mileage would be lower than normal. I wasn't sure if I'd do any mileage beforehand, and well, when I don't commit to something like that, it's not likely to happen. The weather was perfect, but my intention was not to run my hardest and I didn't. It was fun, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Sunday: unplanned rest
Saturday night, we had a party up in Cleveland. I didn't overindulge, but we didn't get home until after midnight. On Sunday, we needed to be out of the house around 8am to go get my birthday present (!!!). I'd planned to get in some running beforehand, but that didn't happen. I was exhausted.
I will probably reduce this mileage a little bit and maybe throw in a few pace miles. I do want to get in some dog running this week as well.
- Monday: 5 miles, easy
- Tuesday: 5 miles, easy
- Wednesday: 5 miles, easy
- Thursday: 6 miles, easy
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: 3 miles, shakeout
- Sunday: 15.1 miles, race