LESS THAN 55 DAYS to the start of my relay!! Also we're down to less than 30 days to the start of the Salt Lake City Marathon! I seriously cannot believe how quickly March went by and that it's April on Sunday. This week was a great week of running and I hit all of my workouts AND gained a total of over 2,000' in my runs for the week! I'm starting to focus more on elevation gain each week, since my relay run is pretty mountainous and really trying to hard to keep up with my strength training. I fit in three strength workouts this week and also started to see a physical therapist (I've had some minor re-occuring Right knee pain and wanted to get it stronger/ fixed before the relay start in May).
Monday: 10.10 miles with 2 x 3 mile repeats (1 mile recovery after sets) 1.5 warm-up & .6 mile cool-down. I did this one on the treadmill (it was icy outside) and ran out of time to finish my complete cool-down mileage (I added it on to my runs throughout the week). Did some strength/foam rolling before I ran.
Tuesday: 6.45 miles easy @ 9:50 on the treadmill because it was *once again* icy outside (happy first day of spring)! A bit more strength afterwards as well.
Wednesday: 12 miles with 9 miles at tempo 8:20-8:35 (actual: 8:22) w/ 1.5 warm-up and 1.5 cool-down. This run felt amazingly strong and I only looked at my watch a handful of times. Also gained over 300' of elevation, so not completely flat too! 45 minute pilates class at lunch.
Thursday: 10.10 miles easy @ 10:00. Split this run up with 6.66 miles in the morning & the remaining mileage after work. Over 600' elevation gained. Also was pretty sore after my tempo run & pilates class on Wednesday.
Friday: 10.25 miles easy @ 9:55. Gained over 1,700' of elevation- I started early and finished this run by 6:45! I also just did hill repeats at an easy pace (focused on form & breathing) and was really happy with my average pace and felt pretty beat-up/ strong afterwards.
Saturday: 6.10 miles easy @ 10:30 & 20 minutes of strength/ stretching. Did this run in the late afternoon and really didn't want to do more hills, but where we live --> all hills. So gained a little over 400' of elevation (more than what I wanted) and just took back the pace to enjoy the run. Brady tried to help give me some extra weight on my bridges
Sunday: REST DAY. Cinnamon buns and ample coffee was consumed.
- Hit my paces
- Gained a ton of elevation on my runs
- Tempo run felt amazing
- Recovery runs were focused on form less than on pace
- Fit in three strength workouts throughout the week
- 2 treadmill runs
- That's it! Great week.
How's your training going?
Favorite thing about rest days? ->> normally ample coffee/ kitten cuddles/ cinnamon rolls or something equally amazing.
HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!