Happy Humpday! Last week’s training went really well! I felt strong and while my long runs were definitely at a super conservative easy pace (there were MANY hills!), I never gave up. I’m still focusing on getting 3 strength training exercises a week and at least one at-home yoga session a week. Nutrition will start to be even more of a focus (we’re less than 50 days out now from Eugene)! I have to keep reminding myself that even though maybe my paces have slowed, I’ve gained SO much elevation AND am training at a crazy-high altitude (where we live is at ~7,300’ and Steamboat is around ~6,300’). Very excited to see what I can do when I’m down at lower elevation!
Monday, 3/3: 5.02 mi easy @ 9:48 382’ & yoga.
Tuesday, 3/4: 11 miles (1.5 mi warm up / 8 miles @ 8:37 / 1.5 mi cool down) & 30 minutes strength. I had trouble (mentally) getting into this run, but I never gave up (which I’m super proud of).
Wednesday, 3/5: 7.01 miles easy 10:39 114’ So wet. So slushy. Pretty cold.
Thursday, 3/6: 8.05 mi 918’ up (20 min E / 3 x 7 min Hike @ 12% 3.7 mph (3 min Recovery run) / 10 min E / 5 x :30 hard (60 sec Recovery)/ 15 min E. 30 minutes of strength. I felt WORKED after this run!
Friday, 3/7: Rest Day!
Saturday, 3/8: 10.15 miles 1, 235’ 11:23 / Wasn’t in to this run from the start and kept slipping on the icy loose-packed snow on the roads. 30 minutes of strength
Sunday, 3/9: 18.06 miles 1, 384’ up at 11:12 / Epsom Salt Bath to recover & lots of foam rolling! This run felt surprisingly good. Albeight, it was slow and certainly hilly, but my mental state was sooo much stronger than it has been before. I really want to focus on keeping these hilly runs at a lower heart rate (building up that cardio endurance)!
Total Mileage: 59.29 miles
Total Elevation: 4, 033’
Also how cute are they?!