Training Rundown-Week 3 MS Run The US

Humpday! I can't believe that I'm already 3 WEEKS into training for the biggest relay race I'll probably ever do. It's crazy how it's less than 130 days away! Last week of training kicked off my first tempo and long-slow distance run. I also completed my second speed workout, while finishing off a 12-day work-week (and working 11 hours on Thursday). I tried to really prioritize sleep and eating well. I haven't gotten sick, so I must have been doing SOMETHING right!


Monday: 1.5 warm-up; 8 x 600 @ 2:40 (actual: 2:42; 2:38; 2:36; 2:37; 2:35; 2:38; 2:36; 2:36); 1.5 cool-down- 9 miles total


Tuesday: 6 miles easy @ 9:58 on the treadmill & 15 minutes of strength

Wednesday: 1.5 warm-up; 6 miles @ 8:36 (actual: 8:20 min/mi); 1.5 cool-down- 9 miles total. I totally rocked this run and it felt amazing the entire time. I think it really helped that saved it to do during the daylight (during my lunch break). 


Thursday: 6 miles easy @ 9:59 on the treadmill & 10 minutes of strength

Friday: 10 miles long-slow pace @ 9:18 (actual: 9:03) on the treadmill & 60 minute CoreReformer Pilates class. I was so tired after working so much on Thursday that getting up early for this run was seriously so tough, but I'm really glad that I pushed myself and got it done. I had originally wanted to do it outside, but I was so chilled from teaching skiing the night before that running in sub 10* weather really did not sound appealing, so I went to the treadmill instead.


Saturday: Rest Day

Sunday: 6 miles & 20 minutes of recovery yoga


Positive Splits:

  • Fit in all my runs and crushed my goal paces
  • Kept my easy runs "easy"
  • Fit in one yoga session
  • Fit in one pilates session

Negative Splits:

  • Did 3 treadmill runs ( a little more than I would have liked, but I fit them in)!

What goals did you crush last week?!