As far as training goes, the has been the week where things have clicked into place.
Monday – Rest day for MLK and I was a lady who lunched
Tuesday – 13.1 Miles (6.5 runch + 6.6 homemill)
My first run of the day was at incl 3 on the workmill on a progressive 5 minute approach. After about 4 miles I maxed out how fast I could go and just switched on random speeds and walking breaks to finish 6.5 in 56 minutes, 8:39 pace. My second run was post work on the homemill switching between 7.5 and 7.7 MPH for 6.6 miles for an average pace of 7:56. My homemill should be nicknamed my vanitymill.
Wednesday – 5.55 Miles (Runch) & Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones
Woke up early for some Jillian strength (shocker) and a little bit of running during lunch. 5.55 miles at incline 2 in 45 minutes. Easy recovery run after Tuesday miles.
Thursday – 15 miles (7 runch + 8 homemill)+ Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack
Busy day – 3 Part workout – I’m a little ashamed about how much I worked out today but I’m committed to having a good race February 24th and an even better 50 miler in June.
Trying to stay committed on some strength/core work. I usually don’t do other Jillian workouts because they have too much cardio for how much I already run; however, I was feeling too lazy for the full commitment of No More Trouble Zones, so I did 25 minutes of Zone 1 of 6 week 6 pack which felt too easy but better than nothing in the morning! Even with an abs workout Jillian sneaked in squats and lunges that I was trying to avoid.
7 miles during runch in 56 minutes; 8 minute pace. It sounds fast but I can’t vouch for the treadmill I ran the first 5 miles on. It felt different from my usual one that was taken when I went up. Last 2 miles were done at incline 2 on my usual friend.
8 miles after work on my vanitymill/homemill in a little under 64 minutes for average pace of 7:56.
Friday – 3.5 miles
Recovery slow easy miles on incline, 30 minutes
Saturday – 21.6 miles – 3:02
21.6 that I tried to keep relatively unstrenuousness well as easy as a 20 miler can be. Average pace ended up being 8:24. It was cold and barely 20 degrees but the sun was shining and the wind was quiet. There was a light patch of snow on the ground but nothing too troubling. Sounds weird to say but I really enjoyed my 3 hours of solitude in the cold. I guess I really am a lone wolf runner.
Sunday – 16 miles 2:05:35
Derry Boston Prep 16 Miler Race was on Sunday. I won’t get too repetitive as the recap is here. Short story, hilly race 16 miles, average pace 7:52.
Total Miles – 74.8 Miles (wish I recorded an extra .2 somewhere to have a full number)
Total Feelings – Great, I felt a lot less tired this week than last. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have any trail runs this week. That ties into my disappointment: I try to have one trail run a week because it’s more of a full body workout and less damaging than the roads on my legs. I’m also disappointed I didn’t fulfill my goal of having two full strength workouts. I’ll count the zone 1 6 week 6 pack as only .5 strength but 1.5 is better than 0 which is where I was for 2012.