Week 10: September 28- October 4

Time is really flying by this fall. I totally lost track of time, so I am a little late posing week 10’s training log. Since I was coming off a 10K race, I did not want to over do training. I am not strong enough to handle lots of super fast runs. In order to stay healthy I have to be modest with my runs. Hopefully if I can stay healthy long enough I can slowly start increasing intensity. I am not planning on adding too many miles to my week. The plan is to keep my weeks right around the 50 mile per week mark, and slowly add workouts throughout the week. So far so good! Let’s take a look at this past weeks training:

Monday, September 28:

Easy 8.2 mile run followed with 6×75 meter strides. 1:02:06 total time, which is 7:34 average pace.

Tuesday, SeptemberĀ 29:

60 minute cross train day with dumbbell complex circuit, upper body weights, and core exercises.

Wednesday, September 30:

Moderate workout day. I ran 2 miles for warm up with the Women’s cross country team. We then proceeded to run 6×800 meter tempo efforts with 3 minute jog recovery. The 800s were ran on a grassy/hilly field. the paces for the 800s were as follows: 3:00, 2:57, 2:57, 2:55, 2:55, 2:53. I was a little tired from the 10K race, so this was a good workout so shake out the legs yet still get a little bit of turn over. After the 800s, I cooled down to finish with a total of 10 miles for the day.

Thursday, October 1:

Easy run on the treadmill, it was super dark out side, so I decided to be safe a stick to the indoors. I started out a bit stiff since it was so early and I have not ran on a treadmill in several years, except for Alter-G treadmills, but those are in a different category. Anyway, I ran 8 miles averaging 7:29 pace for 59 minutes and 50 seconds.

Friday October 2:

Rest Day

Saturday October 3:

Best run all week, I wanted to run 15 miles at a consistent pace. It felt easy the entire time. I finished the miles in 1:45:53 for an average pace of 7:03. As long as I stay healthy I feel like in 2 weeks I will be able to finish a half marathon right around a 6:00 minute pace. So this run today gave me some much needed confidence.

Sunday October 4:

Easy 6.6 mile run, 48:34, pace: 7:21. I finished with 6x 75 meter stride. I felt really good in the middle of the run. I was happy with this run coming off of a long run the previous day.

Summary of the week:

I ended the week with 47.8 miles. I few more miles than last week, which is a good sign. I will probably be taking a down week soon, to let my body recover and keep trekking. Another week in the books. I am happy with my progression thus far.

Stay tuned!!

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