Another week down and another week closer to my next half marathon in May. Here is how the week went.
Sunday plan said run 9 miles easy.
What I did 6.2 miles with 6 strides at the end. (I had traded Sunday and Saturday's workouts due to Easter)
plan said 1 mile warmup, 800s x6 with 800 recovery and 1 mile cooldown
what I did 1.25 mile warmup (getting to a flat spot in the field)
800s x 6 all between 3:15 and 3:20
cooldown 1.55 miles.
These were tough, and it snowed on my the whole time, sometimes I had to break the ice clumps out of my eyelashes so I could see.
total of 8.8 miles
plan said run 12 miles
what I did ran 11 miles, No excuses. I just didn't want to run another mile. I was tired, my legs had no zip, I choose I boring route of out and backs, blah blah blah.
Cola was so embarrassed I quit the run early he wouldn't even look at the camera. Okay he never likes to look at the camera.
plan said run 5 miles easy with hills
what I did
ran 6.2 miles with hill repeats and 6 strides at the end
Check out the sweet new InkNBurn shorts I bought this week. They look like jean shorts but are not jean material. Super comfy.
(I was supposed to do a 9 mile run Sunday but did it on the day before instead.. so that didn't help my weekly total)
I also decided I have been feeling rather uninspired in the strength training department lately and logged onto Zuzkalight.com Friday and did the latest workout.
I loved it. I forgot how much I love her workouts. It also made me realize how long it has been since I had a butt kicking workout. I did two more Saturday morning before my run. The first one made me want to be sick for a little bit.
There you have it, another week of the plan done with only slight deviation. Next week.. I have 1200m intervals and I have to admit I am a little scared of them! They seem so long compared to 800s which seem so long compared to 400s. I only have to do four so I can tell a lot of mental pep talking will be going on.
What is your least favorite interval to run?