7 miles easy / 1:05 / 9:17 avg pace
I am more than halfway done this training cycle. Makes me excited and nervous at the same time. I hate to complain about the heat again, but it’s really starting to do a number on my confidence. I know that I can’t do anything about my pace when the humidity is off the charts but I was moving along so well! I was feeling good, handling more mileage, pulling through on speed work, running (near) marathon pace on long runs and then BAM. Everything came to a halt. So. frustrating.
MON: 7 speed
TUE: 11 easy (7 AM and 4 PM)
THU: 8 easy
FRI: 17 long
tempo, MP, MP intervals
SUN: rest / 20 min yoga video
1. Monday’s speed work, before the heat wave kicked in. This was a tough workout and I was very pleased with my times.
2. 53 miles for the week!
3. My ability to remain standing during Friday’s 17-miler. I’m not kidding! And Operation Hydration was a success!
And the not so good ~
1. Sunday’s run. Oh this sucked. Supposed to be a tempo run (3 miles at 7:44 pace). There was no way I could sustain that in the heat so I planned on doing a MP tempo. Riiight, scratch that too. Apparently MP was too much. So instead I would run MP for a mile, then recover for a mile, then repeat. Pathetic. The heat was a big factor but I was incredibly exhausted from Friday’s run and my legs felt like lead. I have never been so happy to finish a run.
Onto more positive stuff, I am so looking forward to the weekend! We are heading to Baltimore for my friend Amanda’s wedding. I even have Friday off. I’m squeezing all my runs in Monday to Friday this week so I can take 2 rest (hungover) days this weekend.
Since it is hump day, what are your plans for the weekend? Any long runs planned?