We didn’t do any track workouts this week but Brooke and the kiddos sure did.
Four things about my running this last week:
1. I did a lot of treadmill miles (24) this week because of travel and Brooke being sick. Treadmill miles make me appreciate my outdoor miles soooo much more.
2. I had a high volume of miles this week (57… which is a lot for me) along with two pump classes so I will definitely be cutting back my mileage this next week.
3. 8 out of the 57 were fast. All of the others were in the 8-9 minute range. Hard days hard and easy days easy.
4. This past week I have been trying to eat a lot more produce and protein instead of my usual 4 bowls of ice cream a day and I am already noticing huge improvements in my recovery and how I feel during my runs (unless it is all the placebo effect;). I am excited about this because my running mojo is coming back and I am excited to see how all of the things like nutrition/running with fast people etc etc help me to get faster.
Monday– 10 miles in California on the treadmill @ 8:20 average pace.
Tuesday– 10 miles total with 3 downhill mile repeats @ 5:43, 5:27, 5:26.
Wednesday– 8 miles outside @ 8:43 average pace.
Thursday– 8 treadmill miles @ 8:34 average pace.
Friday– 6 treadmill miles @ 8:12 average pace.
Saturday– 5 warm-up miles, 5 tempo miles (6:41, 6:26, 6:34, 6:35, 6:40 ((a nice little uphill in the last mile)) and 5 cool-down miles for a total of 15. I was happy because the tempo miles felt comfortably hard even though I went into this workout grumpy. Nice mental workout for me to switch my negative thoughts to positive ones.
Sunday—> sleep, foam roll, stretch, recover like a champ.
How was your week of running?
What day have you been taking as your rest day lately?