Another week of training done and done. We were mostly in the mountains yesterday but also did a few miles on the roads.
I wore the Brooks Launch 6 for the mix of the trails and speed on the roads and they worked perfectly for both.
The first 3 miles or so we climbed and climbed and climbed. I made it to the rock pile that I’ve heard about for so many years but have never been to until yesterday.
The views were unreal and my legs were trashed by the time we got to the roads from all of the up and down. We sure don’t do a ton of marathon pace work but I think the trails make up for that and then some.
The weather was perfect yesterday so we spent a lot of time outdoors. I found a skittle in Skye’s overalls and I think she was hiding it there for when she needed a little energy.
Time for ALL of the rest and recovery today.
JUST FOUR WEEKS TO GO!
Monday: 12 miles @ 8:47 pace in the morning and 4 miles @ 9:09 average in the afternoon.
Tuesday: 10 miles @ 8:35
Wednesday: Speed at the track and a total of 14 miles with the workout, w/d and c/d. 20 x 400m @ 84ish second average. 14 miles total with the workout, warm-up and cool-down.
Thursday: 15 miles @ 8:38 average pace.
Friday: COMPLETELY OFF. We were planning on hitting 80 miles this week but our coach told us he wanted us to focus more on quality than quantity now because we are showing signs of being way too tired.
Saturday: 15 miles @ 9:20 average with 1,707 ft of UP (and most of that in the first few miles). Mostly trails with some fast tempo miles towards the end.
70 miles and this week my focus will be on quality of my workouts so who knows where my mileage will be!
What are your Sunday plans?
Best run last week? Hardest run?