DPHM Week 10

Monday: rest
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: rest
Thursday: 5.02
Friday: 3.74
Saturday: 10.67
Sunday: 4.7

Total Miles: 24.13

Kind of a weird week for me. The early part of the week was spent deep cleaning our old apartment before handing in the keys on Thursday. I was tired, stressed, and did not feel up to running. The later part of the week I wasn’t feeling the greatest, but since I had already missed half a week, I pushed through.

Thursday was my speed workout. I alternated running an easy mile then a hard mile. Hard miles were ran at 7:35 and 7:33. Since my running path had a number of icy patches that I either had to skirt around or slow down to cross, it was difficult to keep a steady pace. I didn’t feel like I was running very hard and expected my pace to be closer to 8:00.

On Saturday I met up with a group of runners from the local running club to run a hilly 10 miler. Confession: I usually pick flat routes for my long runs. So even though this was a couple miles shorter than last week’s long run, my legs were tired for the rest of the day.  After the run, one of the runners surprised us with a basket of homemade treats and a thermos of hot tea. A slice of lemon poppy seed pound cake really hit the spot.

Goals for week 11: 30-33 miles, 1 speed work session, long run ~12 miles.


2 thoughts on “DPHM Week 10

  1. Nice job on the speed work! Way to go on getting out there – I'm not gonna lie, I am not willing to try speed work in these weather conditions. Too risky, and like you mentioned, the snow and ice make it really hard to be consistent. Indoor track and treadmill for this gal!

    Hilly long runs are actually a great workout because they help you build speed work and strength into the long run. I actually prefer hilly routes for long runs when I don't have to worry about speed, for this reason, and also because it alleviates some of the boredom.


  2. Thanks! I fell on the ice running last year, so I definitely don't head out when it is really bad. With weaving around the patches of ice it was probably 75% dry pavement.

    I definitely need to incorporate more hilly long runs into my training plan.


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