Nine weeks of training completed, just 2 weeks of training and 1 week of “tapering” before my first race of 2016! My key workout this week was brutal, but all things considered this has been a really great week!
Distance: 8.5 miles
Comments: Mix of pavement and trail. Perfect weather. All around awesome day.
Distance: 8.51 miles
Pace: 2.5 @ 9:51, 4 x 5:00 @ 6:39 [3:00 recovery], 2.29 @ 10:03
Comments: Brutally hard, but a serious confidence boost.
Distance: 2.0 miles
Comments: Extra slow recovery run to shake out some of the soreness from Wednesday’s speed session. I followed this up with some very painful foam rolling.
I had plans to run 6 miles on Friday (aiming for 40 miles this week!) but instead I was talked into test driving a car. In less than 24 hours I went from thinking my beloved Pontiac Sunfire will certainly make it through grad school to being the proud owner of a shiny BMW. Biggest impulse buy of my life, but she’s gorgeous!
I added a few miles to Sunday’s run, but knew that it wouldn’t be realistic to try to make up all of the missed miles. So long as I get 35+ per week, I am happy.
Distance: 12.0 miles
Comments: Completely unremarkable long run. After last week’s long run from hell, this was definitely appreciated.
Distance: 5.6 miles
Pace: 2.5 @ 9:50, 3.1 @ 7:06
Comments: I started my morning with a very easy 2.5 mile run and then I headed to Ypsilanti Running Co. for the Spring Donut Dash. Donut Dash is a 5k run followed by 5 donuts. The run portion went surprisingly well but I grossly underestimated the difficulty of speed eating 5 donuts. Full recap coming later this week.