It’s hard to believe that July has already come and gone. I have mixed feeling about this because I’m so very tired of every single run being hot and humid, but I also don’t want summer to end. As I can’t slow down time I’m just going to celebrate the fact that there is only one more hot and humid training month left (hopefully) and that I have an awesome vacation coming up later this month!
I haven’t posted too much about my training this season because there really hasn’t been much to say. Everything has been going really, really well. Which is awesome! but it makes for a fairly boring weekly recap.
Over the past 5 weeks I have run an average of 42.4 miles per week. I’ve successfully moved from 5 runs per week to 6, with one exception: the week I fell. Each week has included a speed workout and a hilly run. My weekly long run averages out to just a touch longer than a half marathon (13.29 miles). While I don’t feel ready to go out and race a half marathon tomorrow, my confidence has been building with each week and I still have 8 weeks of training remaining.
Week 1 (6/27-7/3)
Long run: 12 miles
Speed: 14′ @ tempo pace, 4′ recovery, 12′ @ tempo pace
Week 2 (7/4-7/10)
Long run: 13.1 miles
Speed: 18′ @ tempo pace, 4′ recovery, 12′ @ tempo pace
Week 3 (7/11-7/17)
Long run: 14.29 miles (Progression run w/ last 2 miles at tempo)
Speed: 18′ @ tempo pace, 4′ recovery, 15′ @ tempo pace
Week 4 (7/18-7/24)
Long run: 12.06 miles (5 miles at goal pace)
Speed: 1 mile race (6:07.7)
Week 5 (7/18-7/31)
Long run: 15 miles
Speed: 6 x 1000