Our training weeks start on Saturday. I’ll try and make these posts interesting somehow, but if they get painfully boring with me just putting a running log online, I’ll switch it up. The picture is just wishful thinking that I was running in the mountains.
Saturday: 14 miles, 8:30 to 9:30 pace
Ran 13 at a 9:32 pace. Before you judge me, I had severe handicapping with a stroller, a 25 pound little boy and a moody border collie. And 95% humidity. Given the circumstances I’ll take it. Bought myself a new running outfit I probably don’t need after the little boy and I went out to breakfast together. Meanwhile I’ve been wearing the same khaki pants to work for 3 years….hmm, where are my priorities?
Sunday: 7 miles, 8:30- 9:30 pace, Ashtanga yoga class
Mark and I tend to run our Sunday run fast. Sometimes it’s the only day of the week I get company so I make the most of it. We did 8:22 pace, but it was hot and humid and we both felt like we working. Ashtanga was a few hours later and fantastic as always. I will be too sore to lift my arms tomorrow. Did anyone else follow track and field nationals or Western States 100 this weekend? I had Jasper all day yesterday and kept sneaking glances on my iphone of both. I had really, really wanted to run Western States at one time, but following track and field makes me really want to get fast and run a super fast 10K someday.
Monday: 8 miles 8:30-9:30 pace
Did it in 9:07 pace. I like this plan so far in that the easy days are really easy. I needed it. I am sore head to toe from yoga. I can’t imagine if I took the full Ashtanga class. The one I go to is only 1/2 the series. Ouch.
Tuesday: 4 miles, 7:42-8:10 pace, 20, 30 minute bike trainer ride
I was up for an hour and a half last night with Jasper. The bike ride did not happen. But I cheated a little and ran a warm up mile for 5 total, but 4 at pace. These short runs aren’t such a bad thing when sleeping doesn’t happen.
Wednesday: 10 miles, 8:30-9:30 pace
I am so glad Mark is a good friend. He came to my house at 430. We had a crappy night, where I really had a series of short naps…nothing that was real sleep. I probably wouldn’t have run at all if it weren’t for him, let alone do 10. But we did it. 8:57 pace. I am loving base building paces.
Thursday: 4 miles, 7:42-8:30 pace
Nothing. Uggg. This is one of those weeks where things just aren’t going smoothly. Maybe tonight when Jasper goes to bed. Yeah, right.
Friday: Did 5.3-ish. 8:38 pace, but that was with Pancake. Oh, and probably the worst night of sleep I’ve had since Jasper was a newborn. Maybe I should make this a sleep blog since that’s all I ever talk about. I was just happy to do the run. When Jasper is still up when my alarm goes off, that is not a good sign. I may have to start deducting my latte fund from his college fund since I have a pretty expensive habit now.