Week 10 of 16
What. A. Week!
The week started out with my 3rd set of half mile repeats, this time I had 6 to run. I decided to go back to the treadmill and was super nervous about it all day leading up to it. My mom emailed me at work for some motivation and encouragement and I knew I could get it done. I didn’t just get it done, I felt like I owned that workout! Incline set to 1.5, warm up/recovery/cool down at 7.5mph and half mile repeats at 8.5mph, 8.6mph, 8.7mph, 8.8mph, 8.9mph, 9.0mph.
Tuesday I hopped back on the treadmill for an easy marathon goal pace 3 mile run and dragged Georgie out for 2 miles on Wednesday evening in the dark. We made some stops but I was happy I was able to keep her going for 2 miles. I was supposed to run 3 miles on Wednesday but I knew I would be running 1 mile with a new client at work on Thursday’s rest day.
Friday was my long run! 18 miles! I drove to my parent’s house and ran a 3.5 mile loop before heading back to their house and picking up Linda Lou for the remaining 14.5 miles. It was sunny but pretty chilly out and breezier then we thought it would be. I felt like my effort was my usual long run pace of about 8:00 but my watch kept telling me 8:15s. It was a little frustrating at the time but I’m not going to dwell on it because it was my longest run since 2012 and I was feeling good—and that’s all that really matters. As Jay-Z would say, “On to the next one!”
Then there was Saturday. I ran a 5k PR on tired legs less than 24 hours after my 18-miler! To read more, check out my race report here:
This led to a recovery day on Sunday. No work, no spin, no running. So nice!
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7 miles with 6x800 treadmill (52:36)
10 push ups
3 miles treadmill (24:00)
Taught spin class
10 push ups
2 miles with G (19:06)
1.15 miles with CoachUp client (9:40)
Taught spin class. The playlist: The Heart of Rock & Roll Spin Playlist
10 push ups
18 miles with mama on the bike (2:28:44)
2.02 mile warm up (18:17)
Jingle Jog 5k (19:50)
G mileage disclaimer: None of the mileage reported with Georgie is straight, consistent running. We may run 1 mile in 9 or 10 minutes but in reality we probably covered a 2-3 mile distance with a mix of walking and running. I stop my watch every time we start walking.
This week’s mileage: 36 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
November Totals: 135 miles
December Totals: 29 miles
2015 Totals: 704 miles