A couple of weeks ago after detailing a recent personal victory, a blogger left a comment, "Great humblebrag bro!" I thought it was pretty funny. But it got me thinking - I really don't want anyone to think that I post workouts to get a slap on the back or an, "Atta boy Jim!" The reason I started this blog was to share ideas, training methods, and running experiences - and more importantly to learn from others. I love reading about your workouts and getting different ideas from runners who are much more experienced, faster, or better conditioned than me.
So with that in mind, here is what I did last week. It was a pretty decent week of training for me, but nothing to brag about. And maybe it will give someone a little inspiration, something to shoot for, or laugh at because you're way more advanced than me!
|Pretty foggy and humid on Wednesday in Lee's Summit - about 65 degrees w/90% humidity|
Monday ... 30 min core training in the morning & then 1-1/2 hour full body workout at the gym. No run.
Tuesday ... 30 min core training in the morning. Then 12 mile run at medium pace 7:40/mile overall.
Wednesday ... No core work. 11 miles total with speed work in the middle. Ran 6 one mile repeats with 2:30/min rest in between. Averaged 6:26/mile for the repeats. A little disappointed with how hard I had to work to keep the pace. But it was 65 degrees/90% humidity - so the conditions weren't great. Overall, pretty good workout
Thursday ... 30 min core training in the morning. Then 9 mile recovery run in Omaha, NE. Averaged nice smooth 8:30/mile pace after speed work the day before. Legs felt great!
Friday ... Absolutely nothing.
Saturday ... No core work. Ran 22 miles with several tough hills. Averaged 8:00/mile and never really felt like I was pushing too hard, even with all the hills. About 1,200 feet of elevation incline during the run. (then ran 6 mile recovery run on Sunday)
Overall I ran 66 miles last week, even with two days off - so not bad mileage-wise. The times were sufficient for where I'm at right now - but next week I'll start really pushing the speed for the upcoming half-marathon in two weeks where I want to PR. Hopefully your running is going well - have a great week!
... be great today!