Wow, it’s hard to believe I’m just four weeks out from race day! One more hard week, one more medium week, and two taper weeks…then the race! Here’s how this week looked:
AM: 8.3 miles of fartleks. I love that workout.
PM: 45 minutes or so of strength training at home.
AM: 6 recovery miles
PM: 30ish minutes of core work and stretching
Downhill 800s. I warmed up and cooled down outside and did the workout on the incline trainer. There were only four other people in the gym, so I broke the 30-minute rule.
As it turned out, one of those four people was waiting for this machine. She glared at me when I got off. Oops.
I only did the one workout today, because it was back-to-school night, and by the time I got home, I just wanted to eat and sleep. So that’s what I did.
AM: 8 miles easy
PM: 30 minutes of full-body strength. This was the first day of school, and I was exhausted, so I was satisfied with 30.
5 easy miles and some core work
Another fast-finish long run: 10 miles easy, then 8 gradually faster. It was hard and I didn’t like it, but it wasn’t as miserable and hopeless-feeling as my last fast-finish. On runs like this, I wish I had a coach or at least a running buddy to yell at me and tell me to quit being a baby. Sometimes I don’t have enough of my own mental strength. Need to work on that, I guess. At least the sunrise was pretty.
Rest, which included some time at the laundromat because our dryer decided it wanted to join the “Everybody Break!” party.
And that’s that. This coming week is the first full week of school and my last week at peak mileage. That should be interesting — in a good way, because I like both these things.
I hope you have a great week!
How was your weekend?