Thursday, March 29, 2007

Training Week 6 - 13 Weeks to Grandma's

Monday, March 19 – 4 miles easy at lunch and then 25 minutes of strength training. No watch but I’m guessing around 9 minute pace.

Tuesday, March 20 – 7 miles in 1:01:38 (8:48 pace) that wasn’t bad. Went out not knowing how far I’d even go.

Wednesday, March 21 – 10 miles was supposed to be an interval day, but I just wanted to run. First day of spring and it felt really good even with the rain. 1:29:48 (8:59 pace). Strength trained at lunch for 25 minutes.

Thursday, March 22 – 6 miles that felt really easy and in shorts. 52:40 (8:47 pace).

Friday, March 23 – Strength day and no run, saved up for Saturday (plus I had to work and didn’t feel it at lunch).

Saturday, March 24 – 16 miles, longest I’ve done in about a month and it felt fine and I was strong through it. 2:26:30 (9:09 pace). I didn’t bring food with me, but had some things I wanted to try in the car and I ran the chain of lakes so at one point stopped at my car to have a few (at about 11 miles) and also had stopped and bought gatorade since I didn’t have any with me. Overall not a bad run.

Sunday, March 25 – Easy run with no watch and just around home. 6 miles at around 54 minutes or so.

Mileage –49
Strength – 3 sessions, Monday 25 minutes, Wednesday 20 minutes, Friday 30 minutes
Elliptical – Nothing

Finally got a long run in. It felt fine. Was a bit slower and I never picked up the pace like I have been doing, but considering I didn’t carry water or gatorade with me OR even bring food it wasn’t bad. Still no speed work though and that is something I’m really lacking and need to bump up. I’m not going to get the 10 mile LT run in this week from the looks of it. I just don’t have the motivation for some of these workouts. I’m still running, but I just don’t seem to want to speed up.


JustRun said...

Your 16 went much better than mine! Good job on your week!

Oh, and I think I forgot to say in the last comment but happy bloggiversary!

Firefly's Running said...

Great job so far this week.