Whoof, Hanson’s fatigue has officially set it in. Plus, I think my husband’s travels have had a good part in me feeling like I’m dragging sand bags…
Marathon Goal– 3:50
Marathon Pace/Tempo Runs– 8:45
Monday, August 15th–Easy 5 miles, 10:13 avg
I’ve been working really hard on making my easy runs even easier. I’ve usually been closer to the 10 minute range and I really want them more in the 10:20-30 range. I’m getting there.
Tuesday, August 16th–1 mile WU, Ladder: 400, 800, 1200, 800, 400 @7:30 pace (w/400R), 1 mile CD
I met up with my run club and luckily, I had my buddy (the amazing pacer from last time) and another friend agree to do this workout with me.
We nailed it.
Goal pace for each was 7:30 and here’s how it went:
I wore new these new super cute shorts I had been coveting, and I think they had a lot to do with it😀
I did modify this workout. The Ladder is not in the Beginner Program; for Week 7 it had 8×600 and I had already done that a couple of weeks ago. I really wanted to to do this workout but was worried about over-doing it so I eliminated the 1600 after the 1200–there would’ve been another 1200 after the mile too. But it’s all good. I thought it was still a good, productive run. I’m keeping the speed work for the Advanced for the next three weeks as I don’t want to repeat and I kinda really want to do the 3x1600s it has (who says that, right?).
Oh, and that night, we went to see Adele!! She was amazing.
Wednesday, August 17th–Glorious Rest Day
So much rest.
Thursday, August 18th–1 mile WU, 5 Tempo miles, .5 miles CD
My route shortchanged me a little on the cool down but the important thing was getting in the tempo miles. The goal pace was 8:45 and I’m still trying to get closer to that range but it was close enough.
Friday, August 19th–5 Easy Hill Miles, 9:57 avg
I didn’t do so well on getting to my easy range with these miles but it was a good run nonetheless.
Saturday, August 20th–6 Easy Miles, 10:23 avg
Much better getting these in my easier range. I did 3 with my Moms Run This Town group and 3 solo.
Sunday, August 21st–8 Long Run Miles, 9:30 avg
This was supposed to be a 10 miler but I couldn’t muster up the desire since I was on the treadmill and it was late in the evening. And I wanted to make it back home for kids’ bedtime. #excuses
It was a good 36.14 mile week. I feel a lot better about the lesser mileage (plus, this is still a lot to me). I did start to feel the niggle on my shin a bit towards the end of the week but it wasn’t constant like it’d been before. I’ll be keeping an eye on it and making changes throughout the week if need be.
On to Week 8!
–How was your running week?
–Do cute shorts make you run faster? Some guys chimed in on my Instagram how unfair it is that girls have such cute running clothes, lol!
–Are you an Adele fan?
–When was your last treadmill run? Is it death for you to run on the ‘mill? I don’t mind it but draw the line at 10 miles.