How am I already two weeks in? I feel like this particular training is going to fly by–as it seems like these miles I’m running are, lol!
Monday, June 12th–6 miles; 2 miles WU, 3×1 mile @7:40 (w/1:30R), 1 mile CD
I was a little worried about these as I haven’t been running all that fast in a while and it was the day after we’d just gotten back from Mexico. I know I can hit those paces, but the little negative Nancy in my brain likes to start yapping every once in a while.
But luckily, once I got going, it all came back to me and I was fine.
My coach is really strict on having these be close to goal (and not faster) so when I saw the first mile split, I intentionally slowed down–and kept looking at my watch–to make sure I was closer to where I was supposed to be.
Tuesday, June 13th–4 Easy Miles, 9:10 avg.
This is technically supposed to be a cross training day, but my brother (who just moved back to Arizona!) wanted to run in the morning so we both met up with my run club and I ran some easy miles. I’d much rather do that than bike, lol!
That evening, I got my butt on the floor and did some core strength and glute exercises.
Wednesday, June 14th–12 Miles Indoor Bike
I did more swapping as today was supposed to be speed work day, but I got on the bike instead and moved the fast stuff to tomorrow. This is what happens when my coach goes on vacation. Even though I know she’s going to see everything I do anyway, I still think it’s easy to switch stuff around since she’s not here, LOL.
Thursday, June 15th–5 Miles Speed work; 1 Mile WU, 2×800(w/2:00R), 1,000m(w/2:15R), 1200m (w/2:30R) all at 7:00 pace, 1 Mile CD
I enlisted the help of my husband for this workout that terrified me. There was
a lot of some yelling involved, but I did it!! I was on a super high the rest of the day 😀
2×800–> 6:55, 6:54
Friday, June 16th–Rest Day
This was unintentional. I planned on “sleeping in” and getting my easy four miles in around 6 a.m. (which is sleeping in for me) but alas, I really did sleep in and woke up past 7. I could’ve still squeezed in the miles, even though by that time here it’s hot, but I opted for coffee and a bagel instead.
Saturday, June 17th–13 miles with last 3, fast 3, 8:32 avg.; 12 miles spin
Plus, I knew today would be a long day so the resting Friday helped, lol! I met up with some of my Believe Train Become teammates and we nailed our long run 😀
A few hours later, I went to my first CycleBar class to support a blogging buddy on his new job adventure. I got in a sweaty, intense 12 miles on the bike–I’ll have a full report on this fun experience later.
Sunday, June 18th–Rest Day
I thought about “making up” those lost 4 miles, but nope! We had a fun Father’s Day celebrating my husband instead ❤
28 Running Miles, 24 Biking Miles
All in all, it was a great training week. I finally feel like I’m hitting a groove and getting into the “all-in” marathon training mentality. I know that it’s still the beginning, and we’re still in the honeymoon stage, but I’m happy that I’m feeling happy about training right now 😀
–Do you get scared of paces you’ve done before and know you can do?
–Does running with faster people help you? Or would you rather tackle fast runs on your own?