Happy Monday! In a few short hours, you’ll be seeing my whiny tweets about today’s mid term!
Monday – 10 miles bike
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – 6k intervals
Thursday – Rest
Friday – 8.3k track
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 15k
Monday’s recovery bike ride was pretty tough. It’s interesting seeing how post long run, it takes me around 25 minutes to bike 3 miles “easy” whereas the other Friday when I biked on fresh legs, it took me less than 20 minutes to bike 3 miles. So I gotta keep reminding myself that recovery = stop staring at the time/distance. Just get it done!
Wednesday was frustrating… because guess who slept in? This gal! So I had to get my run in after class. I was scheduled to run 6 x 60 seconds at 5:00 pace with 2 minutes recovery. My splits were 2k warm up, 6 x 60sec @ (5:00, 5:05, 4:51, 4:58, 4:54, 4:40) w/ 2 min rec 1.28 cool down. I was feeling tightness in the groin area around the 4th sprint and it was starting to worry me so I cut the run short.
Friday was track day and of course… I slept in! I usually do my track workouts after work but I accidentally agreed to work a double shift so after 8 hours, my legs did NOT want to run!
I was ready to give up by the 1000m but I didn’t want to disappoint my coach since I had already slept in ): I didn’t nail my 5:00 pace and dropped to 5:30 due to tired legs. A little frustrating but I did it! Whew!
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Sunday, I managed another 15k! I’m quite happy since this is the 2nd 15k this month for me ever since I got sidelined in April. I’m taking more care in stretching after my runs now so fingers crossed that was my last injury of the season!
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So that was my week! What did you do last week? How were your runs?