Its been a while but I’m back for another Monday on the Run. I can’t believe it’s almost race season so here’s how my train has been so far!
Monday – REST
Tuesday – 20 minute easy
Wednesday – Intervals
Thursday – REST
Friday – Intervals
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 18K
It was a solid week for me! I did my longest run since last training season so let’s break this down.
Monday I was exhausted after the 15K the day before. I had a rest day so instead of breaking a sweat, I went to check out the Bolle and Serengetie Spring/Summer line!
Tuesday I did an easy 20 minutes and my legs were not happy with me haha. They wanted to rest but I needed to get out there to do a shakeout run.
Wednesday was a breakthrough for me. I was dreading the 800m repeats. 800s hurt! And this time around, I was doing them 20 seconds faster than two weeks ago. I started with an easy 2K warm up before it was time to throw down. I did 6 x 800m in 4:02 and by the 5th one, I was seriously considering crying. My legs were screaming at me until the very last moment. I was so happy when it was time to cool down! Unfortunately, 1K into my 2K cool down, the bottom of my calf cramped so I called it a day after 1K. I was so happy that I finished. I was literally texting my coach during the rest period between the 800s how much I was dying and hated life haha.
After Wednesday’s killer work out – my body was screaming for a rest day so I sent a message to Michelle to let her know that I wasn’t up for doing another easy 20 minutes. I took a rest day and then threw in some of my physio rehab exercises with the resistance band that I’ve been neglecting to do. Oops!
Friday was fun! I did a 2K warm up, 8×2 minute intervals, and then a 1K cool down. It was Good Friday so we got the day off and I spent it running and eating gelato! 😉
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And finally we hit Sunday! I had 18K on Sunday and it was my longest run since October 2015 and I was excited to go out and get it done. I was worried as I was going to go it alone but I wasn’t sure how my body would take it. Surprisingly, I did pretty well! It was a slow one but I finished so that’s all that matters. I saw an adorable corgi puppy, ran into an old friend/run buddy, and found a new trail! Not bad in a day’s work!
Anyways, enough with my rambling! I hope you all have a great Monday!
So how was your week? Did you have a good Easter?
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