Monday, May 18, 2015
Charlevoix Half Training - Week 1
Cross training: Core + Strength Training
Pace: 2 miles easy, 4 miles at HMP (7:55), 2 miles easy
Cross training: Flexibility
I only timed the middle 4 miles of my run, so I am not sure what the pace was for the other 4 miles. I don't think it matters. I did this exact same run last Tuesday and it felt more difficult this week. Probably due to racing on Saturday.
Distance: 9.09 miles
Cross Training: flexibility
Apart from a mid-run bathroom break, this was a pretty easy run.
The husband and I kicked off our weekend with some beer sampling at the World Expo of Beer. We have been going to this event every year for the past 6-7 years. I was so grateful that Saturday's run was a short one, because I knew I was going to be in rough shape the next day.
It was in the upper 60s when I started this run and mid 70s by the time I finished. Plus humidity. The last couple miles I could really feel the heat, but I was able to maintain my pace.
Distance: 33.54 miles
Speed work: 1 tempo run
Cross Training: 2 flex, 1 core, 1 strength
I'm really pleased with how this week turned out. 33 miles is a pretty normal week for me, but this week had the mileage spread across just 4 days instead of my usual 5. In another week or so I will pick back up that 5th day of running. The speed work was comfortably hard, which was a nice change of pace (pun intended) from 5k training. In terms of cross training, I need to add at least one more day per week of core work.
Posted by Heather [is probably running] at 7:00 AM