Sorry for the lack of blog updates in the past couple weeks! I was on a mini vacation in northern Michigan for 5 days and then spent the next few days getting caught up at work and at home.
Rest day. It was supposed to be a strength training day, but I had the day off for Memorial Day and was completely lazy instead.
Pace: 9:00 average pace
It was quite hot and humid during this run. I spent the entire run convincing myself to just keep running for another mile and then I would take a walk break. I never actually stopped for a break but it helped to think about running just one more mile instead of thinking about the 6 miles I still had to run.
Pace: 9:51 recovery run
Pace: 2 miles easy, 4 miles at HMP (7:43), 2 miles easy
I got up early Saturday morning to do my long run so I could get it out of the way before leaving on vacation. I tested out a new hydration pack during this run and was super impressed! A full review will be coming later this month; I want to use it a few more times first.
Distance: 40.6 miles
Speed work: 1 tempo run
Supplemental Training: yeah, no.
Mondays are typically a rest day, but this was the one day of vacation where I had nothing else planned. Even though my legs were a bit tired, this run was amazing. The road I ran went through the woods next to a lake. There was a nice mix of sun and shade and I ended my run by jumping in the lake. So refreshing!
Pace: 10:11 recovery run
Thursday was my downfall of the week. I got home from vacation late Wednesday night and even after a long nap Thursday afternoon, I just did not have the energy to go for a run.
Pace: 10:01 average pace with 10 strides
I kept the pace nice and slow during this run because I had a race the next morning. Not my greatest plan, but I didn't want to skip Thursday's run completely. This was only meant to be an 8 mile run, but I miscalculated my route.
Distance: .5 mile warm up + 3.1
Pace: 6:57 (21:36)
This wasn't really a goal race for me and I blew my chances of getting a good time when I chose to run 9 miles the night before the race. That said, I'm pretty pleased to have finished only about 30 seconds slower than Shanty 2 Short's! Full race recap later this week!
After the race my husband and I spent the afternoon visiting breweries and we ended the night at a concert (Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness). It was a very busy day, but it was an absolute blast!
My training schedule called for a 15 mile long run. I got as far as mapping out a basic route before I decided to take a rest day. My right calf is super tight and painful. By taking Sunday off, I get two rest days in a row. Plus instead of spending 2.5+ hours on a run, I was able to prep my breakfasts and lunches for the week. Week 5 should be back on track.
Distance: 27.6 miles
Speed work: strides + 5k race
Supplemental Training: Hahaha...no.