Another Friday is upon us, which means another recap of my training. This week was supposed to be a rest week, but I have a half marathon in two weeks on 8/1, which meant that I had to swap the 15 mile long run from the weekend before that race to this weekend instead of a nice, easy 8 miles. Which means that my "rest" week turned into 30 miles...ugh.
Saturday - The Red Ore Run! See my recap here.
Sunday - Rest. We had some storms roll through that really messed with my sinuses. So I was kind of in lala land for much of the day.
Monday - Another rest day, although I did do some hip strength exercises.
Tuesday - Basic tempo run. 2 mile warm up, 4 miles @ 8:40-8:50 pace, 1 mile cool down. The weather on this morning was coolish, but super muggy. I came home dripping in sweat. Ick. But those tempo miles were pretty good. My splits were 9:18, 9:37, 8:44, 8:44, 8:44, 8:41, 9:41. Also, who's a superstar for getting 7 miles in before breakfast? Oh yea, that's me!
Wednesday - Rest and some core work.
Thursday - 3 easy miles averaging 9:48. Another humid morning, but thankfully I didn't have to be out long. The best thing that happened today? I snagged a pair of Speed Tights from Lululemon in their online warehouse sale for 1/2 price! See? It pays to wake up before the crack of dawn! They only had the camo print left in my size, but I don't think it's that noticeable. Rambling...
I also did the "general strength" circuit plan that my training has. I kind of love it, because it's a lot of upper body like push-ups, reverse dips, pike push-ups, but also squats and stuff. Grow muscles, grow!
Friday - Easy 5 miles. This morning I noticed that it is getting darker in the mornings. How can we already be on the back half of summer already? Ugh, I am so not ready to break out the headlamp again. Anyway, this turned into a little cutdown run with my negative splits: 9:45, 9:44, 9:41, 9:35, 9:39. My legs felt a little tired and achy, so I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow. Then the big 15 miler on Sunday. Gulp!
Do you love Lulu like I do? What is your favorite brand of running gear?