Still truckin’ …
Marathon Goal– 3:50
Marathon Pace/Tempo Runs– 8:45
Monday, August 22nd–4.4 Easy miles @ 10:18 avg/pace
The plan said 6 but my route said 4.4 so that’s what happened. This became a theme this week in that my runs were shortened due to time, life, excuses.
Tuesday, August 23rd– .5 WU, 3×1600 @ 7:30 (w/400R), .5 CD
The warm-up was supposed to be longer and I really had all the intentions of doing it as I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to get this workout done. But, it was raining cats and dog, thundering, and lightening. I still drove to my group run though, thinking maybe the storm would pass. We all waited in our cars but after 10 minutes, I chose my bed.
I ended up doing this workout in the evening (99 degrees–at least it wasn’t triple digits) and shortening the warm up and cool down.
So 1600s are not in the beginner plan but like I had mentioned last week, I really wanted to do this workout just to see. My goal someday is to better my 5k and if I was to do these miles consecutively at this pace, I would get a PR. So that was a big reason I wanted to do it.
And I nailed it.
Wednesday, August 24th –Rest Day
What wasn’t resting was my fundraising. This was a monumental day as donations came in like whoa and I’m now LESS THAN $100 AWAY from my goal!! (So if you want to donate and get me even closer, you can do that here 😉 )
Thursday, August 25th —1 mile WU, 6 Tempo miles, 1 mile CD
This was such an amazing run. The goal pace was 8:45 and I nailed it feeling good the entire way. It was another confidence builder for sure. BUT, I somehow still doubt I can do this for 26.2 miles, lol. Ugh, I hate you doubt.
Friday, August 26th–4.5 Easy Miles @ 10:50 avg/pace
The plan said 5 but my route said 4.5. Plus, my husband and I both squeezed in early morning runs because right after….we were beach bound!!! 😀
Saturday, August 27th–5 Easy Miles @ 9:40 avg/pace
The plan said 6 but our route said 5. We ran this outside the condo we were staying at where on one side was this
and on the other, a road on which we ran our workout. It was cool to see the elevation map say that for a little while, we were below sea level lol!!
The rest of the day was spend having fun with family ❤
Sunday, August 28th–12 Long Run miles @9:30 goal pace (actual–9:22)
There was no way I was missing morning beach time so I told myself I’d do my long run when we got home. A four plus hour car drive later, the realization hit me that I really did have to do it. I also was NOT going to shorten this one as last week I shortened the 10 miler to 8. I needed to do a double digit run so begrudgingly, I went out the door.
And surprisingly, it ended up being a great run!! I felt good the entire way and never felt like I was working for the pace–despite it being 100 degrees out.
So despite shortening a few runs, it was an amazing week of running. 38.68 total miles and thankfully, everything is feeling good 🙂
–How was your running week?
–Are you a beach bum? I’m definitely more of a mountainous gal, but I love the beach with my kids 🙂