>> 6.7 miles total with 6 x 400 repeats (plan: 6 x 1 mile repeats)
So, NOPE. Haven’t done a lick of speed training in 11 weeks due to injury, and certainly not starting now. Eased in with some 400 meter repeats, on the still-very-slushy Pittsburgh streets. It is what it is.
> > Rest (plan: Rest)
I did 20 minutes of arms just to get my body moving, but no running. Rest days are golden, friends.
>> 1 mi WU, 8 mi @ tempo, 1 mi CD (plan: 8 tempo + 1 mi WU/CD)
Cue another 24 hour snow storm, and I didn’t have it in me to take this outside. I probably could have gone faster outside, but it is what it is. I dreadmill-ed it up.
>> 4 mi easy (plan: 5 mi easy)
Both knees were a bit achey. In the spirit of keeping it conservative, I took off a mile for four easy ones around the ‘hood.
>> 8 mi easy (plan: 8 mi easy)
Resting up those legs for a nice long run tomorrow!
>> 16 miles at 8’14 (plan: long run 16 mi)
Oh glorious Pittsburgh long run weather! After two weeks of snow/ice storms and nearly impossible long run conditions, this 40+ degree day of sunshine was just what the runners of steel needed. I ran 2 mi to meet SCRR, joined for 12 miles, and ran another 2 mi home. Going from a long run of 10 miles to 16 was a serious jump in mileage both for the week and in the training cycle. I’m trying to keep up with a Hanson’s plan despite missing a whole bunch of training, and trusting their methods. (And praying my jump in mileage doesn’t result in any new injuries).
>> 5 mi easy (plan: 5 mi easy)
First solid training week of the cycle, done.
Total Weekly Mileage || 50 BIG ONES
Break it down:
First NAILED IT week of the training cycle. GOSH DANG IT. Is it too little too late? 49 days to go!
Finally booked a place to stay for the Nagoya Women’s Marathon! This makes it feel…real. And despite injuries, this thing may just happen. Largest women’s marathon in the world…here I come #GOWOMENGO