I survived another week of marathon training. Here is my update for my training.
*Week #4, June 30-July 6
Monday: 1 mile WU, 6 x 200 @8:30 (400 RI), 1 mile CD
I’ve never done 200s. I liked those a lot. I did WU and CD @10:32, 200s @8:25. Felt great and was impatient during the RI (felt like too long). Definitely want to do more of these.
Tuesday: Run 45 mins @10:45 pace
Got a late start to my run. Felt blah. Ran 3:59 miles @11:09. Total time is 40:04.
Thursday: 1 mile WU, 30 mins at 10:00 pace, 1 mile CD
Ran WU and CD @10:32, 30 minutes @ 9:52. Pace felt a combination of hard and easy.
Friday: Elmhurst Bank 4 on the 4th Race
Great race! And I got a PR!!! Read my race recap. Ran 4.08 @9:42 average pace.
Saturday: 7 miles @ 11:00 pace
I really wanted to do 10 but legs were tired by mile 9. Splits are all over the place. Great run though. Ran total of 9.13 miles @ average 11:00/mile pace.
It was another gorgeous day for a run.
*Runs on treadmill are done on 1% incline.
- Next race is Chinatown 5K on Saturday. I get to run with Emily from Out and About. Plus, it is her birthday so make sure to send her birthday wishes.
- I became a member of CorePower Yoga. This location has free parking and takes me about 10 minutes to get to (with no traffic). I like the variety of classes that they offer. I am going to skip CorePower Yoga 1 and move on to CorePower 2. The class that I am most excited about is CorePower Yoga Sculpt because it includes strength-training exercises such as squats, lunges, bicep and tricep curls.
- I like my new Newton running shoes.
- Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a free pair of Injinji toesocks.
Congrats on all of the miles and the 4 mile PR!
Woohoo! What an awesome week! I’ve been doing a lot of speedwork as well, and I have to say – it’s hard, but I really love it! And if you ever need a long run buddy, let me know!
Thanks so much for the birthday shoutout!!! =D
You are welcome! Hope it was a good one!