Happy Sunday. I am excited with how this week went. I had 4 recovery runs and 3 days of different workouts.
I was off on Monday and it felt good to be off. It was a beautiful day. Tuesday was awful because it was a professional development day. Yep, from 8am-1:30pm I listened to a speaker about who knows what. Honestly I was too annoyed to even pay attention. I have two months to go at school and seriously the last thing I want to do is learn something new. The good thing is that at least I did not have to go to school but instead worked from home.
A fun workout I did on Tuesday was running for 2 miles, then 4 surges each lasting 30 seconds and recovering 1 minute after each surge, then running easy till I hit 3.5 miles. I felt really good and told my coach that I could have done more intervals. I am sure he is going to do that for the next workout. Tuesday was a gorgeous day and after my PD I went outside to the balcony to read and enjoy some wine. I didn’t finish the book that day, but I finished it this week. Who else has read it? Let’s discuss!
Another fun workout I did was running three 1/4 mile intervals at a target pace with 1/4 mile recovery. My coach asked me to do the first two in 11:00-11:15 and the last one in 10:45-11:00. I don’t know what happened but I felt good and ran them faster in 10:32, 10:16, and 9:39. Finally I am seeing some numbers that I like (again)!
Saturday was 6 miles with five 90 second intervals with a 90 second recovery (one in each mile). The interval and the recovery ended up being about .25 mile so I ran easy for .75 mile before doing it again. I also enjoyed this workout and would definitely do it again. My paces for the intervals were 9:52, 9:46, 9:04, 8:35, and 8:53. My coach told me that I crushed it! 😊
I am very happy with all of my runs this week. The weather was great. I ran in shorts and felt awesome.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.