Happy Sunday! Another great week with running along with a few classes on the bike. The weather was up and down with very windy days, to chilly weather, and warmer weather. I hope this month is more consistent.
I had some great workouts this month! I am seeing faster splits which I am hoping will translate to a few PRs either this year or next year. I finished April with 96.10 miles. I was hoping for 100 but it is a big jump from last month (78.22 miles).
I didn’t run in the morning on Monday but instead did it after work. It was nice and warm but WINDY. Glad it was “just” one mile.
Tuesday was a speed day. It was still windy but not as bad as the day before. My workout was 4 miles with 4-45 second surges. Splits were 8:10, 7:55, 7:45, and 7:25. Definitely fast for me but still manageable. I have no idea how other runners can run long miles in those paces. I did this workout on March 9th but with 30 second intervals. Those splits were 9:16, 8:15, 7:39, and 9:30.
These past couple of weeks I’ve done 1/3 and 1/4 mile intervals. On Thursday I did 4-1/2 mile intervals. I am not a big fan of long intervals. I always start off too fast and then struggle with maintaining that pace the rest of the interval. My splits were faster than what my coach asked me to do (10:44, 10:42, 10:28, and 10:18). I was tired at the end. In the last interval I stopped my watch for about 5 seconds for a quick break. I don’t think I could have done another one.
Saturday was 7 miles with one 90 interval/90 recovery after each mile but stopping at 7 miles. I like this run because it makes each mile a bit more interesting. I did this run 2 weeks ago. I compared the splits and while some were faster in yesterday’s run, some were also slower. That is OK. I am still pleased with how I did.
I thought a Live DJ Run would be a fun class to take. Wrong! OMG, the constant talking between the instructor and the DJ was very annoying. Never again will I take these classes. The Calvin Harris Run was OK. I like him but I recognized maybe 2-3 songs.
I also did 3 bike classes (2 with Denis). He is a great instructor! I am liking his classes and the music is great too.
It’s been a year since I started working with my coach. I am very happy with him and have enjoyed my workouts. I am excited for this upcoming week, month, and future months!!
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.