First off – Go Royals! As I am sitting here writing this, the Royals are playing Game 3 in the ALCS. This team has our city on a high and I hope we keep it going!
Now to running…
Since I was a slacker last week with my training update, I will add two weeks to this one.
Week of September 29 – October 4
Overall this week decent. I had 2 quality runs then a couple iffy ones. But at this point of my training I expect to feel tired.
Monday: 11.68 miles at 8:04 pace. This run was not so great. In fact, it earned itself a dedicated blog post….I will spare you from having to hear about it again.
Wednesday: 8 miles at 7:38 pace. This had to be on the treadmill due to storms. I am a safety girl and just won’t risk running in bad weather. Workout was 5 x 1000 at 5k pace. I think I messed up my math and I am not sure of my specific splits. I know I did 3 at 6:22 pace and 2 at 6:18 pace. Legs felt much better for this workout!
Thursday: 7.1 miles at 8:15 pace.
Friday: 6.03 miles at 8:38 pace.
Saturday: 16.5 at 7:48 pace. 4 mile warm up, 8 miles goal pace (a little faster) 7:26,7:23, 7:25, 7:19, 7:08, 7:21, 7:06, 7:14. 4 mile cool down. This was an interesting run. It didn’t necessarily feel that great, but my watch looked great as the splits popped up. I was very happy when it was over and look forward to doing this run again and feeling great the entire time!
Sunday: 6 miles at 9:00 pace. WOW this run felt HORRIBLE!!! We waited to run until the afternoon and it just plain hurt.
Total Mileage: 55.33
Week of October 5 – 12
This week was a planned recovery/mini taper week. As I prep to run the KC Half Marathon this weekend, I wanted to make sure I felt semi fresh. I was also dealing with some MAJOR foot pain in my left foot that I was not loving. And to top that off, I felt like I was coming down with a cold. Because of these reasons I took the rest and recovery more serious than I had planned. I will say I am very proud of myself for listening to my body and taking a break.
Monday: Off day for running, but did some Jillian Michaels Yoga. I love her.
Tuesday: 6.64 miles at 8:12 pace. Foot hurt this entire run. It really freaked me out.
Wednesday: Unscheduled off day to let my foot rest and to shake off the sickness I felt.
Thursday: 7.3 miles at 8:21 pace. Added 6 stride outs the last mile.
Friday: 6 miles at 9 min pace. Ran the first 3 with a group of running friends for Krista’s birthday!
Saturday: 11.87 miles at 8:55 pace. I met Stacy and Diana for this run and I am so glad I did! I knew I would be running easy but the run felt shockingly hard. I think the week of mini taper just made my legs feel a little dead.
Sunday: 4 miles at 8:42 pace. Ran nice and relaxed on the treadmill while watching SATC. Sometimes I love the treadmill so I can watch TV. After the run I hit the steam room. I forgot how much I LOVE the steam room!! It is my favorite place to stretch and made my head feel a little less congested.
Total Mileage: 35.82