After a couple of tough weeks of running post Chicago I am finally starting to feel like myself on the road again! Phew!!
This past week was devoted to developing a solid base of miles that will help me when I begin training for Boston on December 1 (woohoo!). I ran most of my workouts around a steady eight minute pace (unlike most training runs, this time I tried to run relatively even splits throughout the entirety of the run); my current goal is to safely build up my miles and develop durability in my legs. It is no secret that speed work significantly taxes the muscle so much so that a runner is at an increased risk for injury if speed work is completed without a solid running base. Therefore my current approach to running is to build durability now, speed will come later!
I have also been having an awesome time challenging myself in the pool. I must say that I am an absolutely, hilariously, awful swimmer- but I LOVE it!!! haha! I am having so much fun developing a new skill and my hope is that it can only help my running (more on swimming in a future post).
Here’s this past week’s shakedown:
M: 60 min strength training
T: 8 mi @ 8:03 pace; 1/2 mi swim
W: 6.5 mi @ 7:58 pace
Th: 45 min lift; swim lesson (1/2 mile)
F: 8 mi @ 8:03 pace
Sat: Long run- 12 mi @ 8:02 pace
Sun: Recovery 4 mi @ 8:55; 1/2 mi swim
Run 38.5 mi
Swim 1.5 mi
Last week in pics:
Here are some of my favorite pics and silly moments from this past week. Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!!
Never Give Up & Never Stop Running,
<3 The Lone Runner