Another Monday, another week!
I took it a bit easier this week since last week I really wore my legs out. I’m still trying to figure out a training for this 27k in June, so I’m alright taking it a bit easier for a while.
Monday – Rest
J and I came home from camping and I was utterly exhausted. The wind was pretty strong up on the Rim and it kept me up for most of the night. I thought about running, but when we got home, an afternoon on the couch watching Park and Rec seemed a lot more appealing.
Tuesday – 6 treadmill miles. Speed work
I started out running outside, but the wind made me turn around and head back home pretty quickly. Since I was confined to the treadmill, I decided to make it a speed session. I made it into a ladder workout. 400, 800, 1200, 1600, with 400 rest in between. I didn’t push the pace too much. I kept it between 7.8-7.9 on the treadmill. The last speedy mile was around a 7.6. I haven’t done any speed work since before the marathon, so I didn’t want to push too hard.
Wednesday – 3 miles in Sedona, 8:42 avg
I usually do a strength workout on Wednesdays, but since I took an extra rest day, I opted for running. I ran after work in Sedona and checked out another new trail. The wind was still blowing pretty hard (welcome to Spring in Northern Arizona), and I was pretty tired, so I kept it short and sweet. This trail was a pretty steady climb, so I didn’t try to push the pace.
Thursday – 4 treadmill miles, 8:20 avg
I knew I was going to have to stay late at work on Thursday, so I got my run done early. It was cold out, so I took to the ol’ mill again.
Friday – 3 miles with Rudy, 7:50avg
I had planned on running after work again on Friday and I got out of work a little later than I would have liked. We had plans that evening, so I got home, changed with lightening speed, leashed up the pup and headed out for some speedy miles.
Saturday – Rest
I stayed out late on Friday and slept through my alarm to run on Saturday morning. When I got home from work, I considered running, but drinks and dinner with friends sounded like more fun. So, I did that instead!
Sunday – 90 min Bikram Yoga
I’m going to do a full post about my first hot yoga experience, but let’s just say I was fully unprepared for how intense it was. That was the longest 90 minutes of my life!
This week I’m going to try to nail down a training schedule and see what the next few weeks need to look like in order to run 16.8 miles in a month and a half. Gotta get movin!