Thank you so much for your supportive and helpful comments on yesterday’s post! And check out Laura Vanderkam’s thoughts on the topic, too.
WEEKLY RUN REPORT
So, this was my 2nd week of running with my online coach, and I do feel like I’m making some progress. More than I was making on my own anyway!
note: the coach suggested I aim for negative splits in my maintenance runs.
Monday – Maintenance run. 5 mi total. Splits: 10:16, 9:58, 9:56, 9:23, 9:09, average 9:45/mi. 52F (miracle). 5 min leg strengthening routine.
Tuesday – REST
Wednesday – Tempo run. 5.29 mi total. 1.5 mi warmup at 10:41/mi. 20 minutes tempo: 8:38/mi, 8:44/mi, and 9:0/mi for last 0.29 mi. Cooldown 10:40/mi. 68F. 5 min core routine.
Thursday – REST
Friday – 5 mi on the treadmill at hotel (Durham). Speeds 6.0 – 6.7 mph. 5 min leg strengthening routine.
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 7 mi long run. 9:48/mi average, splits: 10:25, 10:07, 10:03, 9:37, 9:33, 9:34, 9:18. 72F.
Total = 22.2 mi
Yep, this new schedule has more rest than I used to take. Quite honestly . . . I kind of love it! I think I want to make 2 days completely off per week my new normal. It’s actually really nice not to get up ridiculously early every single day. And once I have my day-off-per-week I may get rid of another early morning . . . we’ll see.
Congratulations on your new work/life balance approach – love the idea of 4 days a week!! Good for you 🙂
More rest in running and in life, sounds smart to me! I’ve been trying to negative split my maintenance runs too, this gives me some confidence that it’s not ridiculously overly ambitious. 😉
More sleep sounds awesome. I’m not training to run, so its very different I know, but I really am seeing more results from working out INTENSELY 3-4 days a week compared to moderate intensity 6 days a week that I did for years and years.