10 Weeks to Go
Thinking of all of you in taper mode for Chicago in 1 week (Coco, Chelsea, Kristie and probably others!). If it seems like my training cycle has been endless . . . it kind of has. I basically started targeting this race in February though it’s been a gradual ramp up since then. I’m not tired of training but I am getting a little bit antsy for race day to loom closer. However, hopefully the next 10 weeks will serve as opportunity for further improvement and MAYBE some more runs in better weather?
(Probably not happening soon, though.)
M: 9 mi with group @ 9:21/mi average
T: I OVERSLEPT (which almost never happens) but managed to squeeze in 6 mi @ 9:38/mi which felt terrible for some reason.
W: Successful speedwork day! 16 x 2 min at perceived 10K pace (2 min is just a bit over 400m for me) with 90 second rests. 3 mi warmup / 1 mi cooldown for 10.38 mi total @ average 9:08/mi, speed segments 7:24-7:42/mi. This felt better than prior weeks even though the intervals were more and rest period shorter. Taking 2 gels helped I think.
R: 9 mi easy run @ 10:05/mi, 10 min barre (Ally Love / Peloton) + 20 min full body strength (Ben Alldis / Peloton)
F: “Chill tired run” is how I labeled this on strava, 8.1 mi @ 10:30/mi average
S: 16 mi long run, ave 9:38/mi. Felt really humid, even for us (temp 79F, dew point 77F, 92-95% humidity). It’s been very stormy lately though so I was just happy not to have to worry about lightning.
S: Will be the usual yoga + barre recovery day!
Total = 58.5 mi // strength x 1 (missed Tuesday’s session and didn’t try to make it up)
September total = 256.7 mi – highest total I’ve had. (I did run before January, I just wasn’t using strava then!)