Monday: 60 minute deep water run
Tuesday: 9 mile run
Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes strength-training, 60 minutes yoga
Thursday: 3 mile warm-up, 5 x 1600m with 800 m recovery in between, 3 mile cool-down (13.5 miles total)
Mile repeat breakdown:
mile 1: 6:58
mile 2: 6:54
mile 3: 6:46
mile 4: 6:42
mile 5: 6:31
Friday: 8 mile run through Highbanks, 8:54 pace – hello killer hills and trails!
Saturday: Long run: 16 miles, 8:26 pace
Sunday: 4 mile recovery with Kimi
6 miles just for fun, 8:27 pace, 10 miles total
Week 2 total mileage: 56.5 miles
Woo hoo! I am REALLY pleased with this week’s training. All of the workouts went well, even despite the high temps and humidity. Overall, my long run is the workout that I am most pumped about, especially after last week’s less than stellar run. I was in Columbus this weekend for multiple reasons, which allowed for me to meet up with sista from anotha mista for my long run on Saturday. Normally I’m a Sunday long run kinda girl, but it was the only time Amy could meet so switched the schedule up a bit.
Amy and I ran all around Westerville, through various parks, stayed mostly on the bike trails that snake through the city, and even hopped on Otterbein’s cross country course for a bit. We chatted away the entire time, and the run went by rather quickly. I felt like I was pushing myself a little more than I would if I was by my lonesome, and I am really glad I did. My overall pace was 8:26, and I felt awesome! Post run I took a 20 minute ice bath with 22 pounds of ice, sipped on a soy vanilla latte, and stretched. I woke up both Sunday morning and this morning without a tinge of soreness. Holla!
When I lived in Columbus I met Amy through working at a running store together, and the first time we hung out we went on a 20 mile run together. Seriously, if you want to get to know someone, I mean really get to know them, do something like this. After that run we knew we would be life-long friends and training partners. By running with Amy, I also met a handful of other awesome women, and amazingly our paces are all very similar.I always thought I enjoyed doing all of my runs on my own, but that all changed when I joined the ranks of this group of ladies. After getting married, I had to move to CLE for the hub’s job, and doing so, I left behind my training buddies who I try to run with whenever I am in town. One day I know I will be back residing in the Central Ohio area, and those ladies will welcome me back with open arms to regular training runs. In the mean time, I meet up with one or all of them when I am in town, and when I am back in the CLE I am a solo runner.
Do you prefer to exercise alone or with a group? Or does it depend on your mood?
110 days until ” I wake up in a city that never sleeps” and run the largest marathon in the world!