This was the highest mileage week I have had in 2 months. I felt surprising good at the end of the week and had 2 strong workouts. Needless to say, I am very happy with how it went and hoping to see this hard work (and the ongoing training) pay off in May at The Eugene Marathon.
Here’s what I did:
Monday: Normally a day off, but not this time. I ran 45 minutes easy, home from work and then did a strength training session.
Tuesday: I ran 60 minutes easy and then did an NTC core workout.
Wednesday: (BIG) Group workout, 20 minutes easy, followed by 2 sets of 3km @slower than MP, 2km @MP, 1km @faster than MP, and 20 minutes easy. This was 12km of tempo and a total of 20km, not bad for a weekday workout!
Thursday: 80 minutes easy, I also did a strength training session and an NTC core workout.
Friday: 50 minutes easy, I ran home from work.
Saturday: Group workout, 20 minutes easy, 5 x 4 minutes @3-5km pace, 20 minutes easy. Going into this, I wasn’t sure how my paces would be given how heavy my legs were feeling. I surprised myself and hit nice paces: 4:04, 4:09, 4:04, 4:08 and 3:55 for the last one (thanks for the push coach).
Sunday: 80 minutes easy, pretty short for a long Sunday run. When I got home I did an NTC core workout.
Total Weekly Mileage: 94km
Solid week, solid week indeed. This week will be a bit lighter and I will be racing a 5km next Sunday as part of the Vancouver Island Race Series. The time to beat is 22:21, and I know I can do better than that!