I just ran 7 days in a row and I am happy to be back into my regular running routine! My recovery times after workouts were quick and my Sunday long run felt great too! My legs aren’t even sore which is kind of amazing because I did work hard this week. There are only a few more weeks of training and then it’s taper time and then it’s race time! I am still deciding how I want to approach this race, but I’ll talk about that in a separate post later on.
Here is what I did last week:
Monday: 45 minutes easy, just a run home from work.
Tuesday: 60 minutes easy, ran to Dallas Rd and then home. I woke up super early and decided to do an NTC abs and arms workout before work. Typically all working it during weekdays is after work for me, but this was a good way to start the day.
Wednesday: Group workout, we had 20 minutes easy, then 6km repeats, they were supposed to be 1@Mp, 3x 1@5km, 2@mp. In reality the splits were: 4:35, 4:08, 3:54, 3:58, 4:35, 4:25. Our cooldown was 30 minutes to get in more mileage.
Thursday: 80 minutes easy, and I got to run this on the seawall in Vancouver! It was a lovely sunny day and I was so happy to be back running on my old route. I also did an NTC Pilates core workout.
Friday: 45 minutes easy, this was also run on the seawall and it was run with a running buddy from Sport Chek Training Club, we had a great catch-up run. I also did an NTC core workout.
Saturday: Group workout, 10′ easy, 6km@mp(4:42), 4km@mp (4:37), 3km@faster than mp (4:30), 1km @faster (4:26), 30′ easy. This was kind of hard, especially on the 4km portion because the loop we use has a bunch of hills, but it was definitely good training.
Sunday: Long-run! 2 hrs and 45 mins worth of running, we ran on the galloping goose towards Sooke. We chatted the whole way and it was comfortable and painless! A great way to do a 30km run.
Total Weekly Mileage: 108.5 km
Later on in the week I will be sharing my thoughts on how I want to race the Eugene Marathon, stay tuned!