This week was pretty relaxed since I was preparing to race. That meant cutting down from running 6 days to 5, and my Saturday run was only 20 minutes long. I also cut down my strength training from 2 days to 1. I take the week before a race pretty seriously, so if I’m cutting mileage, I cut strength as well to really let my body recover in order to race well.
Here is how the week went:
Monday: OFF. I did strength training and core.
Tuesday: 45′ easy, I ran home from work.
Wednesday: Group WO, 15′ easy, 2km@HMP, 4×90”@10km pace, 15′ easy. I hit the HMP about 12 seconds faster than my goal pace, but I knew in the race, I would have to make sure to stick to the true pace or risk burnout. I also did core.
Thursday: 40′ easy, snuck this run in before work with my buddy. It was nice to see the sun rising earlier for a change, spring is coming! I also did an arm and core workout.
Friday: OFF. Really, I didn’t do anything.
Saturday: 20′ easy, and strides. Did this pretty early as we had planned to catch the 9am ferry to Van.
Sunday: 10′ easy, Van 1st Half, 20′ easy, for a total of 26km, haven’t seen that number in a while.
Total Weekly Mileage: 54.2 km
Stayed tuned for a race recap later this week!