This week got off to a slow start, but ended strong. I am really close to being back to where I want to be and feel like my speed work is paying off. Now I just need to keep turning it up a notch in the speed department and slowly build up my endurance as well.
Here’s the day by day breakdown:
Monday: Travel day – took a complete rest day.
Tuesday: I taught early morning boot camp followed by my own strength workout and my p90x core workout. I also put in three easy miles along the W&OD trail.
Wednesday: Today was supposed to be a speed workout and turned into a full rest day.
Thursday: I taught morning boot camp and got in a few miles taking them off site on a run. I had good intentions of getting another run in on my own but that didn’t happen. I did get in most of my p90x core workout though.
Friday: Another unplanned rest day, but I did make it in to D.C. to get my packet for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler!
Saturday: I got up early and finally got that speed workout in planned for Wednesday and it felt great. It was a windy, but beautiful morning for 200s along the W&OD. I did eight repeats with a 200 recovery jog – the first four were in to the wind and the last four I had a tailwind. I ran the repeats in: 49, 48, 49, 49, 43, 46, 43, 43.
Sunday: I ran one of my absolute favorite races on a perfect day in D.C. and had a great Cherry Blossom 10 Miler!! Well, it was actually a 9.5 miler, but I’ll explain that in tomorrow’s race recap. I ran just over an 8-minute pace and felt great!
So glad you stopped by my site today so that I could come over here and read yours. And hats off to you for running speed work the day before a race! I was doing my piddly little 2-mile shakeout run that day! Glad it went well for you
Haha, yea, probably not my smartest idea, but I had been putting it off all week and knowing I wasn’t in full-on racing shape, I figured I at least wanted to get the most out of the week that I could!