two weeks ago:
Monday: 45 minutes easy (4.94 miles @9:07) This run felt awesome. It was great to be back out there after over a week off!
Tuesday: 45 minutes speedwork (5.49 @ 9:23, 8 x 400's in there) Again, felt great. Super strong on the repeats.
Friday: cross a little at-home yoga
Saturday: Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run 10k (6.27 miles @ 7:40 + 1.38 mile warmup @ 12:26) recap
Total: 21.5 miles
Monday: 45 minutes easy (4.76 miles @ 9:28) Felt a little sore and sluggish on this run, but it was nice to shake it out.
Wednesday: 45 minutes recovery (5.17 miles @ 11:19). I ended up running for almost an hour because I ran with Wes for his Couch to 5k. So the first half hour included a lot of walking. I didn't want to do my full recovery run after that, because it would have been a total of 1.25 hours, but I also didn't want to just run for 15 more minutes. I split the difference and it felt pretty good.
Thursday: 50 minutes easy with last 12 fast (6.06 miles @ 8:15) The last 12 minutes of this ended up being blazing fast. Like, too fast. I looked into it once I got home and realized that the heart rate zones were not set correctly. D'oh! Problem should be solved now.
Saturday: 2 hour 40 minutes long run (14.78 miles @ 9:33) My legs were feeling pretty tired after what felt like a long week. I'm going to blame the messed up heart rate zones for this one.
Total: 33 miles
I can't believe I hadn't noticed the issue with my heart rate monitor sooner. I've been really struggling to hit the "zone 3" range, which should be just below and up to lactate threshold. Every time I tried it seemed like the effort I was putting out was much more than it should be. Turns out, that's because it was. I set it correctly, but haven't run with it yet to test it out. This was a nice reminder for me to trust in myself over my gadgets. I should have known something was wrong, but am so used to trusting my electronics. As a result, I've been running much harder than I should be for about a month now. Looking back, it makes sense. This last month or so I've also been feeling more fatigued than I felt like I should be and almost every week I have been skipping workouts to get in some more rest. This week is a step-back week for my mid-week runs, so hopefully between running shorter and running easier I'll get some more rest.
Monday: 40 minutes easy
Wednesday: 40 minutes easy
Thursday: 45 minutes easy with last 10 fast
Saturday: 3 hour long run
How is everyone's training going? Do you have any upcoming races on the schedule?