This was scheduled to be a down week. I killed it
The week started off like any other with a Monday morning run with Alexis.
Tuesday was hot and humid, but I still had a solid 6 x 1600m workout. The goal was to run these at 5:35-5:40 pace with 45 seconds rest between them. After the first two I felt that I could run that pace for a half-marathon; after the 3rd one I was sure I couldn’t. I took a little extra rest after the 3rd one and then ran the 4th one too fast. Splits were [5:38, 5:38, 5:34, 5:25, 5:34, 5:35]
Wednesday morning I pushed max in the stroller and ran East Nasty with Erica. Pushing a kindergartener is definitely harder than the last time I pushed Max in the stroller. That evening Greg and I ran two loops of the East Nasty route pretty quick in the rain, but still slower than marathon pace (6:36 average). That feels like a weird pace that is harder than an easy run, but not hard enough to count as a workout. Still, it was a lot of fun
I was supposed to run Thursday – Sunday, but I didn’t. Instead I had fun with Erica on our little weekend getaway to Destin, FL. It was good for the soul and good for the body – somethings are more important than marathon training.
Now I am back and it is back to work. Well-rested and motivated to put in the work.
|Monday||5 miles easy.|
|Tuesday||Threshold workout: 6 x 1600m + drills|
|Wednesday||4 miles easy while pushing a stroller with Erica and East Nasty||7 miles at 6:36 average pace|
|Thursday||7 miles easy||Flight to Florida|
|Friday||“cross train”: sailing||more sailing|
|Saturday||“cross train”: casual swimming in the ocean||recovery run at 20 minute pace aka long walk on the beach with Erica|
|Sunday||“cross train”: cruising around on a jet ski with Erica||“cross train”: standup paddle boarding in the gulf|