Running + Brunch = A perfect combo! Photo by Sheila
It was very apparent to me during the workout that I haven't been doing enough quality speedwork lately. Last week, I did a mini speedwork session, including 1 mile @6:53 pace, a half mile @6:49 pace and a quarter mile @6:40 pace. Since I felt okay during the workout, I thought I was in decent shape going into the weekend workout.
Wrong. My two-lap repeats on Saturday felt way harder than they should have, and I was pretty happy when Sheila said she was ready to go to brunch after just an hour of running laps.
Since the race is only a few weeks away, I need to buckle down and start running workouts like it's my job. Fortunately, I tend to get fit quickly so I think (fingers crossed) a few weeks of workouts should do the trick.
Here's this week's training plan:
Monday: 6 miles @easy pace + striders; strength training
Tuesday: 6 miles, inc. 20 min @half marathon pace; strength training
Wednesday: 4 miles @easy pace; strength training
Thursday: 6 miles, inc. eight half-mile repeats
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10 miles @easy pace
Sunday: Rest Day
Total: 32 miles
As nice as it was to have a few extra days off over the holidays, I'm happy to be back on a normal schedule :)
Your turn! Tell me:
- What does your training plan look like this week?
- Have you been doing speedwork lately? If so, what workouts have you done recently?
- Are you participating in any of the upcoming Indoor marathon weekend events?
With the sub-zero temps in MKE this week, an indoor race sounds pretty good!