Anyhow, one of my favorite things about summer are the longer days. Just a few extra hours of daylight make it that much easier to fit in more training and more fun. Last week's highlights:
A track workout. This was my first time running at Shorewood High School and it's pretty nice! I met up with the Milwaukee Running Group and ran my warmup, a few repeats and a cooldown with them. I had to do most of my workout on my own (more repeats, shorter rest) but it was nice to see friendly faces every time I circled the track.
Y-Blitz. For a long time I was a bit intimidated by this class and worried it would mess with my running. Not so much anymore. I love that I have to struggle through it because the harder I work, the stronger I'll get.
The weekend long run. This may have been my best long run yet this year. Usually it takes me 3-4 miles to start feeling good on a long run, but on Saturday, I ran 8:40ish from the start and it felt great. As directed by Coach Matt, I picked up the pace throughout and surprised myself by averaging goal marathon pace during the last five miles!
This week's training is somewhat similar to last week's except more miles! Here's the plan:
Monday: 6 mile run + Strides; Y-Kettle Bell Intervals; Strength Training
Tuesday: 10 mile workout
Wednesday: 7 mile runch; Y-Fuse; Absolution
Thursday: 9 mile run; Y-Blitz; Y-Kettle Bell Basics
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 17 mile run
Sunday: 7 mile run
Total: 56 miles
My questions for you:
- What run/workout are you most looking forward to this week?
- What are your favorite moments from last week/weekend?
- What do you love most about summer?
Hope you all have a great start to the week :)