A few highlights from last week:
Wednesday Glue Miles
Glue miles = Miles that hold the week together. This week, they were also miles that made the week better. Although it was pretty hot for a lunch-hour run, I felt great! I ran the first mile on the slower side but was able to pick up the pace for the remainder of the run. I was so happy during these miles - the kind of run when you end up smiling the whole time like a crazy person. It totes gave me hope that things are on the upswing!
Long Run at the Pettit
Because I wanted to go to Y-Beach Camp on Saturday morning, I had to do my long run on Friday after work. Lately, it's been pretty hot in Milwaukee, so I decided to treat myself to a run at the Pettit indoor track. Although it meant running in circles for 11 miles, I didn't mind one bit. It was nice and cool and running seemed easy compared to how it felt in the heat earlier in the week. I'll likely run at the Pettit more often this summer if this heat keeps up!
I didn't sign up for Y-Beach Camp this summer but Lonnie, one of the instructors, invited me to join the group on Saturday morning since they were going to the Marquette University track. How could I say no? ;)
Pic by Lonnie - because I forgot to take one!
It was a grueling workout in the heat but I still had loads of fun. We ran a fast mile on the track, did a bunch of hurdles, walking lunges, shuttle drills, core work and finished up with some 100m sprints. I definitely recommend this class to anyone, at any fitness level.
This week, training is set up so I can do what I want at Thursday's Race for the Bacon 5k. If I want to race it, I can. But if I also want to take it easy and use the run as a workout, that's fine, too. Right now, I'm planning to use it more as a workout, but I reserve the right to change things up as the race gets closer.
This week's plan includes:
Monday: 4 glue miles
Tuesday: 5 mile workout, inc. 3x800m + Y-Blitz
Wednesday: 4 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: Race for the Bacon 5k!
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 15 mile run
Sunday: 5 recovery miles
Total: 36+ miles
So that's the update! Hopefully I can keep last week's momentum going this week. If things get tough, I'm going to remember this page from my Oiselle Flight Manual:
"You never know when the window of opportunity will open. Be ready to fly through it."
Have a great week everyone!
My questions for you:
- When was the last time you had a really great run? What made it special?
- What is on your training plan this week?