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Training Weeks 3 and 4: Still on the treadmill

I’ve been very busy the last 2 weeks. It seems like I spend most of my days running, working and then getting a second workout in. I try not to let training take over my life but sometimes it happens. The weather hasn’t been helping lately either.

Monday – AM workout – 6 Miles. PM workout was supposed to be swimming but it was canceled due to weather
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 4×1200 in 5:12 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown. PM Workout -1 hr ride on the trainer.
Wednesday – AM workout – 6 Miles easy. PM workout – 2050 yd swim
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 6 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace
Friday – 1 hr ride on the bike trainer
Saturday – 12 miles on the treadmill. 8:50 pace
Sunday – 1.5 hour spin class at Ride+Workout, Conditioning after dinner

Total Running Mileage: 36

Even Bodhi is feeling the exhaustion going into week 4 of training.
Even Bodhi is feeling the exhaustion going into week 4 of training.

Monday – AM workout – 6 Miles. PM workout – Swimming canceled again due to weather
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, Ladder workout. 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown. PM Workout -Massage to due soreness in my back and calf.
Wednesday – AM workout – 6 Miles easy. PM workout – 1,800 yd swim and my swimming breakthrough!!!!!
Thursday – 1 mile warmup, 7 mile tempo run at 8 min pace.
Friday – Full Rest Day
Saturday – 14 miles on the treadmill. 8:30 pace
Sunday – 1 hour spin class at Ride+Workout. Conditioning after dinner

Total Running Mileage: 41.2

Spent some money at Second Sole in Rocky River to get some new Hokas!
Spent some money at Second Sole in Rocky River to get some new Hokas!

I had to take a step back from biking on the trainer the past week. It has sucked because I really like riding on the trainer. I can watch TV, catch up on social media or even read a book. However, I think my calf has been bothering me due to either my bike fit or cleats needing an adjustment. So before I do anymore riding on my trainer I am going to go in for a bike fit and get everything straightened out.

I had some major issues getting my bike of the trainer. Holy Moly!
I had some major issues getting my bike of the trainer. Holy Moly!

I had tempo runs the past 2 weeks which really test my fitness and make me want to quit and slow down because they are hard! However, I stuck with it the past 2 weeks and didn’t quit. Not giving up has increased my long run pace significantly.

This weekend I finally get to race and test my fitness. I’ll be running the Green Jewel 50K relay with my husband. Fellow Cleveland Marathon Ambassador Pam will also be there running the full 50K. Best of luck to her on her first ultra distance!

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