Training week 5 was pretty uneventful. The weather is finally warming up and the snow is melting. Sadly it didn’t melt fast enough as I had to skip a race on Saturday due to too much ice on the course. I was able to get outside on Saturday for a little bit. I ended up doing half my long run outside and the rest inside.
Monday – 6 Miles
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 3×1600 in 7:00 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown. Conditioning – Squats, situps, push ups, light lifting
Wednesday – 6 Miles
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 7 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace
Friday – Conditioning – Squats, situps, push ups, light lifting
Saturday – 15 Miles at 8:15 pace
Sunday – Rest Day
Total Running Mileage: 40.8
There are 2 things that I noticed during this training cycle.
1.) As soon as I feel pain that is not normal soreness, I back off. I lower my mileage or I take a day off. I would rather take off 1 day and let something heal rather than run on it and make it worse.
2.) My easy runs are feeling really easy lately and it makes my Monday and Wednesday runs drag. However, I need to keep my easy runs slow and boring so that I don’t over do it. If I run every run hard I will end up injured.