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Training Week 6: Ramping up the Mileage

This past week I had to make a few adjustments to my schedule as I have been dealing with some calf and shin pain. Most of the adjustments were minor and involved picking and choosing my workouts and dialing back a few runs. It must have worked because by the end of the week I noticed a difference and this next week is a little bit of a step back week so it should help as well.

Finally got to race this weekend at Malachi
Finally got to race this weekend at Malachi

Monday – 6 Miles
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 6×800 in 3:30 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown. PM workout – Conditioning – Squats, situps, push ups, light lifting
Wednesday – AM workout – 6 Miles, PM workout- 2,025 yd swim
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 8 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace
Friday – Conditioning – Squats, situps, push ups, light lifting
Saturday – 15 Miles (1.5 mile warm up, 5 mile st. Malachi race, 2 miles after the race with Ryan and 7.5 to get my long run in)
Sunday – 1 hr Spinning class at Ride + Workout

Total Running Mileage: 42.3

Yes that is a hot dog in my soup and it was delicious!
Yes that is a hot dog in my soup and it was delicious!

On my schedule, I have a run on Sundays that I have mostly been putting off the past couple weeks. I have opted to spin instead. The next couple weeks my goal is to start doing the Sunday runs. It’s a little daunting to run long on Saturday and then Sunday as well but that is what the training plan calls for and race day will be here before I know it.

Hanging with fellow Ambassador Pam before Malachi
Hanging with fellow Ambassador Pam before Malachi

I have another race this weekend to see where my speed is at for the 5K! 9 more training weeks to go!

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