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Training Week 8 & 9: They Say Spring is Here

I don’t talk often about which miles are on the treadmill and which are outside but most of the training I have done has been on the treadmill due to the weather or it being too dark in the mornings. However, the weather is slowly getting warmer so I see more runs outside soon..if this rain slows up.

Training Week 8

Monday – 7.1 Miles
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 6×1600 in 7:45 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown.
Wednesday – AM workout – 7 Miles, PM workout- 2,500 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 – 16 miles total for the day
Sunday – 1 hr Spinning class at Ride + Workout

Total Running Mileage: 48.6

Does anyone else get excited about GU? Not only do I look forward to new flavors but I also look forward to getting to eat some before I run!

ebibs47Training week 9 had a really tough workout speed workout on Tuesday. I had to do 4×1.5 miles in 11:45. However, when I got to the track I could barely get through 3 of them. My legs were just tired and not ready to push themselves at the pace I needed. So I stopped at 3 repeats. Training week 9 was also filled with lots of 10 milers. I even had my longest tempo run so far in this training plan. They just never get easier. BUT I DID IT!

Training Week 9

Monday – 7 Miles
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 3×1.5 in 12:00 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown. PM workout – 1.5 hour ride on the trainer
Wednesday – AM workout – 6 Miles, PM workout- 2,100 yd swim
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 9 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace
Friday – 6.5 Miles
Saturday – 3,000 yd swim and 10 miles at 8:31
Sunday – 10 miles at 8:32

Total Running Mileage: 56

56 miles! and no rest days! Now wonder by this Monday I felt like I had been hit by a train.

Would love to stay in bed and recover with the Bodhi
Would love to stay in bed and recover with the Bodhi

Only 5 more weeks to go!

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