The Good – Learning from mistakes! See below but after getting sick on a 10 mile run…with no water…I brought water the following week and did the same workout faster and didn’t get sick!
The Bad – I let myself get dehydrated and got sick after a tempo run. It was not fun.
The Ugly – Bathroom issues kept me from doing a long run and kept me inside on a day I could have been outside. Possibly related to the tempo run.
Sunday – Spin class
Monday Speedwork – 1 mile WU, 4×1600, .25 recovery, 1 mile CD – 6.8 miles @8:03 pace
Tuesday – 3.1 miles @8:31 pace and 30 minutes elliptical
Wednesday – 6 miles @8:33 pace
Thursday – Tempo! 1 Mile WU, 8@tempo, 1 mile CD – 10 miles @8:07 pace
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – 3 miles outside and 7 miles inside. Bathroom issues took me inside.
Sunday – My first ever Orange Theory Fitness class! It was hard and I was sore after, it was amazing.
Monday Speedwork – 1 mile WU, 5×1600, .25 recovery, 1 mile CD – 8 miles @8:10 pace
Tuesday – 7 miles @8:44 pace
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Tempo! 1 Mile WU, 8@tempo, 1 mile CD – 10 miles @8:06 pace
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – Treadmill – 17 miles @8:50 pace.
The best piece of running advice I am going to give you is to RUN THE RACE YOU TRAINED FOR. Do NOT run the race you WANT! Let me tell you exactly what will happen if you run the race you want.
You will not be prepared for that pace but you will hold it for a few miles. You will tire quickly, you will feel like crud and by mile 13 you will lose that pace. From there on you will get slower with each mile and may even walk parts. You will then finish minutes behind your goal. Remember, there is no “banking time.”
If you run the race you trained for, you will feel good for the race, you will stay on pace and you might even run a new PR!
Could a fluke happen and running the race you want work? Yes but it is extremely rare!
ICYMI – The Cleveland Marathon shared a cool post on touring a Cleveland Neighborhood here.
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