I am beat after another full weekend. I didn't get this up earlier because I ran a half marathon this morning and spent the day pretty uselessly. I did want to recap my workouts this week, though, to make sure that they're documents for my own purposes.
Tuesday was my first day of speed work, and it went really well! I was supposed to run 15 minutes at tempo pace, 15 to 30 seconds faster than race pace, and I did. I held 7:58/mile pace for those 15 minutes after warming up a mile. I ran a cool down to hit 4 miles for that day.
Wednesday and Thursday were both runs for recovery. The six felt great, and I definitely took the 4 a lot easier than I normally do. I have learned from several people that running in the middle range just doesn't do anything for me, so I'm going to make more of a point of taking my slow miles slow so that my speedy miles can be as high-quality as possible.
Saturday was my first time doing a shakeout run the day before a race; I put on my new RunningSkirts chevron skirt and headed out! This picture is from the day before when I first received it, as I didn't wear the long sleeve top out (but it is RunningSkirts too); it was warm Saturday morning. I'm excited to join their blogger review panel, and I'll be sure to do a full review once I get another few uses out of it.
And today, Sunday, I did the Rock 'n' Roll St. Pete Half Marathon with friends. It wasn't a goal race for me, so I had a good time with friends and posed for plenty of pictures. I ran 13.1 miles at an average pace of 9:58/mile.
So I hit 29 miles this week, and the upcoming week will include close to that mileage but will also include two days of cross training and only one rest day instead of two. My body is tired, but it actually feels good to be a little sore and tired and know that my legs are getting more conditioning than I think they have in the past.
Grab the button and linkup your workouts this week with me and Kat.