Here is what week 1 training looks like:
Monday: 6 easy
Tuesday: 5x1k (400m recoveries)
Wednesday: 7 easy
Thursday: 6 marathon pace
Saturday: 12 long
Sunday: 6 easy
NO PROBLEM :) I have been running only about 25 miles/week so this will be a big jump. I have run this amount of weekly miles before - so hoping my body will lock in! Well... here's hoping!
Since it's hot as balls and was too lazy to get up early had to do Monday's workout on the treadmill, which I really no not enjoy. Fortunately it was only 6 miles. However those six miles took more out of me than I imagined they would. Maybe because I haven't had a lot of sleep lately but I HAVE had a lot of beer. Need to cut that out/slow that down significantly for training.
At work we have these super-fancy treadmills - which are way to super-fancy frankly - that have these 'soft' 'outdoor-like' surfaces which I swear make them much harder to run on - and at any given speed they feel way too fast due to the soft surface I think. Plus they vibrate ridiculously. So I hate them. They are Woodway and are allegedly 'really good' but I prefer the old fashioned ones thank you very much. These first world problems are horrible I know. Well got the 6 miles done here - a bit over 6 miles around 8:43mm.
Now this is my watch (Garmin 220) attempting to determine distance via my stride. Which on a flat road works pretty well, but on a treadmill at a 1% incline not so much. So I didn't actually go that far nor that fast. Went closer to 8.13 miles so closer to 9:00mm.
Is it only me or do I always like to run an even amount? In this case stopped at 55 minutes exactly. Lame.
2 miles warm up outside - very warm out. Then 5x1k at 9.0mph with 1% incline on the treadmill. 400m rest intervals at 4mph. It was doable but was happy when it was over! Did I mention I really do not like the Woodway treadmill? So about 4 minutes of running with a 3:30 rest interval. See the madness here. Followed by 1 mile cool down outside - which was very hot so not so cool.
Did I mention I'm happy to have this workout behind me? I really do NOT like speed workouts! However they are probably exactly what I need.
7 'easy' - (strava) well that was not as easy as it needed to be. Went too fast for starters - exactly what I did NOT want to do. The real test will come tomorrow when I have 6 at MP. The piper will be paid. Maybe sushi and beer last night for dinner wasn't the best idea. Not too warm out but pretty humid.
6 tempo. Woke up 3 minutes before my alarm was set - that's a win already! Run went ok - biggest problem was it was too fast and I could not 'find' my pace of 7:38 and ended up ~7:17. Not sure I could have gone another mile at that pace so I really need to be able to 'lock into' my 7:38 pace. For me it's all about the first mile. Whatever I pace I go that mile sets the tone for the rest of the run and I went out too fast and could get not my bearings after that. REALLY looking forward to a rest day tomorrow! I get to sleep in until 7am! Woo! Strava