This was a pretty big week with three major workouts and a decent jump in mileage. I had my usual "nervous anticipation" going into each workout, but I pretty much nailed all of them and came out of this week feeling more confident and positive than ever. I have never been in this shape in my life and I hope this means there are big things to come - but first I have to make it through the next 8 weeks without getting sick, without getting injured and without losing my focus. It can be dangerous territory when things seem to be going too well so I am reminding myself to keep it in perspective, listen to my body and be smart. I tend to get over-enthusiastic easily and there is still a long road ahead. But I'm looking forward to the ride! :)
Monday - xtrain/rest
There is no question that I am enjoying my rest days at this point. I'm not into cross-training at all right now so I'm just allowing myself to do nothing on Mondays without any guilt.
Tuesday - 23K (2 runs) - 6K tempo, 10K MRP
lunch: 10.3K (6.4mi) - 52:01 - 5:03/KM (8:08/mi)
6K tempo at 4:40/KM (7:30/mi)
eve: 13.0K (8.1mi) - 1:08:32 - 5:16/KM (8:29/mi)
10K MRP at 5:06/KM (8:12/mi)
Wednesday - 11K recovery
Met up with a couple of girlfriends and got totally busted for skipping out on the usual running group. At least I was caught running! We enjoyed a leisurely and chatty run on the trails keeping the pace nice and slow.
11.0KM (6.8mi) - 1:06:28 - 6:03/KM (9:43/mi)
Thursday - 13K: 800, 1200, 800, 1200, 800
I shook my shamrock!
800 @ 3:26
1200 @ 5:08
800 @ 3:25
800 @ 3:21
14.0KM (8.7mi) - 1:14:27 - 5:19/KM (8:33/mi)