Training Goals: 3/8/10 – 3/14/10

The recap:

Goals – 3/1 – 3/7

Monday: swim – SUCCESS!  I did 1,000 yards in the pool after work, even though I desperately wanted to skip it & just go home.

Tuesday: 5 miler with the Ambitious One and Running Stories. – SUCCESS! Five speedy miles (51:06 for a 10:13 average, and I didn’t even feel worn out at that pace).

Wednesday: swim + track workout – FAIL! Work was heinous on Wednesday, and I didn’t have time to do anything. Also, I was so tired Wednesday morning that I skipped the swim in favor of another 1.5 hours of sleep.

Thursday: AM weights; PM being brave & going to a networking event – SUCCESS! I got up & headed to the gym at 5:40 AM, then went to work, worked my ass off for many, many hours, then went to the event ALL BY MYSELF with bravery! I got home that night about 8:30 PM. That was a loooooooooong day.

Friday: trail run – SUCCESS! I did 9.5 miles on the trails, and ended up with exactly a 12 minute mile average – my fastest trail run this year!

Saturday: weights + bike – hmmmm….FAIL? I went to yoga instead, so I did get a 90 minute session in, but didn’t get the plan done. Yoga felt so good, though, that I’m not sure if it’s really a fail. SUCCAIL!

Sunday: long run – 14-15 miles. – SUCCESS! This was a fantastic 14 miler in Forest Park. I had the fastest long run average I’ve had this year (and quite possibly ever, but I’ll have to look at the 15 miler I did with Junk Miles last year – that was pretty speedy, too).

The splits (because I’m ridiculously proud) of the run I did with my faster kick-ass neighbor.

(Note: miles 1-6 are a net uphill)

Mile 1: 10:57
Mile 2: 10:54
Mile 3: 10:26
Mile 4: 11:13
Mile 5: 10:42
Mile 6: 10:54
Mile 7: 10:20 (downhill to the turnaround)
Mile 8: 11:21
Mile 9: 10:23
Mile 10: 10:02 (we are getting ready to be done)
Mile 11: 10:24
Mile 12: 10:18
Mile 13: 10:47
Mile 14: 9:09 (woo!)

Miles 1-7:  1:15:26, average pace of 10:46
Miles 8-9: 1:12:31, average pace of 10:27

Overall: 14 miles in 2:27:57, average pace of 10:34.

Gotta love the negative split (that comes with 7 miles of downhill!) Go us!  WOO!

Goals – 3/8 – 3/14

Monday: rest day

Tuesday: Terwilliger run with the Ambitious One – last one before Sunday’s Shamrock!

Wednesday: swim + run

Thursday: AM weights + yoga

Friday: AM run (I have to work on Friday! the horror! Only a 2-day weekend!)

Saturday: yoga + bike

Sunday: Shamrock run. I am going for a 15K PR. My last time was 1:38:06, a 10:31 pace. I think I can beat that. BUT, if my feet don’t stop being stupid & covered with blisters, I don’t know if I’ll make. Seriously – right now I could win an ugliest foot contest. Blood blisters + regular blisters + grossness! Today I am buying new socks and am switching to my new shoes tomorrow.

Goal: 4 runs, 1 weight,1 swim, 1 bike + 2 yoga


7 responses to “Training Goals: 3/8/10 – 3/14/10

  1. Sounds like you had a fabulous run on Sunday! Congrats!

    Hey, is there any chance we can get a group together to carpool out to pick up Shamrock packets on Saturday? I remember the traffic/parking last year was just insane out at adidas…

    • You could certainly send an email out to the group re: Shamrock packet pickup, but most of us already have ours, I think. I picked up six packets Saturday, so I don’t know who is left to pick up.

  2. I don’t really have any doubt that you’ll beat your PR (minus any huge blister issues).

    Great run with the speedy neighbor. My run certainly didn’t start great but it ended well so I can’t be too unhappy.

  3. Hooray for a great run!

  4. Sweet! Where did all this energy come from?! Your 14 was much speedier than my 10 and I was actually pretty sore. Whats your secret?

    Good luck at Shamrock. I think a girlfreind of mine is traveling down to run it with a couple of her freinds.

  5. Good luck at that Shamrock. I love spring races.

  6. “succail” HA!