Today my heart is heavy. Some days I wonder if there is any humanity left in this world. In these moments of fear remember to choose love. And then choose it again.

WEEK 9:

Monday started off with a 7 mile tempo run! I was worried this run was going to be an absolute disaster because I accidentally set my alarm for an hour later than I had planned to be up. I rushed myself out the door within 15 minutes and ended up nailing the run. #hellyes

Tuesday was a quick 4 mile recovery run.

Wednesday was a scheduled rest day but I decided to go to yoga instead.

Thursday was another easy 4 miles.

Friday I took a rest day.

Saturday was a 13 mile progression run. I met up with Andy at our local high school and we started on our run. I am so proud of her for accomplishing it because it was her longest run postpartum! HELL YEAH!

Sunday was another rest day

WEEK 10:

Monday I ran a 4 mile recovery run, which was exactly what I needed.

Tuesday was 800s at the track. Man do I have a love/hate relationship with these things. I enrolled Andy in this workout because I desperately needed a buddy last time. We met at the community college down the road and got to work. It was a 2 mile warm up and then 8x800s with a 2 mile cool down. Last time I went out to fast and then struggled at the end. This time I again, went to fast on the first one and then slowed it down. I ended up being super consistent and even negative splitting the last 2!

Wednesday was rest day!

Thursday I went out for a 5 mile recovery run.

Friday was long run day. I had to switch it up this week due to a wedding I was working on Saturday. I headed out around 6:30, this time solo. Honestly it was one of my hardest runs of this training cycle. I felt mentally weak and to be honest physically as well. By the end of the run I was just glad it was over.

Saturday was “rest day” but really it was wedding day!

Sunday I had another 5 mile recovery run planned which rounded out my first 40 mile week!

WEEK 9:
Monday: 7 mi tempo run
1mi WU @ (9:11)
2mi @ GMP (8:14, 8:15)
1mi recovery (9:16)
2mi @ GMP (8:08, 8:12)
1mi CD @ (9:02)
Tuesday: 4mi @ 9:49
Wednesday: 75 minutes of yoga
Thursday: 4mi @ 9:12
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 13mi progression run
4mi easy (9:08, 9:12, 9:15, 9:09)
3mi @ 8:50 (8:47, 8:49 , 8:52)
3mi @ 8:30 (8:32, 8:31, 8:24)
3mi @ 8:15 (8:06, 8:16, 8:18)
Sunday: Rest
Total Miles: 28mi

WEEK 10:
Monday: 4mi @ 9:49
Tuesday: Track workout
2 mi WU @ (9:19, 9:06)
8x800s w 400m recovery (3:27, 3:40, 3:37, 3:35, 3:38, 3:37, 3:33, 3:32)
2 mi CD (9:15, 9:24)
9.75 total
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 5mi @ 9:49
Friday: 17mi @ 9:15
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 5mi @ 9:51
Total Miles: 40.75mi 

 

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