2 strength circuits
2 hot yoga classes
1 temperamental knee
Countless last minute changes
Monday: 12 miles easy into some pretty strong winds
Planned workout: 9 miles with 5 @ goal HMP (6:30)
Actual workout 8.5 miles with 1 mile @ goal HMP before I got tunnel vision and felt faint.
I skipped lunch this day and thought that I would be able to squeeze in a late afternoon workout before heading home for a late lunch, which apparently back fired on me. Sometimes I don't really realize how important things are for my body until I break from routine. My body made it very clear on this day that it wanted food ASAP and was not going to do my planned workout until it had it.
This is why I very strongly feel that everything needs to be adjustable, shuffling things around a bit won't break your training plan.
PM: Easy 4 miler with the hubby
Wednesday: 12 miles easy. Hot power fusion yoga.
9.06 miles in 1:10
8x800's @ 5k pace (3:05-3:07)
Splits: 3:03, 3:06, 3:07, 3:01, 3:02, 3:03, 3:04, 3:01
Before this workout I hadn't done 800's in ages so I wasn't really sure what to expect. First three were into a strong head wind and provided quite the challenge, but the last five with the wind at my back felt unexpectedly easy. Post workout I decided that instead of running on cruise control with the wind at my back I should have pushed a bit harder and challenged myself a bit more. Planning on trying this workout again soon with a bit more bulk to it.
Friday: 10 mile recovery run. Hot power fusion yoga.
Saturday: Unexpected day off
Laced up and headed out the front door for my long/tempo run for the week, but after 3 minutes of running my right knee said "no thank you". It didn't feel right and I knew that pressing it for 15 miles would not be a good idea, so I stopped, turned around, and did the walk of shame back home.
15 miles with 5 miles at tempo pace
A very messy 15.01 miles in 1:58
2.5 miles @ 6:28 pace
4x400's in 1:29, 1:27, 1:29, 1:30.
Some workouts are a success, and others are a mess. But I'd rather have a million awful runs then no runs at all.
On to next week