Fact: It’s Tuesday

 

I’m feeling good about this week – Maybe it’s because I don’t have a race coming up this weekend? I love racing, but 2 weekends in a row was a little tough. It would probably be easier if the races were actually local to me instead of an hour+ away. Traveling for races is a little exhausting.

Never give up

Last week I had more crappy runs than I had good runs. I hate it when that happens. I’m chalking it up to tired legs from the 5k + 6 on Sunday.

Monday: 4mi, 36:13, 9:04 (blistering hot day)
Tuesday: 5mi, 44:24, 8:52 (blistering hot day)
Wednesday: rest
Thursday: 5mi tempo, 42:08, 8:25 (temps starting to drop)
Friday: rest/expo in tampa
Saturday: Gasparilla 15k 1:15:34, 8:04
Gasparilla 5k, 50:03
Sunday: rest – long dog walk

grand total: 26.6 miles

work it out

Moving on to this week:

Monday: 5mi
Tuesday: 5mi
Wednesday: xtrain (yoga?)
Thursday: 4mi (interval?)
Friday: 3mi
Saturday: 11mi w/ Jennykins
Sunday: rest

grand total: 28 miles

 

Since today is Tuesday, I’ve already done Monday’s run. It wasn’t all rainbows & butterflies like I was hoping it would be. The temperature was cooler last night, but that didn’t make the run suck any less. The first mile was fine, did a slow(er) warm up, 9:07. The 2nd mile was great! I though, “Ooo, maybe I’ll turn this into a tempo run, that would be fun.” 8:01 … and that was pretty much it for the fun factor. The wheels fell of shortly after and I was struggling to keep it under 8:30. 8:28, 8:30, 8:52. womp womp

Oh well. Today I’ll just run whatever feels comfortable and turn Thursday’s run into an interval workout. (yikes!)

I’ll leave you with these gems from Marathonfoto

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those are awesome. {sarcasm}

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4 thoughts on “Fact: It’s Tuesday

  1. I never plan ahead what my weeks will look like. I have in my head the mileage I want to reach and what it will take to get there, but thats as far as I get. For some reason when I think about writing it down I always think about it monthly. DUH!! I can do weekly.

    I think those pics are fine.

  2. That is one thing that scares me about focusing more on speed AND longer distances – the amazing first few miles then the slow, agonizing death. It scares me and I’m being a big wimp about it! I’m learning that I really like long, comfortable runs and if I am forced to do speed work I like it quick and short!

    I think your week looks great – especially considering the heat. It got up to 70 today…I don’t know what to do with myself when it is 70* in March! Crazy!

  3. That’s a strong week – almost 30 miles! The heat sounds great right now, but I know it stinks to run when it’s hot/sticky. Hope your Tuesday run went well & the intervals go awesome on Thursday!

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