Last week was a pretty good running week for me – still not where I should be training-wise but it is HARD to balance work, commuting and training especially with the ridiculous weather we have been having. I know – poor Alex. I really need to figure out a way to wake up and run before work (when it is not blizzarding outside) but my snooze button is just too enticing…Any tips??
But anyway – on to my week:
Monday – Plank and core work
Tuesday – Easy 2 miles
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – 4.75 speed work at the track
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 10.5 mile long run
Sunday – Rest
Monday through Wednesday were nothing special.
Thursday I did some speed work at the track which was fun. I love speed work and I love the track.
Lap 1 – 3:01 –> (10:20 min/mi pace)
Lap 2 – 2:20 –> (8:07 min/mi pace)
Lap 3 – 3:04 –> (10:48 min/mi pace)
Lap 4 – 2:22 –> (8:21 min/mi pace)
Lap 5 – 3:06 –> (11:02 min/mi pace)
Lap 6 – 2:12 –> (7:47 min/mi pace)
Lap 7 – 3:06 –> (11:02 min/mi pace)
Lap 8 – 2:08 –> (7:41 min/mi pace)
Lap 9 – 3:33 –> (12:14 min/mi pace) This was supposed to be my last lap but I decided to run two more.
Lap 10 – 2:25 –> (8:45 min/mi pace)
Lap 11 – 2:39 –> (9:39 min/mi pace)
I ran home for my cool down at about 11:30 min/mi pace. It was a great workout.
Saturday was my long run. I woke up, ate a banana with cookie butter and got dressed in my rain gear.
I ran over the Williamsburg Bridge to the East River Path because I hadn’t run there in a while. & it is probably one of my favorite places to run in NYC.
I ran down the East River Path to the Staten Island ferry before the downpour truly began so I took cover, ate some sports beans, put my hood on and ran back up the path.
Other than the rain – the run was pretty great.
I felt good throughout the entire run. I started off pretty slow but my main goal was to finish strong and enjoy my run. Mission accomplished!
And of course, I got a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee before jumping on the subway and heading home.
And now – the moment you have all been waiting for! (If not, just humor me please!)….
Thanks so much to everyone who entered!