Weekly Running Report – June 10-16, 2013

Monday – Off

Tuesday – 10 Miles in 1:13:37 [7:21 per mile] – First run in my new Saucony Kinvara3 shoes. Felt really light and nice. My last pair has nearly 900 miles on them, so it was time to go…

Wednesday – 10 Miles in 1:16:00 [7:36 per mile] – Workout day again. Ran the same workout as last week (12×400 w/ 400 meters jogging rest). Ran it an average of 3.5 seconds faster than last week and felt much easier! Feeling absolutely great about that! Felt really strong and never was really pressing too hard. The goal was just to run 1:31s (match what I did last week), but I wound up going 1:29, 1:29, 1:28, 1:26, 1:29, 1:27, 1:27, 1:27, 1:28, 1:26, 1:27, 1:26. Next day, no real soreness whatsoever…

Thursday – 6 Miles in 46:34 [7:45 per mile] – Easy run just getting in some easy miles around the bike path

Friday – 8 Miles in 55:10 [6:53 per mile] – Felt really easy. Ran on treadmill so I could run fast but not kill the legs. Feeling really strong.

Saturday – 13 Miles in 1:47:00 [8:13 per mile] – Was plenty hot and I didn’t have enough water. Did the long run intentionally slow since I burned last week’s long run. Couldn’t have run super fast in this heat. Dropped down to 8:20-8:30 for the last three miles but was mostly between 8-8:10. Rough. Need to recover from that one…

Sunday – 8 Miles in 59:15 [7:24 per mile] – Felt really easy despite having a head cold. Spurs spanked Miami in GM 5. Highest mileage week in a long time and got some quality work in, too…

Weekly Mileage – 55
Monthly – 126.1
2013 – 781.81

Overall, another really good week. Had three quality runs and three runs where I got the mileage in. More than anything, I was really proud of my consistency. This week will be a little trickier because I’ve got a lot of things going on (we’ll call it “life”). Hoping I can schedule around some of the busy things we’ve got going on to get some more goods run in. More than anything, I just want to strive to be consistent as possible. Hoping to run a 10k at a respectable clip. I’ve run the race probably 6-8 times and I’ve not once had a good race on this course, so it’d be nice to run a decent race. I ran almost 9-minute/mile pace two years ago (!!!) although I was about 350+ hours into making a movie at the time and had a daughter that just turned 1 year old, so…