Weekly Running Report – June 3-9, 2013

I’m going to try to make a habit out of posting these each week because I used to post these on my blog. I came across come 5 year old posts that were really helpful and entertaining to look back on.

Monday – 10 Miles in 1:09:20 [6:56 per mile] – Watched the Pre Classic on tv during a late night 10 miler on the treadmill. Sub-7 pace started to feel like it used to a few months ago.

Tuesday – 4 miles in 30:00 [7:30 per mile] – Easy running day. Was working on trying to fix my somewhat wonky stride.

Wednesday – 10 Miles in 1:15:25 [7:32 per mile] – Workout day. First actual interval workout I’ve run since November (?!?). The goal was 12 x 400 somewhere between 1:32 – 1:35 pace with one lap jogging rest. Ran 12 x 400 meters in 1:32, 1:33, 1:33, 1:30, 1:30, 1:27, 1:30, 1:30, 1:34, 1:30, 1:32, 1:32 (1:31.0 average). Wasn’t physically difficult, but I had some mental issues I had to work through on the run.

Thursday – 6 Miles in 45:00 [7:30 per mile] – Easy 6 miler watching game on of the Finals on the treadmill. Legs were feeling a little bit of the workout, but not horrible.

Friday – Off

Saturday – 12 Miles in 1:24:00 [7:00 per mile] – Felt pretty comfortably tough. Was plenty warm & humid on the treadmill. Went through 2 shirts- yikes. Calves a little sore but overall not bad.

Sunday – 8 Miles in 1:00:00 [7:30 per mile] – We had a birthday party that afternoon, so this was an early morning run in the rain. Felt surprisingly refreshed.

Weekly Mileage – 50
Monthly – 100.35
2013 – 786.31

Overall, really good week. I had three hard(ish) runs and the rest of the runs I was very conscious to take really easy. I’m trying to make sure I don’t schedule any back to back difficult days if at all possible. This is my second straight week of 50 mpw. Hoping to maintain that kind of consistency all summer. I’m busting out my new shoes (Kinvaras) this week. I’ve been married to the NB 1400s for the past two years, so this will certainly be new to me. No races until the Perham Turtlefest 10k in two weeks. Would be nice to challenge my PR of 41:16 which seems to be right in the ballpark that I could be shooting for. I haven’t set a new relevant PR in nearly 5 years!