Good morning! Last week started in McMinnville after the Oregon Wine Country Half marathon. I woke up pretty sore, but shook it off quickly. Yesterday I did my first long run with some real marathon pacing in a while. It was hard, the marathon “effort” didn’t translate quite to the paces I had hoped, but my coach assures me this will come. I don’t know what it is about marathon training that I need to be reminded of this every time.
This week I’m recommitting to doing my PT exercises EVERY DAY. I have been noticing dirt on the insides of my lower leg, which (for me), means my glute is getting lazy and collapsing in.
Monday 9/2: 6.21 miles easy at 9:13 in McMinnville after the race
Tuesday 9/3: 5.01 miles easy at 8:50 pace. This was after we had flown home from Oregon and I really didn’t feel like doing this. I was overwhelmed with unpacking and getting ready for the rest of the week ahead. Just reminding myself that it’s 45 minutes – it’s not an insurmountable amount of time, really helped. And of course I was very happy I did it afterward, and I did have enough time to get everything done.
Wednesday 9/4: 2 miles warm up, 6 x 2 min hard, 2 easy, 2 mile cool down. Paces for the 2 min sections were: 7:20/7:07/7:07/7:06/7:02/6:33. Total of 7 miles at 9:04 avg. This was one of my first workouts of this year’s headlamp season. It was a little hard to run fast in the dark, and I got really frustrated with my paces. A good reminder to hit the track when its dark and I am trying to get some turnover.
Thursday 9/5: 8.01 miles easy at 9:49 avg with Anna. We ran a route we haven’t in a while that has a long grind of a hill on it.
Friday 9/6: 6.01 miles easy at 9:38 avg and I got to ride that afternoon! 🙂
Saturday 9/7: 15 mile long run, 5 easy, 5 at marathon (7:46 – hill/7:29/7:27/7:35/7:41 – headwind), 5 easy. Average pace overall 8:25. I wanted those paces to be more like 7:15-20, but I guess I have some fitness to build.
Sunday 9/8: 45 min Peloton class
47.2 miles for the week