Guys, I had a great week! Weekly recaps help me stay accountable, see weekly progress, set small goals, and check in with the world. I like seeing how others are doing- the good, the not-so-good. I think as runners we have so much we can learn from each other. I’m Linking Up With the Jess’s- jessrunsatl.com and therightfits.com -check them out for other weekly recaps! I’m also linking with my friend Courtney at eatprayrundc.com.Monday: I slept 10 hours, so I didn’t run. Recovery is important, so I guess I was tired and won’t beat myself up over it.
Tuesday: After more than 12 hours of travel, I went for a short evening run along the California coast. 2.5 miles felt so good, an easy 10:30 pace.
Wednesday: 2.2 miles, 10:30 pace. Up and down some hills, along the boardwalk. Loving the coolers temps- like 60 degrees!
Thursday: I was feeling good so I ran down the entire Santa Cruz Wharf, saying hi to the sea lions. I also went up and down some more hills, so a little slower. 10:36 average pace for 4.4 miles.
Friday: Quick run on my final morning in Santa Cruz. 2.22 miles at 10:43 pace. It was foggy and cool.
Saturday: It was about 70 degrees, so I slept late before running. There was a park about a mile from the hotel in San Jose, so I ran there. And then up the road into the hills of the park. Whew! So it was a shorter run than I was scheduled for, but I climbed almost 500 feet. I started off easy and flat at 9:53 pace, and hitting the hills bumped my pace to 11-12 minute miles due to walk breaks. Mile 4 was fun though- downhill at 10:08 average pace! Then a long flat winding road back, averaging 10:44-11:15 miles, with walk breaks. My hip didn’t start hurting until mile 5, so that was an improvement. 7 miles total before toast with almond butter for breakfast!
Sunday: Travel day, so no running.
Total weekly mileage: 18.32 miles. Since most of my runs were either hills or easy runs, I was happy with my pace- around 10:30/mile. My consistency was good-I ran 5 days out of 7.
Next week goals- run 5 days, cross-train once, get more sleep. I’ll be back at work, so the sleep part is particularly important.
How has your training week gone?