Other than some aches the day of the 15k, I recovered pretty quickly from my first long run. I was grateful that Sunday was a rest day since I was driving back to BR that afternoon. Once I drove in, I went straight to the softball fields to cheer on my friends in their fall tournament. Monday morning came nice and early and I had another great week of training. The only downside for this week was that KK was sick, leaving me to this by myself.
Monday: 4×800 w/ 2min RI. Goal: 8:22. 5:17, 5:12, 5:13, 5:17.
Tuesday: 25 min cycle and weights. I discovered that the UREC added individual tv’s to the cardio equipment, so I took the opportunity to get a dose of GMA while I biked.
Wednesday: 1 mile warmup, 5 mile tempo @ 12:59, 1 mile cool down. I didn’t allow myself enough time, so this turned into a 1/4 mile warm up, 5 miles tempo, cool down as I made my way to the shower. My overall average pace was 12:36, with my tempo miles ranging from 11:19 – 12:03.
Girls on the Run in the pm
Friday: 25 min cycle and weights. The plan was to substitute an easy 3 here, but GMA just drew me in!
Saturday: 9 beautiful miles in 1:55 (13:01 overall pace). My goal pace was actually 13:44, but that would require more walk breaks than I want to take!
Total miles: 17.8
Saturday wrapped up with an afternoon football game against Florida (LSU won 17-6!!), a 5th quarter, and an early bedtime.
The good: very little leg fatigue, completed all my workouts
The bad: That range on the tempo run! I’ve got to work on the “steady pace” running thing.