Training Log – Week of Oct. 6 (Week 39)

So sorry, so late. So busy spending the weekend cheering on friends who ran the Steamtown Marathon.

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So much love for Girls’ Club. Thanks for the photo, Ali!

General training notes: This week’s training was a mixed bag—two good runs, one OK run, and one not-so-great run, plus two killer CompuTrainer classes. And Coach Pat says speedwork is coming soon too! #fireonthetrack

Monday – a.m. run

Easy four miles (plus 5.5 non-training ones with Back on My Feet) and corework

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train

Easy seven miles, plus upper-body strength training and corework

Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance

Lots of pain during this power hour class. But lots of threshold and VO2 max efforts and lots of watts, so no complaints.

Thursday – a.m. run

My long run of 10 miles (hey, it’s all relative) started out great: I didn’t go out too fast, paced myself, and felt good. Until I hit the wall at mile 9.5. My energy levels tanked, and even though my legs felt fine, I struggled to turn them over. If I had to run longer, then I would’ve slammed a gel, so I just slugged through the last half mile. On the bright side, I learned mile 9-9.5 is when I need to take nutrition.

Friday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance

In hindsight, a hilly CompuTrainer workout probably wasn’t the best idea after a long run. My legs felt trashed for the first 45 minutes, but I was able to hold a low-threshold wattage for the 90-minute class. It didn’t feel great, but threshold isn’t supposed to be easy.

Saturday – a.m. run

Bad run. Just bad. Two friends and I ran in hilly Pennsylvania, and between the terrain and cold weather (and not wearing enough layers), I felt awful. Running steady wasn’t going to happen (sorry, Coach Pat), but I did what I could: five easy miles is better than zero miles.

Sunday – off

Spent the morning spectating Steamtown—and the afternoon relaxing!

What did you do this weekend?

5 responses to “Training Log – Week of Oct. 6 (Week 39)

  1. I have had a few very hot, hilly and unenjoyable runs in PA. Not that I’m relating PA to bad runs but I feel your pain.

  2. Sunday: Spent the day being the BEST spectator. <3 you, Stevens. So grateful to have had you out there getting me through the day. No shame on you.

  3. Last weekend I hung out with the family so I didn’t get a run in. I actually have been fighting sickness for the last week. Now I’m finally on the mend so I’m about to head out the door for my first run since last Wednesday! I can’t imagine it’s going to go well…..

  4. Sounds like a pretty decent week! Not every run is going to be great and like you said, 5 miles is better than no miles. Sometimes we can’t hit the paces we want and all that matters is that we try!

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