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