Hey there! Today I’m back with another installment of my weekly training recap! I received a couple of requests to put my paces in the recap, so I’m going to do that moving forward.
Since August when I dropped from doing the Hansons marathon training plan I have been doing run/walk intervals.
I love the run/walk method. It’s what helped me earn my current half marathon PR (2:57) and I believe I could probably PR with it again. That being said, I am probably going to transition back into straight runs over the next month.
Run/walk serves me well when I’m injured or lacking motivation. However, when I am feeling really great and my watch beeps for those walk intervals it feels more interruptive than helpful.
I always feel weird when I say I’m moving from run/walk to straight running because I don’t want it to seem like I think run/walk is not as good as straight running. I am a strong believer in the benefits of the Galloway method! I love it!
Okay now that all of that is out of the way, let’s roll!
Week at a Glance
Training for: Nothing specific. Just enjoying myself and building/maintaining a solid base.
Days running: 5
Miles this week: 22 miles
Mondays are traditionally the day that I don’t do anything except sit on the couch with Adam and Cecil.
Easy Run/Walk: 3 miles @ 14:43
Surprisingly (to me at least) my right shin was still feeling sensitive during this run. I decided to keep things short and easy with just a three miler along the coast. It was honestly such a pretty day out that I would have liked to run 1000 miles if I could!
Easy Run/Walk: 5 miles @ 14:37
I don’t even remember why, but I got home from work this day feeling stressed out. I wanted to do a bridge or speed workout, but thought it was best to give my shin an extra day of easy running so I did a flat five.
Easy Run/Walk: 4 miles @ 14:41
With my new work schedule of 7am to 4pm I start the week off with a lot of energy, but by Thursday/Friday I am really dragging. I am very hopeful at some point my body gets used to this new schedule and I no can go all week feeling like a human that is alive! I think my eyes were closed for more than half of this run.
Unplanned rest day.
Literally I was so exhausted. I came home, got into my pajamas and was almost instantly asleep.
Easy run/walk: 3 miles @ 14:16
After my early night on Friday I was full of energy on Saturday! I popped out of bed at 8am, worked on the apartment, worked on the house and then headed out for a really nice trot along the beach :).
Easy run/walk: 7 miles @ 14:55
This was the day that a guy shouted “SLOW BUT STEADY!!!” at me. While totally accurate, I was in my final “fast” mile which I completed in 14:12! I would have appreciated a “YOU’RE REALLY PICKING IT UP” but you know, slow but steady is actually really observational of him!
Story of my life: slow but steady.
Has anyone ever shouted at you while you were running?
What’s your current favorite running song?
Early morning people, does it get easier to rise before the sun?!