This week I had to fit training in around our trip to Arizona to visit Bill’s mom. We had a great week soaking in some “D,” watching the Mariners in a Spring Training game, and visiting friends and family.
Here’s the quick rundown of my training this week. It’s not impressive, but I trust I didn’t lose any ground at least.
Sunday: Rested after Saturday’s half marathon.
Monday: We were traveling, so I sat scrunched up in an airplane seat wishing I could take a run.
Tuesday: 5 miles. 25 minutes of the time I spent running I did my speed work: Alternating one minute of running hard and one minute of recovery.
Wednesday: 3-mile trail run in the Thunderbird Regional Park.
Thursday: A six mile pace run at my 10K pace. I’m still trying to beat one hour for 6.2 miles, so Bill paced me as we ran along a paved trail out of Rio Vista Park in Peoria, AZ (in perfect weather–75 degrees and sunny–I might add). Again, I was close to reaching my goal. I did 6.2 in 1:01. Just goes to show that I need more training. And admittedly this was a low mileage week.
Friday: Driving. Then a two-mile walk between casinos.
Saturday: Flying. No running.
I plan to get a long run in tomorrow, Sunday, before I head off to my writing retreat on Monday and (probably) another week of fitting in the bare minimum before getting back to some more serious training. It’s a good thing I’ve given myself a year to shave an hour off of my average marathon time!
How was your week in training? I hope you had sunshine, but even if you didn’t, I hope you got out and did it!
I don’t think you will have lost a step! Sometimes the easy weeks are what do make us better! This week for me was marvelous! We had some wonky weather here in Cheney, a couple nice warm days, followed by a couple inches of sloppy snow on Thursday morning, that was gone by later in the day. I didn’t get in my walking to and from school as usual because my dad was in town! Which was just so nice! After last week (25-1) and some low mileage because of sickness getting only three runs in of 30, 25, and 30 minutes. I was able to get in all five runs this week, at 30 minutes, 25, 38 (ran into a friend and extended my run some), 25, and 25. We are ready to step up to all 30’s next week, with the possibility of 35 at the end of the week if the foot is still holding up! Which it should. We think that I’ve gotten over the bump, and just need to be careful about not over extending myself too much. With next week, finals week, and spring break though, we think that I can get myself up to running at least the low group mileage and get in some actual workouts before Bloomsday! All is well here! Tell Bill and the pugs hello!
What a great time of year to be running in Phoenix (it’s where I’m originally from). I had an ‘easy’ week in my marathon training, but I’m getting ready to start stepping it up this week!
Thanks, Brandon. So glad you’re taking things slow. The pugs and Bill say hello right back!
And Shannon, it was WONDERFUL to be in the sun. Hope your “stepping up” week goes well. Cheers!