This week's training lost out to working on my final assessment.
Day 1 - 5 miles
I hit the treadmill for a little de-stressing before beginning my assessment...
The treadmill really is boring lately so I did alot of changing up my speeds and the incline. I would do intervals of running at 7:30 to then 9:15 in 2 minute intervals, some walking at an incline of 8, running at inclines of 3 and 5... I was all over the place. I think I was sweating more than when I just run a steady 5 miles.
Day 2 - Off
Success at that!
Day 3 - 4 miles at half marathon speed.
Day 4 - 5 miles
Day 5 - 5 miles
By this time I was EAGER to get a run in again! After turning in my FA Friday afternoon I hit the treadmill. It felt good, but my legs were sore! It was weird since I had not done anything for 3 days.... I guess it was sore from my muscles getting lazy sitting in a chair for 96 hours and then suddenly having to move again.
I did half mile intervals at different speeds and inclines...
Day 6 - 6 miles
Skipped again.... It was just nice to not get up and run first thing on a Saturday morning or to rush the girls out of the house to somewhere so I could go run. I thought I would run in the afternoon, but the day just got away from me... Oh well.
Day 7 - 10 miles
Done! 10:04 pace.
I had my running friend Heather, who is an experienced marathon runner & triathlete run it with me. We ran around our town and it was HILLY! .... but we talked the whole time, and it was just a super EASY 10 miles. I definitely feel like I could have easily kept going the 3.1 more to make it a half.
I definitely am not scared of the half distance wise.... I just want a good time!
This next week I am really hoping to do better at getting my runs in!
I hate that I slacked so much this past week.