This was an interesting week running-wise. I started the week strong with a feel-good 9 miler. Got two days later I could barely make it 4 miles. My body was SORE from the 9 miles for way more days than it should’ve been. Still, I managed to end the week with 27 miles from five days of running.
By the way, ending my runs with hugs from this guy is the BEST.
Here’s how the week went:
Sunday: 9 miles. That’s right, I got in 9 miles outside and I felt GREAT during the entire run! I ran about 5 of them with Mary, and the weather was about 48 degrees, which was perfect for the run. I finished feeling strong and great.
Monday: 0 miles. I woke up so so so tired and sore that I decided to stay in bed and sleep longer. Good choice!
Tuesday: 4.5 easy walking and running. This run was a struggle. I was so tempted to skip it. I didn’t get much sleep the night before and was up with FW. When I did make it to the treadmill, my legs and feet still sore from Sunday. I decided to stick it out and do a combination of running for a little and walking for a little until I got to 4.5.
Wednesday: 8x400s to 5 miles. I did the 400s at 7.7 and walked in between. With my cooldown and warmup I ended up with 5 treadmill miles.
Thursday: 5.1 miles on the treadmill. 4.21 running and then a cool down.
Friday: 3.5 or so (didn’t have my GPS on) miles outside. B and I were home since daycare was closed, and went out for a run with Mary. We didn’t have much time, and I forgot to turn my running app on, but I’m pretty sure we did 3.5 or so miles with FW in the stroller.
Total- 27.1 miles!
Hooray for getting in a “longer” run, including 2 outdoor runs!
Questions for you:
- How many outdoor runs did you get in this week?
- How long does it take you to recover? Do you take days off between long runs?
Disclosure: As a Cleveland Marathon Ambassador, I receive complimentary race entry AND a free race entry to give away! I also get a cool shirt (see above!)and invited to some special events. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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4 thoughts on “Training Tuesday: Long again”
Last week was still a recovery week for me since i’ve been sick but I hated missing out on all this gorgeous weather!
Great week! The weather has finally shaped up enough here for me to get all of my runs outside. It definitely beats up my body more than the treadmill does.
Sounds like a great week, Melissa! Nice work. 🙂
It’s gorgeous here, so all of my runs are outside, despite the allergies kicking my butt. I run lots of back to back longish runs. Sometimes I am sore at the start of the second run, but my body usually warms up and accepts it LOL.