Monday, October 15, 2012
Workouts 10/08 - 10/14
Another week of so-so workouts but this week for a very good reason. ChocolateWife and I had our first overnight date since having kids (almost 9 years). I shifted a lot of my workouts around through the week to prepare and then took Friday off work to run my Sunday run on Friday.
Monday - Tabata Arms and Core. A very good and hard workout.
Tuesday - Did Pre-Dawn Runner's Core Workout for 30 minutes. Hard!
Wednesday - Ran hill repeats. These were scheduled for Thursday but I was not going to run hill repeats Thursday and then 12 miles on Friday. It was 87 out and felt hotter than that.
Friday - 12 miles in 2:54 (14:30). This run was supposed to be 12 miles with 10 at marathon race pace. I was thinking that marathon race pace should be about 13:15. I got out there in the 75-80 degrees and 80% humidity and was just slammed. This was as fast as I could manage. I'm impressed that I got the miles in at all given how not in the mood I was.
Nothing on the weekend!
During our date we went to REI and I got a new pair of Brooks PureConnect running shoes. They fit and feel like my Brooks PureGrit but are road shoes rather than trail shoes. I had a 20% off coupon so the price was pretty reasonable.
Next week is more lifting (no tabatas), stretching, and what looks like 3 pretty challenging run workouts - mile repeats, mile intervals, and then a 14 mile run with 10 at marathon pace on Sunday. I'm sort of surprised about a 14 mile run a week before my 10 mile race. I e-mailed the coach to say "huh... that's weird" and she said that it's what the schedule calls for but also said something about having a 8-9 mile zone 2 run on my description so I'm not sure what that means.
I may go volunteer or at least cheer for a marathon that's about 10 miles from the house on Saturday morning. I would have to go and then leave pretty quickly because ChocolateWife has an appointment at 11:00 but I'd like to put in an appearance. What are the odds of a marathon run at a place I run frequently and with only 150 runners? I sent an e-mail about volunteering but haven't heard back yet.