Wednesday, January 13, 2016

26.2 with DONNA Training Week 13

Monday: I got stuck at work late. I hate missing runs, but if I have to miss one, I rather it be an easy workout. Must remind myself to stop picking goal races that have peak mileage when my work is 'in season'.
Planned: Easy 7 miles   Actual: Rest
Tuesday: Back at it! I wasn't going to miss this one. While I still don't like shorter speed work, I am really enjoying these longer interval workouts! They are challenging without being impossible.
Planned: 3x2 mile repeats  Actual: 8 miles with 3x2 miles @8:13/mile
Wednesday: I went to the grocery store. Yep. That is how I spend my free time on the rest day.
Planned: Rest   Actual: Rest
Thursday: Felt good. I am getting really comfortable with my goal pace and this is definitely a workout I could not have completed with this level of comfort 3 months ago. Now to just hold the pace for another 17 miles. Gulp.
Planned: 9 miles tempo  Actual: 10 miles with 9 @8:34/mile
Friday: Got stuck late at work again. On a Friday no less. I was more than a little annoyed when I left work and given that my next run was about 12 hours away, I chose margaritas over an easy 6.
Planned: Easy 6   Actual: Rest
Saturday: Ur, didn't really stick to easy pace as described, but the weather was so perfect and fun and happy. Ok, I'm out of excuses. I just wanted to run around like a crazy fool and it was fun. #Honesty
Planned: 6 miles easy  Actual: 6 miles (8:20/mile)
Sunday: I ran the first 7+ with the Jayhawk on his long run, and then stopped by the house to refill my bottle. Unfortunately my stomach started cramping (TMI, I know) and I spent the next 9 miles really uncomfortable. To add to the fun, there were 20mph wind gusts. Not my favorite 16 miler ever, but it's done.
Planned: 16 miles  Actual: 16.5 miles (7.35@9:43/mile and 9.15@8:50/mile)
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