Well. My week started off terribly. I was lazy and I didn’t run my first run. It was a long run, but only of 8 miles, so not really a long run. I felt terrible about it. I wrote a post about it here, and tried to tell myself it’s ok for missing a run or two.
Then, I went on to rock my speed work. Then my tempo. Both I was dreading to do. I was especially scared for the tempo. They just freak me out. I just need to keep convincing myself to get out the door, and just run a little harder than an easy pace – get in the miles. That’s it. That’s what I did.
So, except for the first run of the week, this was a great week of running! (And four days of surfing!!)
Monday, September 11th
Scheduled: 8 miles at long pace
What I did: Nope. Didn’t happen. Zero miles.
I did go for a surf though!
Tuesday, September 12th
Scheduled: 4 miles at easy pace
What I did: 4 miles @ 10:31min/mile
Plus a surf!
Wednesday, September 13th
Scheduled: Ladder work out
What I did: Ladder workout! 1 mile warm up, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 1600m, 1200m, 800m, 400m, 1 mile cool down. (400m recovery between interval).
You can read a post on it here. It was a great run! Still can’t believe I actually hit my paces.
And of course, a sneaky surf – and what a great surf it was!!
Thursday, September 14th
Scheduled: Rest day.
What I did: Rested! Of course!
Well, except for the surf I did.
Friday, September 15th
Scheduled: 7 miles at tempo pace
What I did: 4 miles @ 10:05min/mile (easy pace)
I switched my runs around. Because life. And I’m lazy. And I really didn’t want to do my tempo run.
Saturday, September 16th
Scheduled: 4 miles @ easy pace
What I did: 7 miles @ 8:52min/mile. (Not including 1 mile warm up and cool down).
So, I made myself get out to run this. I get so nervous before SOS (Something of Substance) runs. I decided to get out there and try. 1 mile warm up, then just try for a 9:30min/mile pace – as it was quite warm. When I was running my warm up I realised I was a bit faster than normal. Then my first mile was under a 9minute mile. What?! Slow down. My next mile was faster. My third mile was stupid. Way too fast. Luckily I turned around and ended up running back into the wind – that slowed me down! The last mile was tough, but I did try to push myself to finish under a 9 minute mile pace. I’m excited about this run, but I really want to try and slow it down a little, however this did feel extremely comfortable for the most part (except mile 7). (And that 0.02? yea, I accidentally lapped my watch….)
Sunday, September 17th
Scheduled: 6 miles @ easy pace
What I did: 6 miles @ 10:10min/mile.