This week was a crazy one! I flew from Honolulu to Portland, to Denver. And managed to run in all of these places too! (I was there visiting my sister-in-law and my niece!)
It was crazy running in Denver. The altitude was very different. My first run was a tempo, which didn’t happen. My next few runs went well – but they were all easy runs. I’m just happy I got out the door.
Monday, September 18th
Scheduled: 14 miles at long pace
What I did: 14 miles at 9:51min/mile
Tuesday, September 19th
Scheduled: 6 miles @ easy pace
What I did: Nothing! Oops!
Wednesday, September 20th
Scheduled: 3 x 1600m
What I did: 3 x 1600m, with 400m recovery.
This was in the lovely cool (and rainy) weather of south Washington. I did a one mile warm up, then the rain started. During my last 1600m I saw lightning and heard thunder. I finished it, and thought the storm had passed, I was in my cool down when I heard more thunder, and decided nope – let’s head inside.
Thursday, September 21st
Scheduled: Rest day.
What I did: Fly to Denver!
Friday, September 22nd
Scheduled: 7 miles at tempo pace
What I did: 5 miles at 9:46min/mile
My first run up in high altitude – Denver is the mile high city, and I’m used to sea level. I did 1.5 miles at tempo pace, and I just wasn’t feeling right. I decided to slow down, and just complete 5 miles.
Saturday, September 23rd
Scheduled: 5 miles @ easy pace
What I did: 5 miles at 9:57min/mile
Feeling a bit better with the altitude, and the cool weather definitely helped!
Sunday, September 24th