Training Log 2/2-2/8

Hope everyone had a great weekend full of long runs, races, and being outdoors! My focus in my training log this week was to simply “better myself” in terms of eating healthfully, getting more sleep, and visualizing during workouts to gain confidence. Confidence in life and in running is something I have always struggled with. I am figuring out little things I can do to build my confidence, especially heading in to a race. I want to be at the start line knowing I have done everything I could to prepare and to use that confidence to race well.

Training partner Jen and I after our long runs.

Training partner Jen and I after our long runs.

Training Log

M 2/2- 6 miles AM, 6 miles PM, Yoga- I love this at home yoga class on YouTube

T- 10 miles AM, 4 miles PM, strides, Dirty Dozen core work.

W- 13 miles AM w/ 12 x 1k in 3:30 (5:36pace) w/ 200 jogs. All in 3:27, last one in 3:21. Jogs were between 1:05 and 1:11 depending if I grabbed a quick drink. Starting to feel really strong. That is a long workout to do alone!

Wednesday Strength work- (+ strides and drills at the track)

1. running arms 3 x :60
2. straight leg deadlift w/ weight 3 x 10 each leg
3. squat to press w/ kettle ball 3 x10
4. triceps press 3 x 10
5. woodchop 3 x 10 each side
6. T pull down 3 x 8
7. outer thigh press 3 x10
8. inner thigh press 3 x10
9. quad press 3 x 10

3 miles PM.

R-  10 miles AM, 4 miles PM w/ strides. Found a great new trail in the morning! Also did a recovery swim for 30 minutes.

F- 15 miles of hills in the AM avg. 6:29 pace, 4 miles in the PM

S- 10 miles of trails w/ Lukas and Matt.

My brother Lukas and I. He has just started training for the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon!

My brother Lukas and I. He has just started training for the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon!

S- 18 miles. Warm-up 8 miles, 6 x 1 mile w/ 1:00 jogs- 5:38, 5:35, 5:36, 5:35, 5:30, 5:25. 4 mile cool down. I have never been able to do this workout alone before. Super happy to have accomplished it feeling strong!

Total- 103 miles for the week. This was a confidence boosting week for me. Now I need to carry that confidence in to my racing!

Jenn and I icing our legs at Glorietta Bay Park on Coronado.

Jenn and I icing our legs at Glorietta Bay Park on Coronado.

Recipes

I actually only made one new recipe this week. Otherwise we just ate rice, chicken, veggies, salads, and Trader Joe’s Pizza on Friday! The recipe below lasted us a few days.

Made this gem for dinner. Very delicious.

Have a great week! Run Happy!

 

3 Comments

  1. The weather looks simply TERRIBLE there! How EVER do you find a way to run in all of that not-hot sunshine? 🙂

  2. Great workouts! Thanks so much for sharing the details of the strength and yoga work as well as the running workouts. It’s really helpful and inspiring to get ideas from someone at your level. I don’t know that I’d have thought to do 8 mi of warmup for 6 mile repeats, then 4 to cooldown, but I might try it now! (and apparently I’m not the only one who abbreviates Th as R 😉

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