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.
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.
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!
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!