Here it is again, the weekly Training Post, courtesy of Hollie @Fueledbylolz.
This week was really hard for me. It was a major taper week so my mileage was nowhere near where it should be. Today, though, I get to go out for an HOUR! That’s a lot right now since we’re technically still “tapering” for regionals in 2 weeks. But I think he knows we all need to go blow off some steam, and he’s worried about Hurricane Sandy hitting us and having to cancel practice.
Sunday– 0 miles. I was home during this time and it’s the day that my parents and I took a 4 mile walk. I was okay with this because I was still being active. What I don’t do well with is the days where I sit on the couch and eat food all day. My stomach is a monster when I’m not running.
Monday– 5 miles plus boxes and abs. We did a nice 40 minute run followed by boxes, which are those things that you run and jump over, or alternate stepping on them. I really don’t like them but they are really beneficial to our running. Especially the one I hate the most where we do strides over them.
Tuesday– 5.5 miles plus abs and ice bath. This was a major taper day. We did 10 minutes shakeout, 15 minutes warmup, (1×1000, 8×200, 1×400, all race pace/6:30mile), then 10 minute cool down. Usually Tuesday workouts are closer to 8 miles so I almost had a conniption at this one.
Wednesday– 5 miles easy. This was literally the most PERFECT running weather day. I was so happy he let me go for a run instead of cross train. You all know how I feel about cross training by now.
Thursday- 5 miles. 10 minute shakeout, 30 minute run, 10 flying 40s (starts)
Finished off the night looking like this:
Friday– 4 miles easy. Friday was a train-on-your-own day where we were supposed to go for a 30 minute run max. Of course, I wanted to finish on a whole number slash I have an obsession with not going below 4 miles at a time so I went for about 34 minutes… oops
Saturday– 10 miles, Race day. Yesterday was conferences as I talked about in my last post. We did a 10 minute shakeout, 20 minute warmup, 6K race plus strides, 25 minute cool down. Surprisingly, my legs are still in pretty good shape despite the fact that I did almost a third of my weekly mileage in one day.
Total– 35. This actually turned out to be more than I expected but it was still significantly less than what I’m used to. This coming week my mileage will increase slightly again before tapering back down again the following week. Then I’m free to do as much mileage as my heart desires (although I’ll be taking about a week off when I go home for Christmas, and possibly a few days at Thanksgiving to refresh my legs before indoor starts)
What does your weekly training look like?
Look for a post about my halloweekend this afternoon :)