Your girl is tired. That is the theme of the week. Full training week of five training runs: base pace on flats, base pace on rolling hills, short tempo run, long run, and a recovery run. Plus three training sessions with my coach. I am close to topping out in mileage as I won’t go past 35 miles — not at this age! I can’t believe I ever did 48 when marathon training. Sheesh. Read on for the highlights.
It’s been a while since I have had a focused training goal. For the past year and a half I was fluctuating between distances and ran races from 100m to 5Ks to 10Ks, and even a 10000m race on the track, which was a totally different strategy. At times I would get healthy enough to think maybe – maybe – I had it in me to do another half marathon. All this led to uneven training and non-race/distance specific key runs. For example, my coach with one track group said that my intervals would be totally different depending on whether I’m racing the 100m or a 10K. Basically, I was all over the place. Now that I’m healthy (not gonna lie, it scares me to even say that, it’s been so long), I am squarely focused on training for a half marathon. So here’s the work I did this week.
Whew, it got real this week. I’ve been building and building my mileage, and not only did I hit a 30-mile week, but that long run…finally felt like a proper long run. Read on for the details.
Being vegan – esp. being a vegan athlete – this is something I get asked a bunch: “What do you eat?” Well, the long wait is over. Here is my 5-day food diary. Everything is vegan (except honey if you’re super strict vegan)!
Week of some daunting physical challenges, including jump push-ups, a daunting hill drill, and a 13-mile long run. But it was the mental stuff that needed addressing first. Read on for this week’s training summary.
Finding peace in a fast-paced LA law firm may seem like an oxymoron, but I’ll go one step further. Said tranquility came courtesy of my extremely productive high billable hours boss. None of this makes sense, right?
Gah. It was a wonky week with a weird schedule, and I only had one satisfying run. Oh well. Turning the page on it, but read on for the breakdown.