The week kicked off with a super busy Monday–10 things back-to-back-to-back. (Okay, 9 because my dentist was running late, and I had to cancel one of my other meetings.) Mondays are my day off, so this was unusual but a good reminder that just as I need to run easy most of the time, I need to live life at a peaceful pace.
It was a good week for training, and I nailed my marathon pace run and a set of six Yasso 800s this week. I shaved 45 seconds off my pace for the long run by doing run/walk instead of trying to run miles at a time. Another illustration of peace in my pace paying off!
Adding in the speed workout I had to cut last week (and did pain-free this week!), here’s how things shaped up:
Monday – 10 miles (8 @ marathon pace)
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 9 miles with 6 x Yasso 800s
Thursday – 4 miles easy with strides
Friday – rest
Saturday – 20 miles (4/1 run/walk for 18, then fast finish for the last 2 miles)
Sunday – 4 miles easy
Total: 47 miles
Just five weeks and one more 20+ before Vegas!