Last week’s runs looked like this:
- Monday – 3.72 miles, 39:29 minutes = 10:36 average pace
- Tuesday – 3.52 miles, 31:20 minutes = 8:54 average pace
- Thursday – 2.24 miles, 26:28 minutes = 11:48 average pace run
- Sunday – 6 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes = 10:50 average pace
Total = 15.48 miles
Monday’s run was my slow run and yet I managed a good pace. Ideally, I want to get my pace down to a 10 Minute mile so my marathon will take just over 4 hours. I know this is quite ambitious but a little ambition never hurt anyone
Tuesday’s run was my fastest run of the week and a personal best for me. To average at 2 minutes a mile faster than normal feels like such an achievement and I am so proud that I finally got a sub 30 minute 5K. My next goal is to do a sub 25 minute 5K by the end of January – 6 weeks to shave off 2 and a half minutes! I really enjoyed Tuesday’s run and although my legs felt heavy the next day, they weren’t as bad as I expected.
Thursday’s run was a real recovery run – I did 10 minutes easy, 20 minutes slow and another 10 minutes easy. I didn’t use my Fitbit for the easy run but my slow run averaged a pace of 11:48. My easy run pace should be around 11:15 so this would seem about right. My legs felt really good and I found the run extremely easy – my breathing didn’t falter and I didn’t feel like I needed to put much effort into it. When I first started running, my average pace was 12 minutes a mile so to find this pace easy is another sign of improvement.
Sunday was my long run and I got in 6 miles in just over an hour. Sunday was the first time in a month that I’d ran during the day (all my runs are normally after work in the dark) and I loved it. We hit sunset halfway through the run and it was just beautiful – good views always seem to make running easier!
Overall, this week has been a good running week! I’ve stuck to my plan (mostly) and I’ve ran more miles than I normally do. Granted, my miles need to at least double eventually but I need to remind myself I’m only on week two and I know I need to build up my mileage gradually, I don’t want any injuries!
So week 3 is looking like this:
- Monday – 45 minutes slow
- Wednesday –10 minutes easy, 25 minutes hill run, 10 minutes easy
- Friday – 10 minutes easy, 2 x 5 minutes threshold & 2 minutes easy, 10 minutes easy
- Saturday – 1 hour and 20 minutes long run
What did everyone do last weekend?
What do you prefer – morning or evening runs?
What is everyone’s plan for this week?