Okay so I am going back in time a little bit on this one. I saw how another running blogger (lazygirlrunning.com) was posting her training and it looked like a great way to do it. I though I would borrow the format.
So here is Week 2
16 Weeks to Race Day — August 1 to August 7
This was an off day.
- Warm-up:1.5 miles easy 10:00-10:35
- Main: 8 x 2 min 7:35-7:45 pace, 2 min recovery 10:00+ pace
- Cool-down: 1.5 miles easy 10:00-10:35
This went pretty well except my paces were all over the place. I am sure with more practice and improved fitness, I will get them more consistent
Later that day did my first session of strength training. Nothing super fancy just some all around good excercies
Ran 3 miles on the treadmill. Things felt a little more familar and starting to get the hang of it. Spent some time thinging about and working on my cadence
Later that day I got about 2000 yards in at the pool.
First session of intervals. Based on my test my fast pace should be between 7:35 and 7:45
My times were sort of all over the place and was reminded what it feels like to run intervals. It is tough and you know it.
I wished the pace was more consistent but it was good just to be out there doing them.
Later that day some strength training.
3 miles back on the treadmill. This run felt a little more natural than tuesdays run. Curious what a good cadence should be on a treadmill is? Faster than normal? Slower than normal? Anyone know?
9 mile easy run at 10:00 to 10:35 pace. Felt pretty good and I had a 10:06 average pace.
2 hours of cycling was on the schedule, I actually rode about 48 miles out at the Bud Plant in Cartersville. It was a great ride.
All in all it was a good 2nd week.
See you next week 🙂