Well I'm in Week 3 of training. I posted about week 2 and didn't pay attention during week 1.
The Smart Coach plan has me doing 2 mi, 5 mi (speedwork), 2 mi, and 9 mi
Hal Higdon's have me doing 3.5 mi, 6x400 5k pace, 3 mi, and 5k race (plus lifting)
The other Hal Higdon one has me doing 3.5 mi, 2 mi, 3.5 mi, 40 min cross, and 5 mi
This week I have done 2 mi, 5 mile (speedwork), 3 mi, and 4 miles. See details below.
Monday: I woke up and was going to run. I didn't. It got hot. I planned to run after dinner but Poly made it so it got later and I still didn't run. I set out for a quick 2 mile run when I finally went out to run. I actually didn't plan for it to be that quick. I just planned for 2 miles. The splits were so fast, I figured they were wrong. I didn't feel like I was going that fast. It didn't feel that hard. I was thinking it was because there was no sun so it felt cooler. I got goosebumps when I was standing outside just waiting for the satellites to be acquired. But after some thought I also think it had to do with the fact that I had some food in me so I had some energy.
I might like the evening run but I hate waiting all day to get it in because you can easily skip it by getting in the middle of some other task.
Tuesday: I woke up and went to do my first tempo run. I left a little later than expected because Dave's Garmin was dead and I was afraid to just chance using mine. It was sunny and felt warm. I also had to weave around a bunch of different people mowing and blowing leaves. Each mile felt harder than the run the previous. Maybe I should have had more than 24 hours between running. Maybe I should have had breakfast. Maybe I should have had some water. I finished it at least. I also met my targets but after researching tempo runs, I think my goal should have been 8:40 not 9:03. A tempo run should be comfortably hard but I never knew what exactly that meant. Then I read an article that actually told me how to pick my pace. I'm not even sure if that's right. How do you pick your tempo pace?
Thursday: I did weights in the afternoon for my arms and did abs. Then after dinner I ran an easy 3 miles. My goal was to run them at 9:30 pace and I started way too fast so I had to slow it way down. I was winging it with what was a 3 mile route and it ended up being 2.98 on my Garmin so I ran a little past and doubled back but I must be getting good to have so many distances guesses come out within .05 mi.
My goal each split was 2:22 (for 9:28 but we all know if it is 2:22.8 it will still tell me 2:22 so I needed those 2 buffer seconds to get me to 9:30). I hit 2:21 5 times during my run. My 2nd split was the 2:07 and I knew I had to slow it down. I was still working on slowing it down so I had 2 splits too slow but after that I hit my mark or just a little better each time. It was chilly when I started and after about .1 it wasn't anymore. I forgot how it is to run in weather like that.
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Almost a rest day but I ended up walking for 45 minutes in 4 inch heels.
Sunday: I went for a long run with Hilary. I was going to run 4 with her and run more but since my Garmin wouldn't work and I was using iMapMyRun, I was not motivated and decided to stop when she was done. Also my big toes were hurting. I wasn't sure why but knew the sandals I wore on Saturday had been hurting my toes. After the run I saw that I had big blisters on the bottom of both toes.
I also did weights later in the day with Dave.
Total Miles: 14.25 (Not bad)
Total everything else: weights 2 times
Total suggested by training plans: 18, 12.5, or 14.
Week 3 started out strong since I missed my long run in Week 2. I feel like I'm getting my groove back. I'm able to add mileage without a struggle. I missed my long run again so that's twice in a row my speed workout day was the longest run.
Random Thought: I might switch up the format next week and only put total miles and type of run at the top then you'd have to click read more to get the details of each run. What do you think? It all seems so busy. I'm used to 1 post for 1 run so I'm trying to get used to this.