I completed my second week of my new training plan which now includes speed work and a couple days of cross training per week. I was able to hit all of my target times and completed all of my workouts. I also managed to squeeze two days of cross training in which is incredible for me since my schedule is really hectic.
Week #2 Recap:
Monday: XT#1: 45 minutes on stationary bike= 16.2 miles
Tuesday: Speed Work= 4 miles
Wednesday: XT#2: 45 minutes on stationary bike= 16.3 miles
Friday: Tempo Run=7.71 miles (was actually a long run gone bad)
Sunday: 15 miles
Total Mileage=59.21 (26.71 of those miles were running)
I have noticed some new aches and pains here and there and I think the speed work has something to do with it. I am not used to it so I am hoping that my body adjusts quickly and that I don't end up with a new injury to hold me back! I have been using Salonpas patches to deal with the minor aches and pains but I am beginning to look like a weirdo walking around with ten of these pain patches all over my body! I have some areas that I need to work on, my long runs in particular. I have to work on running a slower pace on my long runs. I am not used to running at such a slow pace but I know that time is not so important on the long runs and my focus should be on building my endurance. Sometimes I just want to get the long runs over with so I can start my day so I tend to go a little faster than I should.
One of my Running Goals is to run 1000 miles in 2011. I just realized that I am really close to meeting/exceeding that goal. As of 10/31, I have banked 934.36 miles! I think I can actually meet this goal in the month of November! Oh how I love meeting my Running Goals!! I get really excited to say the least!
I am looking forward to this week and the new challenges that my training is bringing me! I might have to attend jury duty later this week so I am hoping to get an early morning or late afternoon spin class in to change things around! I love feeling challenged and I am hoping to see some improvements in my next marathon. My first 10K is just a couple of weeks away and I will be running it with no real goal in mind but just wanting to see where I stand at this particular distance.
How did your week go? Were you able to squeeze all of your planned workouts in?
Have a Happy Halloween!!!