This week makes the half way point of Tink training - only 9 weeks to go! I have a couple of races before then (Hot Chocolate 15K and RnR Raleigh Half), but I am focusing on my training on Tink. While I was definitely prepared for Glass Slipper Challenge, I wasn't as prepared as I could have been. I honestly didn't do a lot of back to back build runs (short run day 1, long run day 2) but did the opposite (long day 1, short day 2). While I had plenty of miles, GSC really wiped me out. I'm also doing the 5K at Tink Weekend and factoring in a cross country flight... it could really wipe me out. And I definitely don't want that to happen.
I do pace leading for Team in Training which is a main reason I did my long runs on Day 1. I love leading those folks and it's always better to have people to run with in the winter (and especially this winter!). But fortunately, this past Saturday was our last practice - their race is this upcoming weekend. Now that it is over, I'll be able to do better about my progression runs. I'm also going to be adding a 3rd day in occasionally to simulate the 5K.
This week, I did something different with cross training. I'm doing the 14 Day Yoga Shred Challenge on doyouyoga.com. It's only 10 minutes a day with a different focus each day (arms, abs, etc). I am not a huge yoga person, but it's not typical yoga and halfway through, I'm really liking it. It's a nice change up and does challenge me.
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 1
Scheduled: 4 miles easy
Actual: 3.00, 33:14, 11:04 pace
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 2
It had snowed all afternoon on Tuesday but I tried to get my run in anyway. Was only able to get 3 miles in as it literally hailing during it.
Scheduled: Speedwork - 4 x 0.5 miles at 10K pace (7:50 pace)
Total miles: 5.5 miles
Paces: 7:48, 7:52, 7:45, 7:34
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 3
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 4
Scheduled: 1 mile easy
Actual: 1.04, 10:56, 10:32 pace
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 5
Scheduled: 8 miles long run
Actual: 8.55 mi, 1:24:08, 9:51
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 6
Scheduled: 3 miles easy
Actual: 3.00 mi, 29:39, 9:53 pace
Cross Training: Yoga Shred Day 7
Total miles: 21.09
Total March miles: 25.09
Cross Training: 7/4
How did everyone's week go?