Here's a recap of last week's training
Saturday, 2/4 - 6.5 miles - Easy run after hard workout/12 miles on Friday. Ran around the neighborhood on streets since I had Olivia with me in the BOB.
Sunday 9.5 miles, 65 minutes- squeaked in a run right before the Superbowl. I really felt good and got a nice run in. Started out at about 7:15 pace and dropped it to 6:40 pace by the end of the run.
Monday 8.25 miles, 59 minutes - easy out and back run at lunch on part of the course for my upcoming 1/2 marathon. Didn't really feel motivated for a hard workout today so ran easy and pushed hard workout back a day.
Tuesday 10 miles - 2 x 2 mile at tempo pace. My co-worker Scott who's training for an Ironman had this workout on his schedule so I decided to run this workout with him. We ran a 2 mile warmup, 2 miles at 5:50 pace, 1/4 mile recovery jog and 2 miles at 5:40 pace and 4 mile cooldown. I had originally planned on a little bit harder workout, but decided I'd rather do a medium-hard effort and run with someone than a run by myself. I think it was the right choice because my legs were feeling a little tired after 46+ miles in the last 5 days.
Wednesday - day off
Thursday 10 mile easy progressive run. Started at 7:15 pace and worked down to about 6:15 pace. Ran the workout with Scott again. I could have gone a quicker, but he was pretty tired at the end since he had a hard bike workout earlier that morning. Right now I think getting the mileage in is more important than cranking out really hard speed workouts.
Friday 8.25 miles in 58 minutes. Ran at lunch at memorial park and tried to avoid the massive puddles after the morning storms.
Saturday 10.5 miles - 7:10 pace. Olivia had been sick and woke up about 10:15 and decided to stay up until about 1:00 am on Friday night. She didn't really want daddy so poor mommy ended up staying up with her while I slept off and on for a few hours. I got up at 5:25 to go run with the Kenyan Way group and was literally walking out the door when Olivia woke up at 5:50. I ran upstairs to give her a pacifier and try to get her back to sleep so Suzanne wouldn't have to get up, but no such luck. She wanted mommy and kicked and screamed until Suzanne got up. Since I missed the start and would be running by myself I just went back to bed and ran later in the day. I had wanted to do a longer run, but my hamstring was a little tight so I called it a day and spent some extra time stretching.
Sunday - 5 miles. I didn't make it out until a little after 6 and it started sleeting about halfway through my run so I cut it short again and spent some extra time stretching and working on some of my stability exercises.