Monday, March 14, 2016

Alexandria half week 2

2 weeks down, 10 to go!

3 hilly, annoying miles done on a back road by the grocery store. Annoying because I'd have sidewalk on one side of the street for a quarter mile, then it would switch. Because that makes sense.

Speed work! Yippee? 7x400 at 5k pace. I did this on the treadmill because it was wet out and Nick is finally back on a normal schedule so I got to run solo. I feel like my form suffers from constant stroller running so it was nice to have a break from that but o.m.g. these were hard. I did the 400s at 6:38 pace (9.1 on the treadmill) with 400 recovery. I felt like I was going to puke a little at the end. In a good way.

Three miles done by the house. I was racing against naptime so I had a grumpy kid but he hung in there.

I really really suck at tempo runs. Really. This week was 45 minutes total so I warmed up for 10 minutes and then took off.  The first mile felt comfortably hard but then my brain broke thinking about how much longer I had. After finishing the second mile I started alternating fast/slow to finish out the workout. Boo. Not my best effort.

3 miles with Nick! Yay! He had a random day off and we got to run together and most importantly, he pushed D half the time. Wins all around.

Rest day. Busy life day.

Longtime readers (hi dad!) will remember my love for the treadmill. Despite that love, I was sort of dreading doing this long run inside, but the weather was icky so it was my best choice. I did 90 minutes for a total of 9.8 miles (I run slower inside). My legs felt fine but my stomach was off most of the time. I sipped water every mile and took a GU halfway through to try out some fuel options.

Week total: 28.3 miles. That'll do.