Mentally, I felt fine throughout the whole 20 miles. I wouldn't say I hit a "wall" at any point. I just couldn't get enough oxygen to my legs to keep them moving at the pace I wanted. I felt good for the first 5 or so miles, and then it started getting harder. I stuck with the guys til about mile 10, and then I really started dragging. Thankfully, they were also in good spirits and would slow down or come back for me whenever I got too far behind. I would try to speed up to stay with them, but every time I tried, my breathing got too fast, so I slowed back down. It felt like I was crawling, but thankfully I'm in good enough shape that my crawl was still mostly faster than a 9 minute/mile pace!
This week :
M : TRX 50x 30/10
jog 4 / 7:35 / 210 ft
T : youtube yoga for runners
Wolf Pack Track Tuesday 5 miles
W : workout abs & arms 37:30
R : Wolf Pack 8 / 7:57 / 358 ft
Sa : 20.4 w/Ben & Corey / 8:25 / 1053 ft
Su : shakeout 3.1 / 8:19 / 121 ft
total miles : 40.5
I loved the warm weather on Monday! Was glad I had a jog scheduled as well as TRX so I could get outside and enjoy the sunshine in a tank top and shorts!
Mollie designed our track workout on Tuesday. We jogged over to the track from the brewery for our warm up. Then we did 8 x 300 at 75 % effort, with 2 minutes rest in between. I was surprised at how consistent I was able to stay. We started each 300 together, and the rest started when the last person crossed the line each time (me). My times : 63 ,62, 62, 62, 61, 62, 63, 62. My last one would have been faster, but Ben took off like a rocket, determined to beat Corey on the last one, and laughing slowed me down... Then we did 2 x 50 at a dead sprint. We didn't really measure out the "50," we just picked the beginning and end of the bleachers on the back straightaway because it looked approximately 50 meters long. I did both my 50s in 9 seconds.
Wednesday's workout, 7 rounds of 7 exercises. 2 minutes between rounds.
Thursday, another gorgeous warm day for a run.
Saturday's long run. Before, during, after, and aftermath.
I finally took the tags off the camelbak I bought 3 years ago and put it to use!
Here's the plan for the upcoming week :
M : yoga/pilates
T : Track Tuesday (hoping for longer intervals at an easier pace)
W : abs & arms
R : 8-10
F : TRX
Sa : 10-12
Su : shakeout or rest