June 20 – 26, 2016

At long last, back above 40 miles in a week, and I’m feeling really great!

Monday: rest
Tuesday: ran in the morning with Sara (4 miles easy), then did a hill workout on the TM in the afternoon

Wednesday: ran intervals with Sara (4.5 miles total)

Thursday: ran a 6.14mile tempo run with Rev Running: 50 min total, with the last 15 @ HMP. I was targeting 7:15 – 7:25 for the HMP.
1: 8:26
2: 8:32
3: 8:29
4: 8:25
5: 7:23 (you can see where I picked up!)
6: 7:15
7: 7:03
—- average pace: 8:03

Friday: 5 miles with Sara: 1 mile warmup, 3 miles at her HMP, 1 mile cooldown. Her target pace is ~9:09 but she has her Garmin set for a range that lets her go up to 8:51. Her race pace miles? 8:49, 8:52, 8:52. 🙂

Saturday: Long run with Kaydee, Mary and Maureen from Rev Running. 15 miles in 2:15:21 (9:01 pace)

Sunday: Back to Barr Trail! We decided to run an hour up. I got up to 3.5 miles in 1:01:00. Then we had to walk a bit on the way down so I only ran 3.4 down for a total of 6.9miles in 1:40:23.
I felt SO much better on the downhill today! I can tell I’m getting my downhill trail legs back; much more willing to hop over rocks than hold myself back out of fear of tripping. Looking forward to the race in just a few weeks!
1: 16:38
2: 18:10
3: 16:56
4: 13:48 (up and down)
5: 11:40
6: 11:45
.9: 11:10

Compared to last time, my ups were slower but my downs were better!
1: 15:57
2: 17:28
3: 16:42
— bottom 3 back down
8: 11:42
9: 12:37
10: 12:11

Overall: 43.67 miles – most in a long time, and I’m feeling really strong! I definitely think that the shorter, more focused runs are helping!