In-season training weeks 5-8 (36, 35, 41, and 41 miles)

Wow, I’m a terrible person because I’m four weeks behind on my training recaps!  So sorry.  College is hard.

I have 20 spare minutes to catch up!

Week 5:

Monday 9/21: 5 miles, strength circuit
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 7:40 pace, abs
Wednesday: 60 min cross training
Thursday: 6 miles, drills, strides, strength circuit, 30 min stationary bike
Friday: 2.75 miles warm-up, 4 mile pace run (6:32, 6:34, 6:16, 6:12), 2.35 mile cool down (Total: 9 miles)
Saturday: off
Sunday: 11 miles

Total: 36 miles running (low b/c hamstring), 90 min cross training

Week 6:

Monday 9/28: 6 miles, drills, strides, strength circuit
Tuesday: First track workout of college! 20 minutes warm-up, 2×800 (3:03, 2:52), 2xmile (6:08, 6:08), 2×800 (2:51, 2:50), 3×400 (82, 80, 80), 12 minutes cool-down.  Total: 9-10 miles.
Wednesday: 60 minutes cross training
Thursday: 6 miles (3o min run, 8 x :60 hard, :30 easy, 6 minute run), strength circuit, 30 minutes cross training
Friday: 4 miles
Saturday: Road race 5k with teammates.  20 minutes warm-up, 5k in 19:21, 10 minute run, 7 x :60 hard, :30 easy, 10 minutes cool down.  Total: 10 miles.
Sunday: 30 minutes biking

Total: 35 miles running (low b/c hamstring), 120 minutes cross training

 

Week 7:

Monday 10/5: 10.2 miles beautiful solo long run @ 7:30 pace (digestive issues though)
Tuesday: 5 miles, strength circuit
Wednesday: 60 minutes cross training
Thursday: AM: 2.6 miles warm-up, fartlek workout (4.5-5 miles), 3 miles cool-down.  PM: 2 miles.  Total: 12 miles.
Friday: 6 miles, drills, strides
Saturday: 8 miles
Sunday: off

Total: 41 miles running, 60 minutes cross training

Week 8:

Monday 10/12: 2.6 miles warm-up, 2.6 miles “brisk”, 2 or 3 x 3:00 hard, 2:00 easy (did not finish the rest of the workout), 12ish minutes cool down (Total 8ish miles)
Tuesday: 6 miles, drills, strides, strength circuit
Wednesday: 60 minutes stationary bike (probably 80 minutes total bike though)
Thursday: 6 miles, drills, strides, yoga, 30 minutes biking
Friday: Pre-meet (4 miles), 4 short strides
Saturday: 2.5 miles warm-up, first 6k race in 22:52, 2.5 miles cool down
Sunday: AM: 5 miles.  PM: 3 miles.

Total: 41 miles running, 110 minutes cross training, 20 minutes yoga

Comments: My hamstring has been bothering me on and off for several weeks, but I’ve pretty much been able to train through it (knock on wood!).  First real (and first 6k) race was on Saturday 10/17!  I’ll recap it next post!

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