Summer 2016 week 6:
Monday: 7 miles Horseshoe Meadows Road at Mount Whitney, drills, strides
Tuesday: 8 miles Movie Road at Mount Whitney. Slow + tired. Push-ups + 10 min abs
Wednesday: 6 miles Horseshoe Meadows Road at Mount Whitney
Thursday: 7 miles Santa Clara river trail, drills, strides, 10 min abs
Friday: 3+ mile warm-up, 22 min tempo (6:20-6:30 pace, I think), 3 mile cool down = approx. 10 miles
Saturday: off. Upper body strength + 10 min abs
Sunday: 12 miles @ 7:35 average
Total: 50 miles, 7 mile hike
The first three days of this week were spent at Mount Whitney, and my brother and I woke up at 4:45 am every day to drive down the mountain so I could run! (You rock, bro.) I was definitely very tired while I was there and spent most of the time that I was not training/hiking/eating taking naps. I was still tired on Thursday but expected that.
Flew home on Thursday night so I missed that day’s double (I was supposed to hit 53 miles this week). On Friday, I woke up early for the workout, which surprisingly went okay considering jet lag and travel tiredness. I had a buddy for the warm-up, cool-down, and 16 minutes of the tempo. It was definitely a workout rust-buster and a shock to the body, but we got through it!
On Sunday, I met up with a teammate for the first time since school ended, and we had so much to talk about that the first 9-10 miles flew by! The weather was awesome, too- 65 degrees and cloudy/rainy. Officially hit 12 miles for my long run for the first time!
I stopped at the farmers’ market on the way home and picked up some tomatoes, peaches, arugula, garlic and herb goat cheese, and a fresh baguette. Made crostini for part of my lunch, but while I was at work, my idiot dog ate the rest of the baguette 😦
The upcoming week has 56 miles on the schedule, so another increase in mileage. We’ll see how it goes! I’m truly enjoying summer training since the weather is behaving, but I know that at some point I need to get used to the heat again…