Training Week: 4/28 – 5/4

This is from last week but I was happy with my runs and wanted to get it up even if it is a little late for me. I was really surprised at how hard the P90X Core Synergistics workout was. I knew it was challenging but I definitely can tell I need some work in that area.

Evening Run – 3.03 miles @ 8:31 pace
Core Routine & Strength Routine
It was really Hot and Humid today and the evening wasn’t any better plus C stayed home from school with a fever. It was miserably hot {a minor issue here in the South} but a beautiful day! The only issue other than the heat that I had was that I didn’t wear my compression socks. I thought that I would try running without them but big mistake. My calves were hurting a mile in. DON’T try to fix something that isn’t broken. The compression socks work so I will not be running without them again.

Early Morning Run – 5.5 miles
G woke up at 4:30 throwing up :/ At least it got me up and going though and on a side note I think we missed Spring all together. It was super hot with 96% humidity. However, glad I got it done because it will be even worse as the day goes on. During mile 4 I met up with a friend and sprinted one good .2 – .25 mile hill with her. I left her to finish up on her own because after running 4 miles already my legs weren’t prepared for that.
Splits – 8:56, 8:52, 8:34, 8:54, 8:33, 8:48 last .5 with a hill in there

Rest from Running!
P90X Core Synergistics & Hip Strengthening Routine

Evening 2 x 2 mile Tempo Run – 6 miles
I was so glad that the weather was so perfect this evening. I was even more happy that I waited to run till now since it was storming a bit this morning. My legs were a little tight I’m sure from the Core Synergistics I did yesterday. I also had a little weird feeling in my upper glute. Almost like a pinched nerve but it seemed to work itself out after the mile warmup. This was a pretty hard run for me. I found a route that was relatively flat with a slight decline in certain parts on the front end which meant on the back end the incline although minimal felt pretty tough. At the end I probably could have done another mile cool down but my legs were revolting.
Splits: 1 mile WU 8:52, 7:40, 7:31, recovery jog, 7:38. 7:51, recovery jog, 1 mile CD 8:31

Late Evening Run – 3.13 miles @ 8:07 pace
I debated taking a Rest Day but really wanted to get in a good solid full week of runs. Since I was at the High School I just ran the track after working. Tracks are obviously not my thing, at least for longer runs (not that 3 miles is long), I was bored out of my mind. The monotony is mind numbing. This was however my first real run on a track so I was glad I did it.
Splits – 8:16, 8:01, 8:07, 7:45 (last .13)

Early Morning Long Run – 12 miles
I wish I would have pushed it a little more on this but my legs were really tired. I ran the first 9 with my neighbor and the last 3 alone so I picked up the speed and actually felt much more comfortable. It was a very nice morning so I was glad I could get in the long run on a Saturday for a change.
Splits – 9:36, 9:45, 9:24, 9:23, 9:24, 9:38, 9:22, 9:20, 9:23, 8:55, 8:58, 8:30


Weekly Tally – 5 runs
29.66 miles, 2 x Core, 1 x Hip Strength, 1 x Strength


  1. says

    Great job on getting a solid week of runs in! You should think about doing a track race sometime. I think you may like it if you had other people and the race mindset. It’s definitely a different experience!

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