Monday: Prorated off day, 7.5 miles.
Tuesday: Big workout day. Warmed up, 8 x 100 meter strides as ins/outs then 4 at tempo pace (heartrate based) with the Central Vermont Runners group, then 8 x 100 meter strides as ins/outs for a total of 9 miles. Legs afterward.
Wednesday: 10 miles around Berlin Pond. So fun to be back on my old stomping grounds.
Thursday: 8 recovery miles with Erin. Feeling really wiped but trying to convince myself to push through the new mileage burden.
Friday: Workout that went surprisingly well! Was exhausted when I hit the track but talked myself into trying one 400 and got in 6 by 400 at (85, 83, 84, 82, 82, 82).
Saturday: 8 miles up a mountain. Literally. Was up at Jay Peak for Sully’s wedding and decided to run up the mountain, which I did for approximately 15 minutes before realizing it was a good way to break my ankle. Ended up getting a lot of elevation gain on the roads around the resort after that.
Sunday: Off day. Exhausted from the wedding, sore from running a ton of elevation then wearing heels. Although I wanted to get some miles in, it seemed stupid to do it on calf muscles that were already cramped.
Total Miles: 50.8
The Good: I got in two great workouts that I feel really good about as well as a midweek long run, which has formerly been a key to fitness for me. I’m also really proud that I kept a positive attitude about my Friday workout and was able to get that workout done even though my legs were exhausted.
The Bad: A little frustrated that I missed my longer run again this week because of scheduling issues. I am not doing a great job of prioritizing running with all my other commitments right now and although that’s the reality of life right now, it still frustrates me!
Wrapping up this rotation this week then off to Chicago on Saturday for a new adventure!