Monday: Minimal running around while the team ran their relay at Windridge.
Tuesday: 6.75 miles with striders on the track.
Wednesday: 7 miles with 4 by half mile hill at interval pace. Legs after.
Thursday am: 6.65 miles recovery plus arms after.
Thursday pm: 3 miles super easy with the team.
Friday: 6.8 mile regular run plus striders on the track.
Saturday: 8 miles with 3 by mile at tempo pace (6:28, 6:30, 6:23).
Sunday: 6 mile recovery run with Will.
Total Miles: 47.2 miles
Not a bad training week. Getting back into a routine at home and definitely didn’t do as much strength work as I wanted but did get in a reasonable number of miles. I’d been thinking of running the Downtown 10K as my first fall race but sadly, they canceled it this week. Downtown 10K is one of my favorite races of all time and is on an AWESOME course, but apparently interest was too low to keep it going.
Also so excited that cross country is back in full swing. As always, it’s a fantastic group of girls and I’m so excited for them to show off all their hard work from the summer. This was my first summer away from the team but they all motivated each other and are just in awesome shape going into the fall.
For the coming week, my two areas of focus are going to be getting in more strength (UVM has Body Pump now, so I’m really excited to get to a couple of classes) and finding a routine again with nutrition. We didn’t have much food in our house (Will lives on junk when I’m gone…) so I had a very random assortment of food over the last week. Unfortunately, I also have to travel back to Chicago for 24 hours at the end of the week for another set of boards (Step 2 Clinical Skills, which is under protest for a really skewed cost (~2000 if you’re lucky) to benefit (virtually none) ratio). The 9 day schedule let me put a rest day on Friday when I’m actually testing but I’ll definitely have to run on the treadmill in Chicago on Thursday.