Sunday, December 7, 2014

Long road ahead. 14 week pp training log.

Sunday: 90 min progressive treadmill run. I've been super sick so I ran inside giving myself the option of quitting if I was too sick to continue. Started at 7:20 pace, worked my way down to 6:44 pace. Good run.
Monday: 30 min at a snail pace. Legs really hurt
Tuesday: 9.5 miles, easy pace (7:55-8:05)
Wednesday: 2 mile w/u, 6x1k on mugshots loop (3:39, 3:41, 3:40, 3:42, 3:39, 3:44) 2 mile c/d
Thursday: 11.2 miles easy paced
Friday: legs hurt every where. AM: 20 min. PM: 30 min
Saturday: 13.5 miles, w/ fast miles from 3-12  (6:58, 6:45, 6:45, 4:33 for .66) 5 min water break, 6:37, 6:39, 6:47, 6:48, 4 min water break, 6:38, 2:24 for .35) 

I had planned on running St.Jude but my Achilles, quad, and feet were killing me. I decided to play it safe and run a tempo during my long run instead.

The workout went fine, though I suffered more than I would have liked due to the humidity and warmer temps than normal for this time of year. I'm not as fit as I would like to be, and I've lost a significant amount of leg strength. (And I ran twice as much with this pregnancy- explain that?!) Houston suggested I focus on incorporating more hill work in my schedule for the next few weeks. I guess I probably won't be racing again until late January. Here's to slow progress...

I've been waking most mornings at 4:10am, and putting Patrick to bed at night between 8:30-9:00pm. I don't feel tired, but I'm not sure I'm getting enough sleep for the training I'm putting in. Plus, I'm not napping during the day- I'm at work 8am-5pm. I'm really not sure what my running future holds but I figure I will continue to put in the work and see if I end up back where I once was. Right now, I'm loving the mommy time and enjoyin my kids with whatever free time I have.