|Easy run day through Dallas City Park!|
Monday ~ easy day
Tuesday ~ track work 4x800s/HIIT workout
Wednesday ~ 8 miles of tempo work
Thursday ~ easy day/HIIT workout
Friday ~ 16 miles after work
Saturday ~ 10k
Sunday ~ off
Not gonna lie, by the end of the week I was TIRED! Working full time, and trying to get all my workouts in is a struggle. It's easy to come up with excuses not to run! I don't do that now that marathon training has started. After work, I dress down and get the workout done! It's all a mindset! It's still difficult, but I am trying not to allow the excuses right now!
Track work and tempo work was harder this week, but manageable. Thursday it was oddly 61 degrees after work. It made for such an enjoyable easy run through the Dallas City Park.
|Long run (16 miles) through Salem!|
Saturday morning I woke up very tired! The lag of the 16 miler the night before was still there, but I was excited to go meet up with friends for a fun race! I've never ran long the night before a race so I knew this would be interesting!
|Fun morning with Uberthons! Photo Credit:Brian Hartwig Scott|
I came back around to the park area. This time around many 5k people who were now done, were walking around. This did make running difficult. Many didn't move out of the runners way, so a lot of weaving had to be done. As I headed out for the final out and back there were lots more people. There were 5k walkers coming in and some gathering going on at the other end of the park. All of these people were also using parts of the running path. I almost ran into a couple people and it wasn't because I was running fast! It was simply crowded in some areas, going both ways!
I was excited to see the finish line. I totally didn't PR on these tired legs, but I ran hard. It was an excellent training week ending with such a fun race with friends.
I am very excited to get a rest day tomorrow!
|4th female finisher, 2nd in age group 50:28|
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