Weekly Running Log Update (11 April 2011 ~ 17 April 2011)

Strong week of training, total of 34 miles running.  Ran intervals on Tuesday (6 X 800s, 400m rest in between intervals – average of 5:45/mile pace), tempo on Thursday (1 mile warm-up, 8 miles tempo, 1 mile cool-down, tempo average of 6:48/mile pace) and a 16 mile long run (averaged 7:13/mile pace) on Sunday.  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I did a KettleWorX workout (for my core training) followed by 20 minutes of yoga.  Saturday was a rest day, only did restorative and relation yoga.

Plan to do a similar week of training this week, but may increase the number of intervals on Tuesday with a shorter rest period in between.  Have a 10K planned in 3 weeks, so this week will probably be the most critical as I plan to try and run the race under 40 minutes.  Haven’t put too much thought into it, but need to begin putting a strategy together on how I plan to run the race – should I go out conservatively and possibly leave some time on the table or go out aggressive and see where it takes me.  A lot of it may depend on the weather, so I probably won’t decide until I get closer to the event.

Links to my training runs this week.

Intervals (7 miles, on treadmill)

Tempo (10 miles)

Long Run (16 miles)

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