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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About runninginspired

I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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