4 miles / 36:20 / 9:05 pace
Just a nice, easy run in the afternoon. Nothing exciting or interesting to talk about!
5 miles / 46:09 / 9:13 paceThis was my first tempo run in a really long time! My goal was to start out easy for 10 minutes, then pick up my pace for the next 20 and cool down for 15 minutes (total of 45 minute run). Of course at 45:00 I was around 4.8 miles so I had to keep going until I hit 5 miles! I ran in a new area of my neighborhood that I haven't explored yet, which was full of rolling hills. This made the tempo portion really challenging to hit certain paces, but I just went by effort. Splits: 9:52, 9:04, 8:43, 9:18, 9:45
4.13 miles / untimedFinal Run Club of the year! We did a really nice loop around Shadyside that wasn't full of hills, and I got to run with a few new and old friends. I didn't run with a watch or music- just chatted and enjoyed the warm fall weather! Afterwards, True Runner sponsored a happy hour at Shady Grove with free beer and pizza.
5.34 miles / 49:10 / 9:12 paceEarly morning run, but it was really warm and humid out. I'm happy that I decided to eat and have lots of water before I left, because it was nearly 70 degrees at 5AM! I did my favorite loop and felt amazing the entire time!
3 hours rock climbing
I'll be talking more about this in tomorrow's post, but I took a belay certification class and climbed for a few hours afterwards! Great workout and it was a ton of fun. I'll definitely be back!
5.26 miles / 44:30 / 8:27 pace
I went running during halftime of the Penn State game, and the weather was perfect at 55 degrees and cloudy. I decided to use my arm sleeves for the first time, and I loved them! I was able to wear a tank top, but I was still warm enough with the sleeves. Towards the end when I got warm, I just rolled them down. For my run, I wanted to do some "at pace" miles for the 5 miler. I was able to get around 8:00/mile for 3 miles which made me happy!
30 minutes Yoga
I did my favorite yoga video in the morning, which always offers great stretches. If you're looking for a great yoga for runners video, check this one out!
6.27 miles / 55:30 / 8:51 pace
It was another gorgeous day, and I just wanted to hit 30 miles for the week and take this run nice and easy. My legs felt surprisingly great, and I ended up running quite a bit faster than I planned! It also turned into a progression run accidentally, with each mile faster than the previous one. First mile was 9:17 and last mile was 8:44. Felt so great the entire time!
How was your week of training?