This was my hardest week of training by far. I'm excited to take a step back this upcoming week with lower mileage, a mini vacation, and no races! For now, let's take a look back at my week of workouts.
4 miles (treadmill)
This was a nice and relaxing class. There were a lot of great stretches and breathing exercises. I loved doing this at lunch time!
I headed over to North Park after work to meet up with my friend Jon for a bike ride. I was pretty nervous about riding in the park for the first time, because there are a lot of really serious riders and I'm still learning! It was a lot of fun though and an absolutely perfect day. I think I did a pretty good job, even if a runner passed me at one point...
Thursday4.5 miles / 42:10 / 9:22 pace
For "fast", I started at 7.0 mph and my last rep was at 8.0 mph (7:30 pace). The pace felt good but hard, and it just blows my mind that Suzy ran a marathon last week at a faster pace. That woman is amazing!
5 miles / 44:03 / 8:48 pace
1 mile warm up and cool down
I ran the Butler Road Race 5 miler for my third racing weekend in a row! It was a really tough course on a hot day, so I'm alright with my finish. I was hoping for a faster pace, but my body was just not having it that day.
I took off really early in the morning to beat the heat, and it wasn't too bad out! I went without a watch so I could take it really nice and easy. I was feeling a little sick after my race on Saturday and still feeling it all day on Sunday, so this turned into a really easy run. This was definitely a tough week of training, so I'm fine with this run being slow!