Sunday, September 17, 2017

Buffalo Creek Training Week 5

...and just like that, I'm at the half way point of training.  Things continued to go well this week, with a perfect speed workout to start off the week and another 10 miler to end the week.  In between these two workouts I took a quick trip to Baltimore.  Overall- a successful week.  Here's a look at what I did:




Monday

7 miles / 8:24 pace
Amazing workout today! 8x800m repeats at my half goal pace. Last time I did this workout (back at the beginning of the year) I couldn't finish and pretty much gave up on my training after that. This time around I was nervous but promised myself I would finish. Ended up CRUSHING it! My goal was 4:00 per 800 to meet my goal pace. Ended up running 3:53 for my first repeat, and took a few seconds off each time until I got to a 3:35. I still felt good so for my 8th repeat I went all out and got a 3:10!!  I'm really proud of myself for mentally pushing past this workout and physically having the speed to hit my paces.


Tuesday

5 miles / 9:20 pace
Easy run before work.  I actually talked about this day in a post last week if you want to see what I ate and did all day long!


Wednesday

Stand-Up Paddleboarding / 2 hours
It was such a beautiful day out, so Dan and I headed out to the lake to do some kayaking and paddleboarding.  It was my first time going out on my own board, and it was so much fun!


Thursday

3 miles / 9:46 pace
I went on a nice and easy run around my neighborhood before work.  It's looking so fall-y outside and I'm loving it :)


Friday

Rest Day
I headed to Baltimore with Alexa for Natural Product Expo East on Thursday after work, and we got plenty of exercise by walking all over the city and expo.  I ended up with just under 9 miles for the day!  I'll definitely be talking more about the expo in an upcoming post, but it was such a fun trip with lots of yummy food that we tried out.


Saturday

4 miles / 9:32 pace
Since we were still in Baltimore and staying in Fells Point, I decided to go on an easy run around Patterson Park.  It's a really nice park with lots of paths, parks, and a little lake.  I could have easily done 10 more miles (especially if I ran by the harbor) but kept it short.


Sunday

10 miles / 9:41 pace
Super humid day today but I got it done! Same route as last week's but ended with the lodge loop. Really happy that I took a little time off even if I ended with the hard part!  I even got to see Steffany as she ended her own 10 mile run!


Do you like to run when visiting new cities?
What is your least favorite speed workout?

2 comments:

  1. Oooooh 800s HURT LIKE A BITCH. Nicely done, Gretch! Woohooo!!! I hate all speed work. Actually, I hate it but I love it too. I love the feeling I have afterward when I nailed the paces. I feel like the queen of the world! You are doing AMAZING! I'm so excited for you! 5 weeks!

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  2. I feel the same way about it...love the feeling after but it sucks while you're running!

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