Rather uneventful week so I’ll keep most of the post short.
Monday – Strava link here
Nice and easy today after the race on Sunday. The best part about this run was the fact that Cory and I saw a cat squatting in a front yard…didn’t even move when we ran by it.
3.1 miles, 8:30 pace, 142 avg HR + 10min strength
Tuesday – Strava link here
5 miles, 8:29 pace, 151 avg HR, 392 feet of elevation
Wednesday – Strava link here
3 miles, 8:41 pace, 145 avg HR(monitor being goofy)
4x Hill sprint + 10 min strength
Thursday – Strava link here
Tempo today was a little rough. Did 10 min up, 15 @ 6:29 pace, 5~ min down. We got a lot of wind on the first half of the tempo and it beat me up. HR monitor was goofy again, but from the good parts of it, seemed like my HR was where it needed to be, even though I felt terrible during the tempo portion.
Friday – Rest day, 10 min strength
Saturday – Strava link here
DRC Saturday! I was running a little behind like usual, but when I pulled in I was amazed to see how many people showed up!
I’m so proud of how far the Dubuque Running Club has come since Allison and I started this in 2012. We are rounding on four years come May and considering we had about 5 people(mostly family) that came, seeing this makes me happy!
The run was an easy 5(glad it wasn’t a marathon pace) and I felt a bit winded. Turns out the tree pollen is extremely high right now, which could be an indication of why I felt the way I did for the tempo Thursday.
5 miles, 8:11 pace, 166 avg HR(more likely around 155~)
Sunday – Strava link here
Sunday long run with Cory and Dennis. I’m route master for this time around, which is generally a good idea as I keep things interesting. We ended up hitting a lot of elevation and with the pollen, I was having issues breathing still.
We topped off at around 850 feet of elevation gain and I was wondering why I was so tired off this since I’ve done 22 milers with the same amount…and then I realized that 11 miles less stretch for that gain is a little more intense and closer together.
Regardless, its great to get out and get these long runs in again…and it was even 45-50 degrees on the run! Glad to have my Simple Hydration bottle with me!
Week 2 down, 16 to go!