Oh, thank God. Week 4 (WHEN did that happen!?) of Wineglass training went a lot better than Weeks 2-3 did.
(That would technically be 30 miles, since 9 were logged in a DailyMile “week,” but I am counting them into Week 3’s training.)
Let’s call this the week I got my shit together.
Tuesday: Easy 4 miles. Ran “naked” (no Garmin or iSmoothRun or clothes…jk) so that pace wouldn’t frustrate me
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: I’d been at Ashley’s farewelling all afternoon, and my Garmin and phone both ended up dying on the track. BUT, 1-1.5 mile warmup (not sure?), 6×800 with 400 rest and 1 mile cooldown. (Related: running out your emotions is…fun?) So, about 5ish.
Friday: After a very emotional week (and speedwork in the heat), I had a nice quiet night and quiet workout with a nice Lotus Hour yoga class. It was filmed for something for their website, which is weird. I unknowingly ended up in the middle of the room right near the camera hanging from the ceiling, and every once in a while I would notice it and stare right up at it. Which I think means I will be cut from any footage with my deer-in-headlights looks. Thank God.
Saturday: I slept like a freaking baby and slept in until almost 10 and had zero desire to hit the heat then, so I waited until much later in the evening and ran 7. Weirdly, lately I’ve really liked running in the evenings. I basically wait as late as possible so that it’s not that hot but I can still get some daylight out of my run. At that point, so many less runners are out and it’s much more peaceful.
Sunday: Fiona and I had quite the slogfest. We started at 7am, but it was still really freaking humid. We took quite a few walk breaks, but still managed to finish around 2:19ish for 14 miles, so around 9:55-10:00 pace. (I used my Garmin and she used iSmoothRun, and they disagree a bit.) Certainly no pace to write home about but still faster than I’ve been in this heat and we finished the miles.
This was the first really on-track week of training, so I feel good about it. Part of it is my body acclimating to the heat and miles, but part of it is definitely my mental tricks that I’m employing. Now, to keep this up for the next 12 weeks!
What are you training for? How was your last week of training?