One week out from the AJC Peachtree 10k (USA 10k Championships) and I got a chance to step on the track for the first time to get a glimpse of my fitness. Going into the workout I was worried how my legs would respond as they were sore from my work in the weight room the previous day, however, I was pleasantly surprised at the times my legs carried me to. This workout in particular got me excited for the race as I was much further ahead of where I thought I would be and the times were pretty close to the paces I would expect to be required to garner a top five spot. Later in the week, I got a chance to work on some turnover after a pace run which would be handy if I happened to be in a sprint finish.
Another feature in my weekly running is the easy day. This day plays a part in my overall training scheme both mentally and physically. Mentally it’s a day where I get to relax, jog slowly (maybe 40 sec/mile slower) and enjoy the scenery. Physically it gives my body a chance to recover from the pounding I’ve inflicted upon it earlier in the week. Usually I limit the run to an hour and if I’ve been on top of my mileage during the week I’ll get it under half an hour.
|Tuesday||6 x Mile w/1:30 rest 4:34 avg||30||100|
|Friday||36 min PR 4:59 avg & 4 x 300 ~44||35||120|