Had a great week of running this week. The is my 7th week of training for the Houston Half. My plan has had a 5th running day for the past couple of weeks… it is generally a 3 mile slow run. I have to admit, I haven’t ran the extra day since it has been introduced. My body just has needed rest, and I’m ok with it.
We are back in the pattern of pop-up storms in Houston, it is keeping the temperature down, but boy… the humidity sure makes it steamy.
I am not enjoying the fact that it gets darker so much earlier. In the middle of the summer I was going out at 7:30 and getting back at dusk, but now it seems I’m going out at 6:30 and getting back after dark (my safety office is not thrilled).
Here’s how my week shook out:
Sunday – 13 miles LSD. I had 12 on my plan, but between faulty running math and enjoying the run I got in an extra mile.
Monday – Rest.
Tuesday – 6 miles easy effort + strides (average pace 11:41). This one felt hard… it super soupy out and my legs were not feeling so great.
Wednesday – Rest. I had 3 miles easy on my plan, but my body was exhausted. I opted for foam rolling and rest.
Thursday – 6 miles with 4 miles fast – fast we supposed to be between 10:45-11:40 (fast splits 10:15/10:36/10:31/10:15)
Friday – Rest.
Saturday – 6 miles easy effort (average pace 11:04)
Total miles = 31.5