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Weekly Workouts – Last Week Today – August 28

fontover_201671013354641-1.jpgHad 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.

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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)

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Friday – Rest.

Saturday – 6 miles easy effort (average pace 11:04)

Total miles = 31.5


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap; and Nicole, Annmarie, Jen, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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14 Comments

  1. HoHo Runs

    I think you have a much better attitude about your steamy runs than I do! LOL. Great job on Sunday’s LSD. Isn’t it crazy how much math a run involves? Even with a GPS watch, I still am constantly calculating. In a race? It’s like I get too tired or frazzled to do math correctly! I haven’t run 5 days a week in a while. I’m a little gun shy after my injury last year and have filled the void with other activities (like cycling). I wouldn’t worry about keeping it at 4 days. Thanks for linking, Vicki!

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  2. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness

    Today was the first night I actually noticed that it is getting darker earlier. This summer there were evenings when I was just going to start my run at 8:30 pm! I guess those days are over..lol

    Good job getting all those miles in even in the humidity!

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  3. kimmythevegan

    I am really not enjoying the shorter days. I get up early to run and the sun has started sleeping in much later than me :/
    You are doing great with your running! You are going to kick this half marathon’s butt!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  4. Jennifer LE (@runningwithpugs)

    Looks like a great week! Fabulous miles you logged, too! I love/hate when I mess up my math and get in an extra mile. 🙂

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. Jen Rawson, RD (@PrettyLilGrub)

    I think you know your body best. I know 5 days a week for me is too much. My body feels too fatigued to get in my key workouts if I try that.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Yea… I really think 4 is my happy spot.

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  6. fitfoodiemama

    Hooray for an amazing week of running!!!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  7. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Way to go!! I think 4 days is plenty – in fact, my plan only has me running 3x per week! I’m also surprised at how dark it’s starting to get. I went out for a run around 6:30pm last night and it was dark by the end of it!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  8. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin.com

    Great job with your training, sometimes the hardest thing we do is have to listen to our body and give it a break. Sounds like you did that just fine! Thanks for linking up with us each week Vicki!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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