This week was a recovery week so I got to take it easy. It was nice because I spent more days running outside than on the treadmill. When I have long runs during this training where I’ve had more miles outside than inside, but this being more actual days shows that spring is finally here! The weather has been amazing. Even my runs in the morning with a brisk wind and 30 degrees have been such a change that it feels like a heat wave.
And with my outdoor time I played around with my easy miles and turned them into negative splits. Perhaps this means they weren’t “easy” runs, but I figured as long as I felt good and not strained that it was all good.
I also got to do a 5K today (Sunday) and although I didn’t break my PR I felt very strong and have some ideas how to work on the next race.
Here is how the week looked:
M: Bike Easy 30 Mins, Strength Training: abs, legs, push ups
T: Bike Easy 20 Mins (Warm Up), 4 Miles Easy Run
F: 5 Miles Easy Run (splits: 10:02, 9:54, 9:40, 9:13, 8:38)
Sa: 5 Miles Easy Run (splits: 9:17, 9:10, 9:04, 8:54, 8:35)
Su: .75 Miles Warm Up Run, 3.1 Miles Race
Total Mileage: 17.85