Shit got real this week and I love it. Lifelong Endurance really has committed to prepping me physically to run my goal. Ten weeks til Jack & Jill. Lots of work to do, both physically and mentally, but things are going really well.
Monday, May 14th – easy day
10k by myself on the Cannery Road and then 5k trail with Pippa!
Tuesday, May 15th – hard day
- 5k easy
- 10 x [30 sec hard, 2:30 relaxed]
- 3k easy
There was no designated pace for the “hard” parts, so I ran hard! It felt good and it was far more challenging than I expected. The 2:30 recoveries seemed generous at first glance but I needed it!
Then, swimming lesson! First of four. It was really fun and helpful.
Last but not least, a session with Kristen! Good variety and lots of legs!
Wednesday, May 16th – recovery day
This was the least motivated I’ve felt in a very long time! It wasn’t until 8:30pm that I got on the recumbent bike for 30 minutes. My ass went numb so I got off and stretched for a bit, then put in another half an hour for my hour of cross-training. That was all.
Thursday, May 17th – easy day
10k aerobic – struggle!
So tired and SO sore! Like, so tired and sore that it felt like I forgot how to run, and I’m sure not remembering how to run didn’t help me along. LOL. Days like this happen I guess.
Friday, May 18th – hard day
One of my favourite workouts! I got up and got this done right away, which was the perfect way to start my four-day weekend!
3k warm-up, 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1, 3k cool-down
- 1 = one minute ~5k pace, one minute easy
- 2 = two minutes ~10k pace, two minutes easy
- 3 = three minutes ~half marathon pace, three minutes easy
Later that afternoon once I was at Lakelse, I suited up in my wetsuit and did a little open-water practice. I’m so glad I brought my swimming stuff because I forgot how different it feels to swim in the lake. Every single lake practice I can get in will be super valuable for the triathlon.
Saturday, May 19th – easy day
Jess met me out at Lakelse at the cabin and we headed out for 10k along Highway 37. Together we put in 10k (longer than I was supposed to run..but took it easy) and then she continued on for her 30k total!
In the afternoon I basically did the exact same swim as the day before.
Sunday, May 20th – long run day!
Omg. Check this one out.
- 10k easy
- 8k alternating between 90 sec ~10k pace, 90 sec easy
- 3k easy
- 5k ~half marathon pace
I woke up in our trailer really tired and unmotivated. The first seven kilometers were on dirt road which was an awesome warm up. This whole run went pretty well until I got to the last section. My problem callous foot was on fking fire and I was generally hurtin overall. It probably didn’t help that I was wasting energy carefully running on a skinny highway shoulder to not be a dickhead pedestrian. I was also changing directions to avoid a big hill LOL. Oh well. Overall it went really well for a long workout on Maylong weekend out of town.
Stoked to keep this all going! Done work in ten days which is going to be so helpful for accommodating better warm-ups, recovery, naps and meal-prep!
WEEKLY MILEAGE: 87 km! Getting up there!
ankle is off and on, still icing and doing some mobilizing stuff I found online
kept with my usual pre, during and post-run fueling over the long weekend away, and didn’t let nutrition get as derailed as usual on a camping/cabin weekend.
CURRENTLY READING: Beyond Grit – Cindra Kamphoff
- felt fantastic on Friday’s pyramid workout
- hammered out the mid-run reps no problem on the long run, even with a brutal headwind at times
NEXT RACE: The Skeena River Relay! June 2!