Hope everyone has had a great start to the new year! Mine, not so much. I ended up feeling sick on Tuesday and I thought I was better on Wednesday but it just got worse. So I ended up taking some much needed rest. Here’s what I did from Coach Dawn’s plan:
Monday – Plan: Easy 5 + 4 x strides after 2.5 miles
+ 4 x drills 2 sets each
Actual: Ran 5 miles with 4x strides after 2.5 miles on New Year’s day, avg. pace 9:02. Also, got the drills in.Tuesday- Plan: 5 easy miles
Actual: Ran 5 early miles, avg. pace 9:08.Wednesday – Plan: Easy 5-6
Actual: I wasn’t feeling well Tuesday afternoon. I had a headache and congestion. Slept in and didn’t get the 5-6 miles but felt better. Got in 3.02 miles before work, avg. pace 9:23.
Thursday – Plan: 15 minutes easy
8 x 45 seconds fast/2:15 easy
Then stop and do drills- 5 drills- with 2 lateral drills. 2 sets each.
15-20 minutes easy
Jay Johnson video 1.
Actual: Rest day. Felt horrible and sick. Seemed to be worse after work Wednesday.
Friday – Plan: Easy 5
Actual: Rest day. Still sick and coughing a lot.Saturday – Plan: 2 miles easy + 4 x strides after 1.5 miles and going into the next set if needed
5 miles 8:55-9:10
5 miles 8:45-55
Actual: Ran easy for an hour and ended up with 6.45 miles, avg. pace 9:17. Felt a lot better.
Sunday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.
Total miles = 19.47 miles. Not the way I wanted to start the new year but oh wells. There’s not much I can do when sick. I am feeling better now so I hope tomorrow’s run goes well. Here’s to a better week ahead!
How’d your week go? Any races coming up?
I finally got to my 2017 Year In Review. Hope you check it out.