Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Training - 8/19

I told you about the training program I am currently doing using the Runner's World Smart Coach. I prefer this personalized approach to the generic ones you see from time to time. I am currently on week 3 and have my final workouts and mileage for week 2.

Week 2 Projected/Actual

Tuesday - Run 5 mile tempo run, abs/Ran 5.41 tempo run, abs

Wednesday - Rest

Thursday - Run easy 4 miles, abs/Ran 4 miles, abs

Saturday - Run easy 9 miles/Ran 9.64 miles

Sunday - Rest/Tennis with my sister

My Saturday run was ok. Adam wanted to come so we all set out (Hope in the jogging stroller). So I started out slower than I normally do, because the jogging stroller is heavy and hard for anyone to push. After 3 miles, Adam and I split off. I did notice though, it was harder for me to pick up the pace after going slow for 3 miles. Last Saturday, I ran by myself and started off faster and was able to keep that pace for the most part. This week I kept the pace, it was just slower. Something to think about when I am racing.

Week 2 Projected/Actual

Tuesday - 5 mile tempo run, abs/Ran 5.4 mile tempo run, abs

Wednesday - Tennis with my sister

Thursday - 4 mile easy run, abs

Friday - Tennis with my sister

Saturday - Singles tennis match (playoffs, City Finals)

Sunday - 10 mile easy run

Tuesday's tempo run was pretty good. The first mile was a warm-up, then I was supposed to run 3 miles at 8:24 minute pace. Well, I had the jogging stroller with me, so I usually add one minute per mile with it. My 2nd mile (first at tempo pace) was right on, the next mile was a little off then then the last mile was even slower. I did stop with 1.4 miles left (mostly my cool down) and Hope and I were at the park. She loves the swing, so I thought since she runs with me, I should give her some enjoyment out of it. I have to say though, it was hard to start back up after resting for 15 minutes, but worth it to see her face on the swing. She loves it. This is a picture from our vacation, but it's the same as yesterday. She actually fussed when I took her out. That's something new for my 10 month old. She got over it very quickly, but she did actually fuss when I took her out. Funny kid!


  1. She is such a cutie with a great disposition!

  2. She IS so cute! glad that your traning is going well!