6 mile trail run this morning 👍
Sorry for the serious lack of training posts lately!
7/28: FIRST RUN IN SEATTLE and double day! I wasn’t planning on doubling, but I ended up having to go to the lab pretty early in the morning so I could only fit in three quick miles in the AM.
I’ve been doing some barefoot stuff for the past couple days, because the track near where I’m staying has a great turf soccer field in the center. It’s amazing how being barefoot affects your running. That second mile of my afternoon run (6:18) felt like nothing. I think it’s because being barefoot helps your form, but who knows. Either way, it feels awesome. I’ve never really bought into the barefoot craze, but I think a little bit of barefoot running can be great for training.
AM: 3 miles 7:21 pace (7:31, 7:26, 7:09—last mile barefoot)
PM: 2 miles 6:29 pace (6:43, 6:18—last mile barefoot); 600m drills + 2 x 100m strides (all barefoot)
Total: 5.5 miles
7/29: another unintentional double day because of annoying lab hours…
AM: 3 miles easy (7:26 pace)
PM: a mini track workout! 2 x 1 mile repeats (5:54, 5:41) with 4 min rest in between. The second one was barefoot and man oh man was it easier than the first, even though it was way faster.
Total: 5 miles
This is a 37.5 mile week, and next week will be a 42 mile week…I’m so excited! I should peak at 50 MPW during preseason!
It normally would but they’re careful about they so they award it as a “scholarship” haha. You get a certificate so there’s no confusion.
Yeah, it sucked, but moneyyyyyyyyy is always good!
Thanks so much!!! I love Seattle already. It’s my third time here, but I’ve never stayed for more than a couple days before. I’m staying in the suburbs, but I’m only about a 15-20 minute drive from the city, so it’s not too far away. It’s a great place!
see below again haha
I just asked politely on the first day!! Just say that it would be great if you could run; don’t say that you “need” to. Mentioning something about how your coach gives you a schedule he/she wants you to follow usually helps, too.
I actually got food poisoning the night before haha…so I ended up running around 20:30 bc I had to stop to throw up :(. I still got first out of all the women which means I won $100, so I’m not complaining!