Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Training Tuesday [8.13.13]

Hey friends! It's Tuesday again, and around here that means I talk about my training! If you're working toward any kind of healthy living goal, feel free to link up and share your progress. Go on, brag about yourself a little!

Workouts this week
Tuesday: Intervals!
Wednesday: Rested
Thursday: Rested
Friday: Ran a hills workout, which always feels difficult but doesn't add up to much distance.
Saturday: Walked around in downtown Lawrence with friends
Sunday: Attempted nine miles, ran 7.5
Monday: Rested

Not much to say about this week. Just trying to keep going. Sunday was a pretty rough run -- this training cycle has been full of them and I'm trying not to think too much about what that means for race day.

Thought of the week:
From Runner's World:
"But first, one crucial point: It’s important to understand that you’ll need to adjust your pace in hot weather, both your training pace and your expected race pace. A smart hydration plan does not mean you can run fast in the heat; you can’t. Smart hydration primarily helps you to run healthy. In the marathon and longer distances, carb-laden drinks can also extend your endurance somewhat. But proper pacing for your fitness and the environmental/geographical conditions is always the most important consideration."

How are your workouts going?


jaime said...

Focus on enjoying your race. It's okay to have bad training runs (I've been there, done that.) Just enjoy the race.

Also, you got 7.5 out of 9. That is not bad at all! :)

Katrin said...

My training is pretty much non-existent and that needs to change! I just don't find the time and motivation right now.

Amanda Bumgarner said...

I read that in Runner's World too! So important to remember that summer running is HARD. Proud of you!

Amy said...

You are still out there, moving, making it happen.
That is something to be proud of!


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