It's official. I paid for a campsite at Malibu State Park, where my 25k trail run will be taking place in August. I've never camped before a race, so I feel pretty hardcore doing this. As I stated before, my little brother's running with me for the first time, so I'm pretty stoked.
All my workouts went great this week, but I didn't end up doing my long run because we went camping and I wasn't organized enough to schedule it in. I know that's pretty lame. I thought about doing the mileage this week, but I'm just going to move forward with my schedule.
Last week I did a lot off weight lifting, I had an awesome speed workout, 5 mile run, and a terrific 6 miles rollerblading on the bike trail. I get an F- for my long run though.
Here are my 3 key workouts for this week:
1) 10-20 minute warm-up 2 x (6 x 400m) (1:30 RI) (2:30 RI between sets) 10 minute cool-down (I already did this one yesterday and did a bunch of leg exercises as well.)
2)1 mile easy, 2 miles @ MT pace 1 mile easy, 2 miles @ MT pace 1 mile easy
3)8 miles @ HMP + 15 sec./mile
This is just an outline. I'm less concerned with speed this time around, and more concerned with being able to tackle hills, since this is a trail run, so some of my miles that are supposed to be speedy, I'm going to trade out for running uphill. I plan on cross training with the stepper, maybe rollerblading again, and lifting weights.
The ups and downs of a day.
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