Week 2 of CIM training was a rough one. The previous week‘s high mileage took its toll. So it seems as if Week 2 was just a lot of mehh runs…nothing special. But technically, that was the plan. I didn’t have any speed workouts on the schedule anyways and it was just meant to be another week of building mileage. But in the end, mileage was a bit less than hoped/than Week 1.
Monday – OFF
Tuesday – 6.1 miles
Just my “normal” route, without a watch. Mainly because it was not charged and my charger was at work.
Wednesday – 9 miles @ 8:00 avg
I got this run in RIGHT before the rain started!
And the watch was charged, which means I get the pleasure of giving you my splits: 8:18, 8:00, 8:01, 8:01, 7:49, 8:16, 7:44, 7:46, 8:04
Thursday – 8.2 miles @ 8:10 avg
This was actually only supposed to be 7 miles today but I was feeling decent so I went a tad further. It was a run-commute home from work. I’ve been doing that a lot lately and will give you all the pros and cons at some point here soon. I listened the majority of the time to a podcast on the power of brands.
Friday – 5.4 miles @ 8:14 avg
This one was a run-commute to work in the morning. My legs are mucho fatigued…so many miles lately. As a reference point, I only ran a total of 55 miles in all of July. So the building of mileage has been hard, but I’ll be used to it and it will be worth it soon enough I’m sure.
Saturday – 3 miles @ 8:13 avg
I was supposed to do my first run with my new training group!! (More on that soon) But it got rained out due to thunderstorms :( So I ended up just doing a short run in the afternoon after the rain cleared, but it was hot at that point so the long run wasn’t going to happen and my legs were feeling SHOT.
Splits: 8:36, 8:00, 8:02
Sunday – 9.3 miles @ 8:13 avg
So hot and so tired. Not like tired like I want to go to sleep, but tired like my legs just couldn’t do it. Splits were all between 8:10 and 8:20 except for one right at 8:00. I took a lot of water stops/walk & stretch breaks during this. And my iPod was not cooperating. So it was just a bad run all around.
Total – 41 miles
The “failed” long run was obviously not how I wanted to close out the week, but still above 40 miles and 6 days of running, so those are wins.
Also, I’m still a week behind in my recap as this past week was Week 3 of training, but I do have most of that recap done as well so I should have it posted and be caught up this week. And it was a good one :)
Best run on the week: The 9 mile run on Wednesday
Alcoholic beverages consumed during the week: Just 1…same as last week. But now I can’t remember what it was.
Catching up on my training? Here are the past weeks of CIM 2016 Training:
Week 1 (8/15 – 8/21)
What were your big wins for the week?
How long does it take for your legs to not feel fatigued all the time when increasing mileage?