I am making a strong effort to stick closely to the 10% rule. I have been injury free for a few months now and the last thing I need is to increase my miles too quickly and end up injuring myself again.
6/8/14 - Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Day Elevation Gain - 0
Ran a 10 mile trail run the day before so Sunday has become a regular rest day.
6/9/14 - Planned - 3 miles Actual - 3 miles Elevation Gain - 43 ft
Recovery run/endurance run. Ran at 5pm in about 105* heat and planned to keep my pace really slow just to get the blood flowing in my legs. This was a good recovery run.
6/10/14 - Planned - 3.5 miles Actual - 3.5 miles Elevation Gain - 1300 ft
Trail run before work. Great views when I hit the summit and a ton of elevation gain. This has become my favorite work out each week.
6/11/14 - Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Day Elevation Gain - 0
Usually the day after my hill runs I need another rest day. The rapid uphill and downhill on the trail wreck my legs pretty good so the added rest really helps.
6/12/14 - Planned - 3 miles Actual - 3.5 miles Elevation Gain - 1300 ft
Mrs Schlub took the day off so I jumped at the opportunity to hit the mountain 2 days in the same week.
6/13/14 - Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Elevation Gain - 0
Fridays have become my second dedicated rest day so I have fresh legs for my long runs on Saturday.
6/14/14 - Planned - 13.1 miles Actual - 13.1 miles Elevation Gain - 1450 ft
Fathers Day Half Marathon. Didnt plan very well and the run put a hurting on me. But I finished and now that it's over, I'm pretty pleased with the accomplishment and know what I need to work on moving forward.
Total: Miles - 23.10 miles Elevation Gain - 4093 ft
In my opinion it was a great week. Three trail runs overall, some great elevation gain, and marked the half marathon off my list of distances. Need to work on the mental part of my fitness but if I keep up these trail runs I'm sure I'll be getting a lot of practice.
How was your week last week?? Do you track Sunday to Saturday like I do or follow a different training cycle period (example - 10 day plan)??
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