Sunday, February 23, 2014

Weekly training update

A theme of my weekly training is slightly missed goal totals - this week, I ended up with 23.28 miles (aiming for 26-30 miles). I've decided that I'm going to change up my weekly routine as I'm starting to get into my higher mileage weekly runs and I'm not getting enough mileage out of my soccer games during the week. I usually get the most miles out of my pick-up soccer on Sundays, but I don't think I will be able to keep playing on Sundays after my long runs. I think the soccer games have been helpful in my shorter training weeks, but I want to hit 5-7 miles at least twice during the week, so I will be going from 5 days of soccer down to 2-3 (depending on the week) as my leagues end in the next few weeks. 

Sunday - pick-up soccer, 2.84 miles

Monday - 7 v 7 soccer, 1.66 miles. We started off slow for this game, but ended up winning 9-4, so it was a great way to end our regular season. We're still waiting to hear what the plan is for playoffs, but we should be in a good position.

Tuesday - off

Wednesday - 7 v 7 soccer, 2.03 miles. This was a tough, evenly balanced game. We ended up winning the game 5-4 and scored our last goal with less than 30 seconds left.

Thursday - off

Friday - off

Saturday - long run, 16.75 miles, 13:00 pace.
  • Mile 1 - 12:46
  • Mile 2 - 11:43
  • Mile 3 - 12:22
  • Mile 4 - 11:21
  • Mile 5 - 11:47
  • Mile 6 - 13:31 
  • Mile 7 - 12:31
  • Mile 8 - 14:44 <-- water stop
  • Mile 9 - 12:26
  • Mile 10 - 12:09
  • Mile 11 - 15:09 <-- water stop
  • Mile 12 - 15:01
  • Mile 13 - 12:29
  • Mile 14 - 12:35
  • Mile 15 - 14:37 <-- water stop
  • Mile 16 - 12:32
  • Last .75 - 13:27
As I mentioned yesterday, we started going the wrong direction at 12.9 miles and had to turn around at 13.5 miles, so that was rough mentally, but our group stuck it out together. 

How did your week go? Did you hit your goals?

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