Sunday, March 02, 2014

Weekly training update

Over the past two weeks, we've started hitting a few days of 60+ degree days and even one or two into the 70's. It's definitely starting to feel a lot more like spring, though there's snow predicted for this coming Thursday, so who knows what we'll get! I didn't get any added runs into my week, but I came close to my goal mileage with 14.92 miles (goal: 15-19).

Sunday - pick-up soccer, 3.56 miles. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel and I thought about skipping the day, but since I didn't have a game on Monday, I wanted to at least get out and move around a bit. I was really sore when I first started, but I ended up playing for longer than I expected I would be able to, though I definitely didn't run as much as I normally do.

Monday - off

Tuesday - 7 v 7 soccer, 1.57 miles. We finally had enough players to show up to start the game with a full team! We had two girl subs, so I didn't play as much as usual, but I did set up the second goal for our team and we finished the game tied 2-2. 

Wednesday - 7 v 7 soccer, 2.38 miles. We were definitely a little off for this game and I can't really pinpoint a specific reason, but we weren't talking much on the field and there didn't seem to be a lot of urgency throughout the game. We ended up losing by two, so with only two games left in the season, we're on the fence for making the playoffs.

Thursday - 8 v 8 soccer, .91 miles. The women's league had a team round robin so that all of the teams could have a little practice time playing together before we start the regular season. I played in 2 of the 3 games our team had and given the short field and less than 20 minutes of playing time, I'd say the mileage wasn't too bad.

Friday - off

Saturday - long run, 6.5 miles, 11:05 pace.
  • Mile 1 - 10:31
  • Mile 2 - 11:13
  • Mile 3 - 11:48
  • Mile 4 - 11:30
  • Mile 5 - 10:43
  • Mile 6 - 11:97
  • Last .5 - 10:14
I started off fast, but I really just ran based on feel and didn't worry about the time. The run felt good overall and the last half mile was faster because I skipped my last walk break since I was so close to where I was going to finish.

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


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