[Sidenote - if Oprah is going to keep doing sit-down interviews with people, shouldn't she have just kept her show going?]
Monday: Easy 6 miles with 4 x 8 second hill sprints
Tuesday: 5 miles with a bit of specific endurance thrown in: 1 mile easy, 1 mile @ 10K pace (around 7 mins/mile), 3 mins easy, 1 Mile @ 10K pace, 1.5 miles easy
Wednesday: An early morning easy 8 miles with the vay witty and fit ChaCha - my first blogger turned real life friend!! (LR#2 doesn't count cos she and I had been slogging it out in the
Thursday: Rest? Cant really remember what I did. And the spreadsheet on which I indulge my anally-retentiveness and track my workouts didn't save properly so I have no record of it. Must have been awesome.
Friday: After discussing it at length with Kristen, I decided it would be a good idea to do a test run for a half marathon coming up. I want to do a tune-up race to see where I am with the half marathon, and this was a practice for the practice run. My goal was to figure out a pace that in the ballpark of my goal race pace (in September), but that I could run without having to take much time off for recovery. I ran 8 miles with 1 mile base pace (about 8:30), 6 miles @ 7:30, then 1 mile base pace. Felt good and not terribly hard. Could I do 7:30 for 13.1 without pushing myself too hard? Still not really sure. Watch this space.
Saturday: Insanity Core Cardio and Balance + 40 mins elliptical (confession: this was a workout completed almost entirely to mitigate the effects of eating a delicious pavlova a friend of mine made in honor of her fave Aussies)
Sunday: complete rest