Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ready or Not, It's October!

This weekend running around the 'hood, I realized we are solidly in October, evinced by Halloween decorating the houses!
This is one of my favorite houses around--in Cardiff. And they always do awesome Halloween and Christmas displays. 
It's October 14 . . . wow, the Silver Strand half is less than a month away!! I'm sticking to the training plan, completing each workout. But I still feel many miles (or, more accurately, MPHs) away from my goal.

But this week, I got in a lot of speedy miles. Out of 25 miles this week, 11 were at a 6-7 pace. I was pissed at my mental weakness in the 5K tuneup race I ran on Sunday, and I knew it was wrong when I was doing those extra fast miles. But I pressed on. I am so lucky I didn't injury myself!

Week 6 (10/6-10/14):  25.7 miles

Saturday (10/6): Taking it easy before the Girl Scouts 5K. Ran 3.5 miles through Del Mar. Played an hour of tennis.

Sunday (10/7): Tune up race! I ran the Girl Scouts New Day 5K. Results: 20:33, 1st in age group, 3rd female overall. Then I ran 6 miles slow in Mission Bay.

Monday (10/8): 4 x 1 mile at 6:48 (treadmilling it); yoga.

Tuesday (10/9): core workout.

Wednesday (10/10): Speed workout on treadmill. 9 x 0.5 miles at 6:27. Temping the speed gods last week, I mocked them by saying my speed workouts are barely challenging. And I was struck down. Although I easily completed the 9 intervals, the next day my legs were DEAD.

Thursday (10/11): Legs/plyo. Jumping with DEAD legs made for an interesting plyo workout . . . mostly stuck to weights.

Friday (10/12): Rest day.



  1. I don't know how you can combine speed and plyo like that! My legs would be useless for the week. Nicely done.

    1. Not very successfully! I have never run this many fast miles in a week! And I am still feeling it...