november miles: week 1

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For the first time in WEEKS, I FINALLY feel like I am caught up on everything!  Ha!  It’s been a couple of busy weeks for sure – and yesterday was the first Sunday we have been able to spend at home, just the 4 of us, in the past 4-5 weeks.  Of course, you’d think that because I’m not nearly as busy, I’d be killing my training schedule.  Ha!  Not so much…

This past week was all about getting caught up on work, the side hustle, and planning for the MANY things I have coming up business + family-wise.  Which meant, I don’t think I ever went to bed earlier than 10:15 any night last week.  So, those 4AM workouts were tough to get out of bed for.  I have a feeling Daylight Saving Time is not going to help with this.  But, I’m ready to tackle another week of SPEED!

These next 8 weeks are going to be all about building up my speed.  Less miles, not nearly as long of long runs, and just trying to get faster.  My big goal for 2017 is to get under 20-minutes for the 5K again.  I have PLENTY of opportunities coming up, now that I registered for our local Frostbite Race series.  I’ve never done one of these full series before – a few of the races here and there – but I’m ready to really push myself this winter.  I’ve fallen IN LOVE with racing again – there’s just something about the adrenaline rush and the competitive atmosphere that I just LOVE so much!  It looks like I will definitely accomplish my goal of 1 race per month in 2016, so I’m thinking maybe trying for a mileage goal in 2017?!  We shall see…

Monday:  Deadlifts 4 x 8 @ 75 lbs

3 rounds:
Run 400m
Swings 21x, 25 lbs
Pushups 12x

Tuesday:  12 x 200 w/ 2:00 rest (2.52 miles @ 6:54/mile)

AMRAP in 10 minutes:
Situps 20x
Squat Cleans 5x

Wednesday:  5K @ 85% 10K pace (3.71 miles @ 8:01/mile)

Thursday:  Tabata Sprints (2.57 miles @ 7:47/mile)

AMRAP in 20 minutes:
Stairs U+D 5x
Swings 15x
Walking Lunges 20x

Friday:  6 x 800 w/ 2:00 rest (4.03 miles @ 6:52/mile)

5 rounds:
Deadlifts 10x
Single-Arm Snatch 10x each arm
Pushups 10x

Saturday:  OFF

Sunday:  5K @ 80% 5K pace (3.08 miles @ 7:42/mile)

Total:  17.93 miles

Total November Miles:  17.93 miles

Year-to-Date:  1,043.74 miles

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