PRR Training Week 3: West Virginia Style

At first I was slightly concerned to go away this past weekend to Tuna’s fam’s house in WVA. This was solely because I didn’t want to do my long run in the hilly mountains. But Tuna promised me we would find somewhere flat so I could get my 6 miles in without dying. I was thinking of going to the high school track, but it would have taken a while to drive there.

So instead, we settled on a much closer field in the neighborhood.

It was PERFECT running weather outside.

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The field had some pros and some cons: it was outdoorsy and super flat, but it was maybe half the size of a track.

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We tried out some dynamic drills to warm-up. Please don’t make fun of me.

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Tuna ran the first few miles around the field with me!  It was a sweet perk that I could plop my handheld on the ground and only grab it when I needed a drink.

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At least I had some scenery..

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…while I went around. And around. And around again. 

This pic is quite hilarious to me.

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I switched directions halfway through so my mind would stay stimulated enough to dodge the deer poop.

It turned out to be a good progression run! 

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Still slow, but I try to remind myself that long runs are supposed to be 30-90 seconds slower than your goal race pace. 

We continued to enjoy the gorgeous views of WVA and finished the night off with salads for dinner. (And a lot of [not pictured] movie-watching snacks, whoops.)

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salads1Week #3 Recap

Monday: rest 

Tuesday: 3 mile run

Wednesday: 2 mile run

Thursday: yoga

Friday: rest

Saturday: 6 mile run, 8-minute abs

Sunday: rest

How was your week of training?

What level will you go to in order to run on FLAT?

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