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.
The field had some pros and some cons: it was outdoorsy and super flat, but it was maybe half the size of a track.
We tried out some dynamic drills to warm-up. Please don’t make fun of me.
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.
At least I had some scenery..
…while I went around. And around. And around again.
This pic is quite hilarious to me.
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!
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.)
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: 2 mile run
Saturday: 6 mile run, 8-minute abs
How was your week of training?
What level will you go to in order to run on FLAT?