Mileage for the week of August 29th – September 4th
Total weekly mileage: 41.25
Total August mileage: 175.5
Total September mileage: 20.5
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 903
8/29 44:16 min./5 mi./8:51 pace
8/30 55:03 min./6 mi./9:11 pace
8/31 31:40 min./4 mi./7:55 pace
50:48 min./5.75 mi./8:49 pace
9/1 33:43 min./4 mi./8:26 pace
9/2 32:34 min./4 mi./8:07 pace
9/3 1:20:43 min./8.5 mi./9:30 pace
9/4 33:06 min./4 mi./8:15 pace
Due to some extra time off the previous week when my knee was acting up, on top of moving my long run for the week to today, I didn’t take any rest days last week. On three of the days I ran harder or a bit longer, including a couple of good hills in there too. The other days were shorter and run at an easy pace. Nicely balanced, I think.
I’ve reconfigured my plan for this week to accommodate a second long run next Sunday. What can I say? I’m a glutton for punishment. (If I stick to said plan, I’ll hit 64 miles this week.) Rest and recovery is high priority so I will take a rest day tomorrow and aim to get as much extra sleep as I can each night.
Also, I’ve decided to play with my macros just a little bit and see what happens. I love nutrition and I love experimenting with my diet. Essentially, on days that I run longer than an hour, I’ll eat more carbs. On the other days, little carbs (including wine… sniff, sniff) and more protein and fat. I don’t want to over think it and I still aim to keep my food choices nutrient-dense but I’m curious to see how it will affect my body and my training since my objective is to lean out a little bit while maintaining muscle and endurance, of course. I’ll report back on that later.
Happy Labor Day, btw, and have a fantastic week!