A Simple Running Log

June 30, 2009

Training for 6/30/09

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 4:36 pm

This morning, I did the 4.5-mile loop starting and ending at my house, but instead of doing one set of intervals for about two miles and then running 2.5 miles at a steady pace home, I did both sets of intervals, covering about 3.5 miles and then running the last mile home at a steady pace.

I decided to do this to increase the challenge of my Tuesday run. I’m not running any farther, just harder. This week, I’m ditching weight training on Wednesday for a trail run, in light of how much I enjoyed it last week, and then Thursday will be a tempo run. Right before I got injured, I did intervals on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a tempo run on Wednesday, and I think that might have been too much. I think the trail run in the middle will be a nice, easy run.

Friday and Monday will still be weight training, Saturday will still be the long run and Sunday will still be the rest day.

Anyway, this morning’s run was pretty tough, and I had to take a couple of walk breaks in between the last few intervals. It was also warm and muggy outside, and I think I may need to start taking water with me on my runs. All I could think about the last mile or so was how thirsty I was.

Since today’s the last day of the month, I’ll take a look back at how it went overall.


  • Week 1 (June 1-6): 21 miles
  • Week 2 (June 7-13): 22 miles
  • Week 3 (June 14-20): 0 miles
  • Week 4 (June 21-27): 8 miles
  • June 28-30: 8 miles

Total: 59 miles

In spite of the injury, which took me completely off running in the third week and severely decreased my running in the fourth as I was recovering, I only ran three fewer miles than in May. I would call this a pretty good increase in average weekly mileage.

Less than 10 weeks until the half marathon! I’m feeling pretty good about it right now.

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