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Week 2 – Mohican 50

If you noticed I really only blog about training… exciting I know but its what I like to talk about. Here’s another training log.

Overall, it was a good week. I am not where I’m ultimately hoping to be but that is expected with taking 8+ weeks off any real training. I ended up running every day and I am fine with that. I am working on slowly building up my resistance to be able to handle 10-12 runs a week so 7 runs in 7 days is a step in that process. 

Week 2

  • 7 runs
  • 64 miles
  • 2ish workouts


Monday – 8 miles

Easy/recovery miles from the weekend double. 7:42 pace. I am making a point to slow down my easy runs this cycle.

Tuesday – 7 miles

More easy running. 7:30 pace or so.

Wednesday – 10 Miles

Medium range run. 10 miles…I love that distance. 7:24 pace

Thursday – 7 miles

2 Mile warmup 

4 mile descending tempo. Used the first two miles to work down from 6:40 to 6:11. Ran last two miles @ 6:11 & 6:03 
1 mile cool down. 

I have a lot of work to do to get into any sort of race shape. Happy with the workout though.


Then it was requested that I do a little treadmill maintenance.

  

The problem. 
Fixed. Power still works. Also lubed the deck. Success.

Friday – 8 miles

Recovery run. 7:42 pace

Saturday – 14 miles

Long run day. Steady the whole time. 7:14 pace.

Sunday – 10 Miles

Light hill work with a progressive finish. Doing a workout after my Saturday long run is going to be a staple of the Mohican training. Got in about 800 feet of climbing. 7:12 pace overall. Ran the last four miles faster and faster. 6:40 down to 5:56 at the end. Happy with how the workout went coming off the 14 yesterday.

Like I said, pretty standard week. Liking how I am feeling as I getting comfortable with more running and finally feel back into the swing of things. I’ll probably stay around 65 miles or so for a couple weeks as I absorb and adapt to the training. We’ll see how I feel about things in a couple weeks but I kind of like the doubles on the weekend so far.

Another thing that I am working on this cycle is making sure to “work up and into” my stress sessions. I am trying very hard to ease into them and make sure that I feel strong at the end. I think more often than not people hammer the workout from the beginning and then struggle to complete the workout. I know that I am guilty of that myself… it’ss important both mentally and physically to execute a workout in a building/progressive manner. It’s a delicate balance…the workout needs to be hard enough to cause the stress you need to adapt but its need to be done in a manner that it doesn’t set future training back. The goal is the race and not nailing workouts. Remember that. The race is the goal! 

Non-Running 

Lindsey and Marshall are in Florida this weekend visiting Shelby and Co so I am home alone! Party!!! So naturally I started a new show.. since Breaking Bad is over now for the second time :(. The show you ask? The Wire. I have always heard  great things and I must say it is pretty good so far. I am five episodes in. We are bootlegging an HBO Go subscription from my parents. Yeah that’s right. I have no shame in that.


I also fixed the treadmill. The outlet needed to be fixed. Just call me Bob Villa.

And I kind of miss this guy:


Happy training.
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