Wednesday: Upper Fix Extreme in the morning and in the evening, 7 miles with 8 x 400. We started the group workout with a few hill repeats, but they weren’t super intense and the group was kind of goofing off so we didn’t go too hard. Overall this workout was meant to get us ready for the Carlsbad 5000 with some shorter intervals. I was happy that it wasn’t a very tough workout!
- Miles Run: 40
- Strength/Cross Training: 2 hrs 15 min
Wednesday: 8 miles of speedwork with the running club. We did a warm-up and then ran 40 minutes up and down a hill, with 3 minutes hard, 1 min recovery, 3 min hard, 3 min recovery. Becuase M2B is a net decline, this served as some practice running hard downhill as well as strengthening our quads going up. After the hills, we headed back to the flat section for 3 x 800. We were instructed to do them at 1/2 pace, 10k pace and 5k pace, but it was starting to get dark so I couldn’t see my paces on my watch. The first two ended up being around 7:35 pace and the final one I just ran as hard as I could and its as 6:44 pace! This was a tough workout.
- Miles Run: 50
- Strength/Cross Training: 2 hrs 5 min