Monday: A very easy run with Maisy. My stupid Garmin froze so we winged it and ran a neighborhood. Ended up with 2.87 miles
Tuesday: My first appointment with my Chiropractor, Dr. Ray at Sicilia Chiropractic. Appointment went great, you can read about it here. Was hoping to get in a longer run, but ended up with another easy 2.3 miles.
Wednesday: Took the day off. I felt like my body needed a breather.
Thursday: Easy 7...no cross training
Friday: Easy 5....Nixed the tempo run
Sunday: 16 mile progression run. I wasn't sure how my knee or hip would feel so I figured as long as I got 10 miles in I would be good. I felt GREAT so I kept on going. I love it when I have workouts like this because it gives me that boost of confidence that I lack a lot when it comes to my running. Days like this make me think that I need a coach, but I am sure that my hubby would not spring for that expense.
After looking at my splits I am pretty impressed with how well I handled the negative splits. Each mile except for #4 & #5 were faster than the previous. I think that progression runs might just be my favorite workout! This run also marks the longest I have EVER run on my treadmill. You wanna know what? It wasn't bad at all! I actually enjoyed it. I made a new play list on my Amazon Cloud Player so I was rockin' out and the miles flew by.
Total weekly mileage: 33 miles
Questions for you:
Do you have a coach? Has a coach helped you progress with your running? Has it been worth the expense? Are you coached through an online program?
Do you like progression runs? If not, what is your favorite long run workout?