*SF2HM = San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon
Tues: I decided it was time to add some minor elevation gains to my usually easy Tuesday morning run. I ran up Trestle Glen and did 3 hill repeats at the top (hard effort to the top, jog down, rest for ~1 min). My legs were still a little tired from the week before, so things felt sluggish, but I kept reminding myself that, “The hills pay the bills!”
Stats: 6.3 miles @ 10:53/mile, ~311′ elevation gain + 30 min stretching/rolling
Wed: 7.6 mile bike commute to/from work + 60 min PT exercises/stretching/rolling
Thurs: Tempo run with progression by effort, which you can read about here.
Stats: 6 miles @ 9:23/mile + 30 min stretching/rolling
Fri: 90 min rock climbing
Sat: My soft goal was to run 12 miles in 2 hours. I made it with 24 seconds to spare. 🙂 My other goal was to do a progression run by effort, starting slow-ish and ramp up. I actually did OK on that too, starting with 10:29 for mile 1 and ending with 9:33 for mile 12, but kinda all over the place in between. I had some GI issues at the start, and am beginning to rethink taking a Gu 15-min before my long runs, which I’ve done 2 weeks in a row without much luck. Anyone else have experience with this? I seem to be okay taking fuel once the run starts, so maybe I should just do that.
Stats: 12 miles @ 9:58/mile + ~40 min biking around town
Sun: Lazy Sunday. Woke up to this:
Stats: 30 min stretching/rolling
WEEKLY TOTAL: 24.3 miles + ~5.5 hours climbing, biking, stretching.
How I felt about it: Really solid running week with lots of quality miles. Still skipping core work, which I need to amend this week. A-