Morning Run – 6.52 Miles and Strength Training
Another morning run day. I was going to run 8 miles, but the plan changed at the last minute due to the fact that I got up a bit late. Also, I would have not made it home in time for the scheduled maintenance in my apartment if I did run 8 miles. So, I cut my run short, but unfortunately, the maintenance guys never showed up.
However, I am rather pleased about the average pace of 7:20. Frankly, as I started running, I didn’t feel like my body got enough rest. But the average pace turned out to be better than yesterday’s. And it definitely is under 7:26, which is my ultimate goal to be qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Distance and elevation wise, it was same as yesterday’s.
The only thing that I see I did differently today was the 3rd mile average pace, which was under 7 minutes. Of course, I fell back immediately in the next mile down to 7:29. I am glad that I was able to keep 3 miles under 7:20 though.
In the evening I stopped by Adventure 16 on Pico Blvd. and picked up a couple of packets of energy gels – Gu Tri-Berry and Clif Shots Razz, which I will take this Saturday when I run 18 miles along with Pocket Fuel. My plan is to take one in every half hour. Of course, it’ll be more than 2 hours, but since Pocket Fuel is 2 serving per container, it should be enough.
Today’s strength training consisted of core and lower-body for glutes, hamstrings and quads.
- Core – Crunches, planks, push-ups
- Lower-body – bodyweight squats, single-leg deadlifts, single-leg squats
How is your run today? Did you see progress? Did you do strength training today?
Thanks you for reading.