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Weekly Training Rundown April 30-May 6

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Spring race season is hitting its peak, and it feels like summer has taken hold of the weather. Races, training, time off this week? Let's discuss!

Mayo: 18 miles. Didn't quite manage a five-run week but felt quite good while out on the roads during the four runs that I did accomplish.

  • Tuesday: 3 miles (8:21 pace). Got out in the morning, walked into a downpour before I started out.; it's not as nice walking out into rain as it is getting caught in a storm after starting in clear weather. Not a bad run though.
  • Wednesday: 3 miles (8:56 pace). Early morning run around trails near Maryland's campus. Nice reminder of the old trails that I used to run during grad school. Humid.
  • Thursday: 5 miles (8:45 pace). Nice evening run around the monuments.
  • Sunday: 7 miles (8:36 pace). Felt quite good. Had a bit of numbness in my right leg around Mile 5, but overall I felt strong and fresh over the entirety of this one.

Next week: 5/3/4/4/6. Going to transition to five-run weeks for the remainder of the summer. Bumping my long run down a bit in order to segue into more frequent runs.

Cory: 24.5 miles. I am prepping for the Brooklyn Half on May 19, and finally broke double digits on Saturday morning.

  • Monday: 4 miles, 7:54 pace. A good jaunt.
  • Tuesday: 4 miles, 8:21 pace. Not quite as good, but it was the afternoon we launched Pick 6 and I was stress eating.
  • Wednesday: 4.34 miles, 8:03 pace. Went on a run in Dupont Circle/Columbia Heights. This week has been all about getting the miles in.
  • Thursday: 2.25 miles, 7:44 pace. Went to the gym and did leg work for an hour before this run, so I didn't want to overexert.
  • Saturday: 10 miles, 8:31 pace. This was a good measuring stick for what I can expect to do on May 19, so realistically I should be able to finish in 1:45.

Hudson: 4200 yards swimming, 47 miles biking. A pretty lazy week, overall, made somewhat worse by the fact the Ironman 70.3 National Harbor, which I was signed up for, was canceled. Yep, that's the second DC-based tri canceled this summer. And what's strange is that the official site still doesn't have any mention of the cancelation.

  • Monday: 2200-yard swim.
  • Tuesday: 23-mile bike. Took the bike out after work for a ride around Hains Point.
  • Wednesday: 20-minute light strength workout in the morning, with a 2000-yard swim at night.
  • Sunday: ~24-mile bike. Spent about 70 minutes on the bike indoors, followed by a quick 20-minute ride outside.

No runs? No runs. I blame a Thursday happy hour and a Nats game outing Friday night.