Sunday, October 22, 2017

Training blog October 16 to 22

Monday AM hurting couldn't drag my ass out of bed...
PM road 6 with Uta who was in the mood to hammer, had to stop around 5 miles to stretch hip. 37:16.

Tuesday AM 4 miles with Uta, 29:14
PM 5 miles with Melissa and Uta, in around 40mins then 8? strides with jog back recoveries.

Wednesday AM 4 miles, 28:07
PM 6 miles light fartlek, 38:18, light jogging first mile then light fartlek efforts, not even sub 5 min mile pace mixed in for rest of the run.

Thursday AM road 4, 28:33
PM 1.5 mile warm up with a couple of strides, then 3 x mile in cemetery with 3 mins jogging rest, 5:08, 5:05, 5:06, these are a light effort kinda tempo repeats.
Anna for some light xt'ing and massage

Friday AM 4 miles, 27:48
PM 6 miles 38:07

Saturday AM 5.4 miles with Uta and Melissa, 39:57
PM 2 warm up, bunch of drills, 5k threshold tempo run on part of Phillips' fields,  15:57.

Sunday AM on Chelmsford rail trail, 5 mile light progression run after a bunch of drills for warm up, 5:35, 5:33, 5:24, 5:15(with a few seconds lost to a stop to stretch the hip/glute), 4:59

Summary- this is basically how I would like to approach my running until the hip heals up.  The progression run didn't work and because I ran while the hip was locked up pretty good the last half mile or so it left me feeling I had done a bit of damage instead of really feeling fine like I did after all the other runs so I likely won't do this next week.  I may try a couple of 5 mile runs with a 5:00 last mile instead.   We'll see though...


Jacob said...

Hey Nate - it's coming up on the 10 year anniversary of your phenomenal Olympic Trials race. Any chance you'd want to do a post detailing the race, and maybe what your goals were going in and what doors opened up for you afterward? I know you don't have a ton of spare time but I know I'd be really interested in reading that and I'm sure others would be as well.

Nate Jenkins said...

Jacob, I can probably put something together. I used to tell the story of the day pretty regular so I could probably type that without too much thought/time. I'll see what I have for time. In the mean time this is the blog I wrote about the prep for the trials a long while back,

Jacob said...

Sweet. I've looked at that buildup plenty of times and tried to incorporate some of what you did into my own training. The week where you did a 14 mile progression run on Wednesday, 3 x 4 miles @ MP on Friday, and 40K at 95% on Sunday blows my mind.

Nate Jenkins said...

That does seem like a lot, though the progression runs were not the type of effort that would flatten you and the 3x4 was supposed to be 4x4 but I lost coordination. The 40k left me flat for a good 10 days after.