This was probably one of the weirdest weeks of marathon training that I've had in quite some time ever.
Because I have been slowly tacking on the miles and doing long runs, I was abruptly surprised at how lacking
I felt this week. Maybe because that long run gives me such a sense of
pride or my speedwork gives me such an adrenaline rush.... or maybe
because I am glutton for punishment. Either way, this cutback week was
I suppose that means that the training is working, right?
#2-#5 were approximately 10ish weeks of official training so this 16
week training plan is definitely different. Plus, knock on wood, I have
done every single work out that has been on my schedule.
only bad part of this week was the all my runs were on the treadmill.
Partially because it is dark outside after work and partially because I
was really busy with a lot of "life" things this week. I know it isn't
ideal, but at least I got the miles in.
So as unexciting as it is, here are the stats:
Monday: Plan was 7 easy @9:10, Actual was 7 easy @8:57
Wednesday: Plan was 7 easy @9:10, Actual
was 8:57, 8:34, 8:34, 8:00, 8:00, 8:00, last mile was starting at a
7:03 pace and decreasing .1 mph every 1/10th of a mile to 8:00 pace
Friday: Plan was 7 easy @9:10, Actual
was 8:34, 8:34, 8:00, 8:00, 8:00, 7:53, last mile was starting at 7:30
pace and increasing .1 mph every 1/10th of a mile to 6:40 pace
Sunday: Plan was 7 easy @9:10, Actual was 8:34, 8:34, 8:34, 8:23, 8:13, 8:06, 8:00
rented Hood to Coast from Amazon Prime to watch while I ran--that kept
me in high spirits while the hamster wheel droned on. That being said,
I'll be happy to hit the Greenway this week since I won't be quite as
Hard to believe that the big day is less than a month away!