Another week of Marathon training in the bags and lets just say this was one of those AHHHHAAA moments. Everything seem to click and I felt good about following at training plan. Bring on the mileage and lets make 2017 a year to remember. Temperatures for the week were seasonally warm with a lot of precipitation, as in rain. Sugar melts right?
Monday: Distance run at an easy pace for 35 minutes. Finished up with 6 x 100m strides. Total 5.01 miles
Tuesday: Intervals: 1.5 mile WU run, followed by 8 x 400m at interval pace, with 60 second easy jog. Finished up with a 1.25 mile CD. Total 5.03 miles Intervals (400 m) Splits: 1:34, 1:41, 1:38, 1:38, 1:41, 1:45, 1:37, 1:39
Wednesday: Distance Run at an easy pace (8:20). Total 3.8 miles
Thursday: Rest Day (Sick)
Friday: Run 1: Distance Run (35 minutes) easy pace (8:19). Total 4.2 miles Run 2: Distance Run 41 minutes at easy pace (8:13). Total 5.0 miles
Saturday: Long Run WU 3 miles at easy pace, 6 miles at MP (8:00) and 3 miles CD pace. Total 12.0 miles
Sunday: Rest Day
Total Mileage: 35.04 miles
All in all a very good week for me. Not in the sense of mileage, but how I felt during all of my runs. Intervals were tough and I ended up cutting it short by two 400s, more over due to time than fatigue. Even with getting sick mid-week, I was still able to fit in all my training runs which was a plus. Looking to pick it up next week as my mileage is due to increase. My disappointments for the week, is my staying at my easy pace which is calculated at 8:42 – 8:55. I have a difficult time running that slow, but feel I am doing better, which in turn made for fresh feeling legs.
How did your training go during the week?
What are your thoughts (like/dislike) interval work?
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