Marathon Training Week 10
Travelling has its perks… like a yummy Shawarma buffet!
5 miles (8:06)
9 miles (7:58)
Solo run followed by a group run. I did not plan on 14 miles for the day but I felt fine.
Since it was very windy, we opted for a fartkek-style run. The run was 8 miles total and averaged out to a 7:29 pace. My bf and I ran 2 miles warm up, 3 miles with about 5 X 2 minute intervals (5:30-6:10ish pace), then 4 X 1 minute invervals at a faster pace, followed by a mile cool down. This seemed like a good workout for marathon training because it was a continuous run-no stopping like in a track workout.
It was a monsoon outside so I ran on the treadmill. Because of commitments I broke my run into two segments:
6 miles (9:30ish pace)
4 miles (8:00 pace)
push ups, planks
5 mile continuous run (6:46 average) with 1 mile warm up (still a fast 7:39), 4 miles at tempo (6:58, 6:24, 6:34, 6:21). Then an easy 1.3 mile cool down. This was a great group run. I got up early to do this and was glad I did!
push ups, planks
Friday: Easy Run and X Train
3.7 miles (9:30 pace on the treadmill)
I ran this distance to get my 10 from yesterday… I was 3.7 short!
1 hr elliptical
light arms and abs
I have not been doing elliptical lately but I was staying in a hotel and wanted to take advantage of the gym there.
10 miles (mixed paces)
I started running outside and after a mile decided to turn around. It was very cold and windy and my face was hurting. I am not as tough as I used to be! I did the other 8 miles on the treadmill.
Sunday: Long Steady Run
20 miles (7:31 average)
My schedule called for a 7:30 pace long run. It was very cold but the pace did not feel as bad as I thought it would.
Total miles: 72
This is another all time high mileage week. My hip/butt/IT are much better. However my left calf has been a bit tight lately. It is the same one I strained three years ago… so badly that I could not walk without a limp for a month. I will have to take care of that now-it’s always something!