Cayenne’s Training Log 9.10.17

Marathon Training Week 14

The Potato Stomp 9 mile race.

Monday: X Train

30 minute walk

arms, abs

Tuesday: Speed

8.5 miles (7:45)

Within this run, I did 6 X 3 minute intervals on roads, instead of a traditional track workout.  I probably did not complete a full 800 during each 3 minute session, but it was more of an effort based run.

3.5 easy miles (8:46)

push ups, planks

Wednesday: Run

10 miles (8:21)

This was a good hilly course run.

push ups, planks

Thursday:  Tempo

1.2 mile warm up, 5 tempo miles (6:47), 1.5 mile cool down

Friday: Easy run

8 miles (7:50)

arms, abs

This was today’s easy pace.  I love it when an easy pace is sub 8 because it rarely happens.  Normally, easy is in the 8:20-9 minute range.

Saturday: 9 mile race

1 mile warm up, 9 mile race in 58:47, 1 mile cool down

I chose this race as part of my marathon training because it is long and hilly.  My mile splits were completely inconsistent due to the big ups and downs, but here they were: 6:22, 6:07, 6:46, 6:29, 6:44, 6:42, 6:34, 6:40, 6:20.  I was happy with a 6:32 average because it was faster than my half marathon pace on a flat course.  It gave me more confidence for my hilly marathon.  I felt fine at the end, unlike a 5k or a marathon.  I think I like 10k-half marathon distances the best!

Sunday: Long run

13 miles (8:43)

This 8:43 was a trick-the run was part roads, part trails. I am a sissy so I walked the gravel down hills. I was very fatigued by the end and cut it shorter than I had originally planned. It was more of a time on my feet and effort type of run.

push ups, planks

Total Miles: 62

This was a good week of training and racing, although I am still under my original mileage plan. I feel like I have an ok base so the drop shouldn’t affect me too terribly-I hope! My ankles were fine for the most part but tend to flare up on hills or angled roads. However they did not bother me in the race. Maybe I just need to run faster!

I am a dedicated runner and classical musician. I am currently chasing a sub-3 hour marathon (3:00:38 PR). I often feel like the underdog going up against "serious" runners-I took up running after college, I do not have a typical "runner's body type", and I am mostly self-coached. I travel a lot to perform with different orchestras and run when I can, where I can. I love to (over) eat and that is my number one motivation for running! Follow me as I chase my goals!

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