I guess this is the first followup post in a series on training for a spring marathon almost entirely on a treadmill. I’m not that boring. I do try to make it outside once a week. Right now, that once a week is Sunday when I meet my running club gang. They run in freezing rain, snowstorms and shine. This week week we ran in a snowstorm, and I went with some faster guys in the front. Seventeen miles with these guys was not my plan. It just sort of happened.
The beginning of the week also didn’t go as planned, but for other reasons.
The week started out with three days off for overtraining prevention after struggling at the end of last week. It might have actually been too much time off, but that’s fine. The lesson to be learned for me, I think, is that I can’t handle running doubles. I can’t split my mileage up and run doubles totaling the same mileage. So, I dumped doubles. Poof! They are gone. No more doubles.
Monday-Wednesday off for overtraining prevention.
Thursday I planned to resume with 3-minute treadmill intervals (roughly 800’s). I ran three then I cut myself off somewhere into the fourth because I felt stale and didn’t need to do them to the point of injury. I choose to have a low risk tolerance for injury. I shouldn’t have started them slightly fast at 10.3mph. Finished 10 miles.
Friday. 10 miles
Saturday 11 miles
Sunday, 17 miles with the running club guys in a snowstorm. It looks like we were somewhere around the 7:20/mi range and sometimes a little faster, plus two group bathroom break stops.
Week: 48 miles + three days off.
Year: 304 miles
How’s your training going?
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