Mango’s off-peak base-building training log – 11.27.16 and 12.4.16

After deep consideration and much soul-searching (‘do I really WANT to do two marathons next year?’ ‘No’) I’m pretty much set on my 2017 race calendar: the Providence half marathon in May, looking to PR again, and then a return to marathoning at Baystate again in October. It’ll be my first marathon in three years! Providence half training doesn’t start till January, so my goals for this block till the end of the year are simple:

– Build my base to about 25-30 miles a week with no concern for speedwork or pace
– Get in at least three strength sessions (MYRTLs, squats, core) a week
– Try some new fun classes (ballet, yoga, etc) while I don’t have to worry about soreness taking too much out of my training

This training log brought to you by the bridges of the Charles River
This training log brought to you by the bridges of the Charles River

11/21 to 11/27

Monday – 4 miles
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 5 miles: warmup, 5×1200 w 3min active recovery in between, starting at 8:30 pace and working down to <7:30, cooldown
Thursday – Thanksgiving break
Friday – Friendsgiving leftover shenanigans
Saturday – 4 miles with stroller; 3 miles walking home from a downtown outing later in the afternoon to let kid take a lengthy stroller nap
Sunday – 6.2 miles

My heart is full. So is my stomach. So, so full.
Thanksgiving. My heart is full. So is my stomach. So, so very full. Perhaps the third slice of pie was unwise.

 

11/28 to 12/4

Monday – 2.5 miles
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 3 miles
Thursday – 4.5 miles
Friday – rest
Saturday – 3 miles with stroller
Sunday – 8.1 miles in the no-man’s-land between tempo and easy because it was freeeeeeezing

Tropical transplant to the chilly Northeast. Professional writer and researcher, cantankerous editor, mom to one inquisitive toddler, asker of inconvenient questions.

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