It is hard for me to believe I am at the peak of my training for the Wisconsin Marathon, but it is true.
I am trying to figure out my goals and ensure I have a few really solid training weeks.
Monday is my rest day.
Tuesday I was scheduled for a speed workout, but I woke up to more snow and freezing cold weather. So I decided to swap my Tuesday and Wednesday workouts. I had 30 minutes on tap, but I bumped it up to 40 easy on the treadmill – 4.5 miles (8:50 pace).
Wednesday it was still freezing cold, so I had to suck it up and do my intervals on the treadmill. Schedule called for 50 minutes with 3 x 1 mile @ 6:58 pace; .25 mile recoveries. Again, I bumped it up by 10 minutes. 70 minutes / 7.57 miles / 7:56 average pace.
Thursday I had to take an unplanned rest day. I was up bright and early to go to Milwaukee for a deposition and did not get back until almost 8 pm.
Friday I decided to run a double to make up for Thursday’s missed workout. 52 minutes am / 5.9 miles / 8:51 pace; 45 minutes pm / 5.07 / 8:55 pace.
Saturday was a beautiful day. A little windy, but almost 40 degrees. 70 minutes with 12 x .25 mile @ 6:58 pace; .25 recoveries. 8.5 miles / 8:20 average pace.
Sunday I had 3 hours on tap and fortunately it was a gorgeous day, even if a bit crazy windy. Given the heavy load (relative to my recent mileage) the last few days, but legs were toasted by mile 10. 3 hours and two minutes / 20 miles / 9:08 pace.
Total: 7 hours; 30 minutes – 51.5 miles