Pepper’s Training Log – 4/27/14

Well the week started off weak. falling a bit behind at work I sacrificed all free time on Monday and Tuesday working the day away. After that things picked up and I did a few doubles to feel better about only get in 5 days of training.

First official week of FIRST 18 week marathon training and my husband and I are both on target and even got in a bonus day (days for him) of easy running.



Wednesday- AM: 13.5 commute to work

PM: Bridge runwith 10 minute WU, 6*1 minute hard, 3 minute easy, 10 minute CD for a total of 44 minutes running. My buddy GP joined in the speedy fun and my husband played “garmin” updating us on our workout schedule throughout.

Thursday- Easy 30 minute run with my husband.

Friday- 8 mile run solo around 8 minute pace in the AM. Probably faster than the FIRST plan intends, but it felt nice to run a bit longer at my old easy pace for the first time in a long time.

Saturday- Easy 16 miles on the bike riding with my sister and picking up groceries. Though I think I got in more of a work out switching out the bike pedals so she could ride my cross bike. There is a reason I am not a LBS mechanic.

Sunday- Masters swim practice, about 3100 yards, and while my kick is still top notch I was informed my stroke is slow, not long enough, and that I don’t breathe enough :) Guess I have a few things I could work on in the pool this year.

Followed the pool workout with the third FIRST key run which was a 6 mile run with a 2 mile tempo in the middle between 10k and HM effort. I thought this would be pretty slow based on the warm up and pre run swim, but surprised myself with a 6:47 average. Not too shabby.

1 week down, 17 to go!

A gal on a mission to save Cuyahoga County streams one storm water facility at a time. An ex runner of many facets including marathons, pacing, ultras and more. Chronic left side issues have me cycling more than running these days but I'm attempting to get back to my running roots.

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