Cayenne’s Training Log 8.6.17

Marathon Training Week 9

I’m taking this training cycle extremely seriously.

Monday: Easy/off

1 slow treadmill mile

light arms, abs

I only ran one mile because I tried to run on the treadmill after eating-bad idea.

Tuesday: Speed

a.m. 5 miles (8:09)

p.m. speed work: 1.5 mile warm up, 2 X 1600 (5:56, 6:04), 2 X 800 (2:57, 2:59), 4 X 200 (39, 41, 40, 40),  1 mile cool down

I went out too fast on the first 1600 but hey, it was a one mile (1600-close enough) PR!  I crashed a little throughout the workout but this crash/burn type of workout is good to do now and then.

push ups, planks

Wednesday: Run

a.m. 7.5 miles with hills (8:17)

p.m. 4. 5 easy miles (8:48)

Thursday: Tempo

1 mile warm up, 5 miles at tempo (6:47 average), 1.5 mile cool down

I crashed a little from mile 3 due to fatigue, elevation and a side stitch (no more peanut butter before runs!).  It was still a good workout.

p.m. 4.5 mile recovery run (8:27)

arms, abs, legs

Friday: Easy run

7 miles (8:10)

Saturday: Long run

20 miles (7:39)

I finally completed a quicker paced long run.  We started with an uphill first mile at a 9 minute pace.  I ran some 7:15’s in the middle but tried to maintain a steady 7:30 pace.  I slowed a little on the uphills but finished with a strong 7:11 mile.

Sunday: Easy run

8 miles (8:16)

Total Miles: 70

This was a good week of running.  I was fatigued by the end but I had some quality runs and a decent amount of miles. I have the first of (maybe) two summer half marathons next week.    The first one is harder but hopefully I am getting in better shape each week.  I hope to beat my course PR of 1:29 on the first one, and 1:26 on the second (flatter) one three weeks later.  I am seeing how the first race goes before I commit to the second one!

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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  1. Congrats on the 1 mile PR! Solid week of running- and seriously though…you can drink beer and still be seriously training- don’t let anyone make you think otherwise!