I’m modifying Hanson’s again, adding mileage to my easy days; the goal is to top out in the 60-65mpw range this time, whereas last year I topped out just over 50mpw for both my spring and fall marathons. Like last time, I’m planning to build up to an 18 miler for my longest run instead of a 16. I still can’t shake the feeling that 16 is not enough. Hell, 18 seems like not enough!
This week I learned lots of things:
- I can train like a NCAA athlete WITH NCAA athletes on the Armory‘s gorgeous indoor track
- Running in the freezing cold isn’t nearly as unpleasant as I remembered
- Tempo runs are best limited to the Southern part of Central Park, since I’m such a stickler for pace that I almost blew my heart up on the Harlem Hills
- Blizzard schmizzard.
Monday 1/18 – off
Tuesday 1/19 – 12 x 400 at the Armory, half rest (total 6.5)
Wednesday 1/20 – 8 easy in the blustery cold
Thursday 1/21 – 6 mile Tempo (8:12 pace) (total 7.5-ish)
Friday 1/22 – 8 easy
Saturday – 2 miles in the blizzard
Sunday – 10 mile ‘long’ run (9:10-9:30 pace)
Total: 42 miles