Here we have it, the second last installment of my (condensed) prep for the Indy Monumental Marathon on November 5. While I haven’t gotten in nearly the volume as my first (failed) training cycle – I am healthy and feeling strong. It’s nearly go time!
Themes from this week:
– The weather sucked, a lot. DC experienced a heatwave for the majority of the week. It was over 80, on numerous occasions, in October. This, to me constitutes a heatwave.
– All the ice cream keeps disappearing from our freezer.
– I like running 70miles with an off day.
Monday: 6mi recovery from yesterday’s dress rehearsal. Not feeling too bad from the first and only 20!
Tuesday: (am) 9mi cruise (7:30s) on a new trail I found. Sweet success!
(pm) PT appointment. Strength/core work.
3.5 mi easy shakeout – why am I running in a sports bra?
Wednesday: Easy 10miles. Fall, WHERE DID YOU GO?!
Thursday: The first time I’ve wanted to cry in a workout in a very long time. I’m talking pre-hiatus long time, like 2010. At 4:45am when I started the warmup it was 72 degrees and 89% humidity. Read: It was pretty ugly.
The workout: 2mi warmup.
GOAL = 4 x 2mi repeats @ 5:54 pace with 2min rest. 4 x 400s @ 75sec
ACTUAL = 2mi: 12:06, 11:53, 11:55. 11:59. 400s: 75, 77, 81, 77
Not awful, but failed to hit my times. But, I managed a 75s 400 after all that so I can’t be too upset. That’s a lie, I was bummed. I called coach after the first reps and tried to negotiate the workout, I was not successful and instead wasted 45seconds whining.
(pm) 40min pool run
Friday: OFF. What? Two days off in two weeks, this is madness … something must be brewing.
Saturday: Easy 10miles with the DCRR along the C&O canal in Georgetown. Hellishly windy, all I have to say about that.
Sunday: Last long run before the big workout! 2hours. A friend was directing a 5k so I hopped in there in the middle of my run for a little but of controlled pace work. I did 8.5miles prior to the race, 3.1mi, and then ran whatever rounds out 16.6miles after. Average pace for the run was 7:16 which included an 18:30 and some change 5k. Managed to beat off all the boys (and girls) for the overall W – it was a good day!
(pm) 30 min pool run
Run – 70miles
Pool run – 70mins
Strength – only what I did at PT, I’ve been slacking in this department of late. You can only do so much.