After such big mileage last week, I was a little nervous that my legs and body would be sluggish this week. Thankfully, no. Another solid week of training, hitting all my workouts as planned. The weather mostly cooperated, but hit it out of the park on Saturday for the long run. My two friends, Kate and Sam, that are training for Eugene head into taper after this week, while I still have seven weeks until my race. Continuing to feel strong, hungry, and really excited.
Sunday: 5 easy treadmill miles (9:00 pace), core/upper body
Monday: 10 miles pushing the stroller, core/upper body
Tuesday: 13 miles, treadmill workout. Warm up- 4 miles, 3 x 2-miles @6:40 with 1/4-mile jog recovery between sets, Cool down- 2.5 miles. So, 13 miles on the treadmill is so damn long. Ugh. Even with a good workout to do.
Wednesday: 8 easy treadmill miles (8:25 pace), core/upper body
Thursday: 14 miles. AM- 8 miles with 4 @6:52, PM-6 easy treadmill miles (8:35). Met up with Sam and Kate in a typhoon, which perhaps helped our four at marathon pace go way too fast. I just wanted out of the rain/wind with a cup pf coffee in my hands. Strong day.
Friday: 8 miles, pushing the stroller (8:29 pace), core/upper body.
Saturday: 20 miles with 10 @7:05. Met up with my crew at 5:30am and headed out, our fast sub-elite friend Brad met up with us at mile five. He wanted to get in 15 “easy” (how I wish 7:05 was easy!) and agreed to pace Sam and me for our 10 pace miles. The morning was perfect weather, beautiful scenery, and the random chatter of Brad made the 15 miles with 10@pace fly. He made Sam and I swear not to look at our watches for the pace miles, told us multiple us to “slow down” and kept us entertained. We ended up with the whole 15 with him averaging 7:15 (technical pace for a 3:10 marathon), and the last mile was 6:52. Boom bada bam.
Weekly total: 78 miles
Core/upper body workouts: 4