Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 10th-16th Training

Monday: 9.1 miles (6:37); 6.3 miles (6:55)

Tuesday: 5.9 miles (6:48); 11 miles with attempted workout. Planned on doing 10x2:00 on/off but my quads felt like wet sponges on the first one and I knew I wasn't ready for hard running.  Shouldn't have done the half-marathon/fast trail run combo.

Wednesday: 5.3 miles (6:53). Skipped second run because I had running club after school and then a massage

Thursday: 10 miles with 8x.15 fast with .35 easy (6:10). Ran 4:22 pace on the fast portion.  Legs feel much better, post-massage.  Skipped second run because I had to head to Florida.

Friday: 6.6 miles (7:00); 6.3 miles (7:44)

Saturday: 14.9 miles with 15k race in 45:24. Good effort, considering I expected to run 46:00-46:30. Started out slow and started catching people after 5k.  I felt strong and in control, but I just didn't have the wheels to run faster. Finished 15th overall and beat some tough guys.

Sunday: No running. Travelling and fatherhood

Week Total: 75.4 miles. Good race but not a good week.  My training has been very up and down the past few weeks and as I type this, I've been sick the past two days. I was hoping to get in about 110 miles this week, with a good workout, 5k race, and long run but until I get better, it's up in the air.  I'm far from fit now, so I was hoping for a good week to get ready for Cherry Blossom.  Hopefully I'm not losing fitness because I only had one hard workout last week, with low volume and I may repeat that this week.


  1. Solid race, Scott. Are you definitely planning on heading to DC for the 10 miler?

  2. You know I'm as fickle as they come, but I have already bought my plan ticket.

    1. Nice. It will be interesting to see if the field is as deep as Gate River. My guess is no, but there are always a bunch of Africans in the mix at Cherry Blossom, too. See ya in a few weeks!