Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 5th-11th Training

Monday: 5 miles (7:14); 4.7 miles (8:05); 5.5 miles (7:16)

Tuesday: 6.8 miles (7:14); 8.1 miles with 8xhill blasts and broke 4:00 pace on a couple of them, for the first time ever (7:28)

Wednesday: 5.4 miles (7:39); 11.5 miles with 5x1 mile with 2:30 jog in 4:43, 4:42, 4:42, 4:43, 4:42.  Solid session and I had to keep the brakes on a bit because I would always run the first half around 4:40 pace. It was really windy outside and I'd usually lose a a couple of seconds on the middle 200m.  Not a bad session because I thought turning over my legs this quickly would be tough at the end of marathon training but it came pretty easily and I recovered well.

Thursday: 10.1 miles (6:36)

Friday: 6.3 miles (7:14); 4.6 miles (8:11); 2.5 miles with 10x100m relaxed (6:53)

Saturday: 6 miles easy to lightly moderate, 2x3 miles at MP with 60s rest, 2 miles cooldown.  It was nasty out there at 50 degrees, strong winds and steady rain.  I started out way too fast and then my watch screwed up, so I had no idea how fast I ran on the first.  On the recovery, I jogged to my car and found a stopwatch and used that...15:27 on the second.  Did not feel very smooth at all on this but I'll blame it on the weather and the taper (everyone blames everything on the taper).  At least I found $20 on the track.

Sunday: 9 miles (6:24); 3.2 miles (7:33)

Week Total=91.7 miles. I enjoyed the lower mileage and am looking forward to even more of a drop next week.  Now, I just can't get sick!

I've become extremely lazy with updating non-training log stuff but I'll post two things before the marathon next weekend: an overview of my training and how it's changed since my last marathon race (Houston 2014) and then my race plan/thoughts going into the Chicago Marathon

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