In my exhilaration over my cold weather racing PR yesterday, I neglected to share with you all my weekly training update. I apologize. I know how you all were holding your breath in anxious anticipation, not wanting to say anything. So on the day that the Boston Marathon officially sold out (about a month ahead of last year’s schedule), here’s how training went for me thus far.
Week #3 (1/12-1/18)
What I Planned:
Tempo Run: 6 total miles with 4 miles at
General Aerobic Run: 8 miles at pace
Recovery Run: 6 miles at
Manhattan Half Marathon: 13.1 miles at race pace
Total week 4 distance: 33 miles
What I Ran:
Tempo Treadmill Run: 6.0 total miles with 4.0 miles at 6:20 pace
General Aerobic Treadmill Run: 8.16 miles at 7
Recovery Run: 6.1 miles at 6
Manhattan Half Marathon: 13.1 miles at 6
Total week 4 distance: 33.6 miles; avg pace – 6
How I Ran:
Most of my runs this week were straight forward and to the point in preparation for the weekend half marathon. I ended with two treadmill runs and two outside runs. Pacing though still remains faster than I’d imagined. All my miles this week came in at under 7:00 min/miles excluding some short warmup tempo miles and the midweek long-ish run. It’ll be interesting to see whether this pattern holds up or if I’d break down first. Training will get tougher with more miles at increasing speeds in the upcoming weeks. All I got to say for myself is. Bring. It. On.!