Another week down. Didn’t have a perfect week of training (missed one day), but got close! Here’s last week’s recap:
Track workout. 1 mile warm up, 8×600 meters with 400 meter jog, 1 mile cooldown.
I followed the paces prescribed in Hansons Marathon Method but couldn’t hit them for all 8. I was supposed to do 600 meters in 3:06 but the last two were 3:10ish. Probably need to slow it down for the next track workout because you aren’t supposed to walk during the recovery jog. Oops.
Tempo run. 1 mile warm up, 5 miles at goal marathon pace, 1 mile cooldown.
So my goal pace is 10:18. I’d love to run a 4:30 marathon considering my last one was in 5:20 due to major bonking. Therefore, 5 miles tempo means 5 miles at 10:18. Not bad at all. Tried to stay within that but went a bit faster…is that bad? I also think mile 4 got all screwed up due to a phone call I got (I use RunKeeper on my phone).
Easy 5 recovery miles.
I had to switch around a few days this week due to going to Atlantic City on Saturday. I was supposed to do 4 on Thursday but ended up doing 5 instead so I’d only have to wake up and do 4 miles before heading to AC on Saturday.
10 miles! Our first double digit run! We felt pretty good…need to work on fueling though, I’m still clueless with how I can fuel better. Here is us post run-
I actually felt so good afterwards. No stiff legs. No shin pain. Nothing! I think my body is getting used to running longer miles finally
Easy 4 recovery miles.
Ok so that day I was feeling the tiredness in my legs. We ran sloooowww, and walked the last mile home. I really just knew my legs needed to take it easy.
Was supposed to do 4 miles but being that I was out the night before and didn’t sleep until 4:30 am, my body just wanted to lay in bed the next day AC was fun though! Minus the fact that I lost my shoes, but that’s a whole other story
I can’t believe we are almost halfway through training. I don’t know how I feel about it. Hansons Marathon Method has us only running up to 16 miles, though a couple of times. I really hope that this works. I do not want to feel miserable during the race again.
How do you fuel for long runs? Gels? Gatorade? Do you get a sloshy feeling in your stomach if you drink too much? I really need to figure this all out!
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