This was a hot and humid week, but still a pretty good one. Hopefully running in this weather will make the cooler weather feel easier!
Here’s how week 3 looked:
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week of 8/31-9/6:
Sunday 8/31: Rest: Wine, compression, and Divergent
Monday 9/1: 6.2 miles easy (9:47 pace), core
Tuesday 9/2: 6.3 miles with 3 at 7:59, 7:56, 7:54, and 6 hill repeats (average overall pace 8:46), PM: 60 minutes hot yoga
Wednesday 9/3: 3.31 miles easy (9:25 pace), strength workout
Thursday 9/4: 7.1 miles with 7 x 800s (3:27, 3:25, 3:27, 3:20, 3:31, 3:28, 3:28) (average overall pace 8:16)
Friday 9/5: 3 miles easy (didn’t track pace), core
Saturday 9/6: 12.7 miles (Baltimore Running Festival training run) (8:40 pace with last 3 miles @ 7:59, 8:00, 7:51) I can’t even begin to complain about all the things that made this run ridiculously hard- maybe more on that another day.
Total: 38.61 miles
This weekly mileage was a little bump up from the last few, even though my long run was cut back a little. This was my third week of doing similar workouts and it was nice to be able to see some progress. The 800s were definitely the hardest workout of the week and I am glad to be done with them for now but I could definitely see improvement each week as I was able to hold the same pace but add on another set.
Next week will be mile repeats and tempo runs- a whole new kind of fun! I’m sure I will be dreading those workouts soon enough.
How were your workouts this week?
Did you feel like the humidity causes you to slow down?