These training weeks seem to be flying by- but I think that’s a good thing! This was my first week of adding a tempo run and mile repeats. (For the first 3 weeks I did 800s and marathon pace miles/hills as my two mid-week workouts). I also increased the long run distance this week.
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week of 9/7-9/13
Sunday 9/7: Rest
Monday 9/8: 6.63 miles with 3 mile repeats in 7:11 7:08, and 6:40. (Average overall pace 8:01). I don’t have a real quarter mile track to run on so I use my watch to measure the distance. I am not sure that the GPS was spot on because that 6:40 didn’t feel a whole lot harder than the other intervals. I mean it was hard because it was the last one but I didn’t feel like I was going 30 seconds faster. So it may not be totally accurate. Also did lots of core work.
Tuesday 9/9: Strength and 5 easy miles. 30 minutes of at-home Reflexion yoga in the evening.
Wednesday 9/10: 6 mile tempo run with middle 4 at 7:47, 7:43, 7:38, 7:27. I felt strong once I got into the pace (first 1/2 mile it was tough getting started) but ended on an uphill which wore me out. But then I got to enjoy a nice easy downhill as I began my cool-down mile. (Average overall pace 8:08). Core work.
Thursday 9/11: Rest
Friday 9/12: 16 miles fasted (9:13 pace)
Saturday 9/13: 4.16 miles easy with strides (9:09 pace)
Total: 37.79 miles
I have a 5k on Sunday which is why I rearranged my schedule a bit this week. Next week will also be thrown off because I’ll be away at a conference for a few days. I am still making sure to alternate the hard days with an easy or a rest day and I think as long as I continue to do that the rearranging shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
How were your workouts this week?
What’s your priority with rearranging your workouts?