I’m not really sure how a whole week has gone by and I still haven’t gotten caught up on everything. But this weekend has already been a productive one and I am hoping to have more time for blogging over the next few days! The good news is I survived another week of marathon training so at least as I have something to share until I get inspired to write a real post.
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 6:
Monday: Core work and 4.1 easy miles
Tuesday: 8 miles with 6 at tempo pace. Tempo miles were 7:40, 7:35, 7:26, 7:16, 7:16, 7:23. And I ran a new 10k PR…I should probably sign up for a 10k race one of these days…
I also made it back to hot yoga (finally!) on Tuesday night. It felt great.
Wednesday: 4.2 miles easy and strength training
Thursday: 7.58 miles with 4 mile repeats.
I was kind of dreading this workout because it was supposed to be pouring rain all night and into Thursday morning. When I headed out it wasn’t raining but started pretty soon after. Also, the place where I usually do speed work was closed due to a book festival, so I ran along the harbor promenade and streets. I spent most of the workout annoyed about the wind and convincing myself that my GPS had to be wrong because I had to be going faster than it was saying.
Splits ended up being 7:06, 7:13, 7:03, and 7:11. They were actually right where they should have been, but I think with Tuesday’s tempo being practically at that pace I thought I could get them down to 7:00. But all things considered they were right where they needed to be.
Friday: 3.1 miles easy and core work
Saturday: 18 miles at 9:03 pace
I might talk more about this run another day, but for now let’s just say that it was hilly.
It reminded me of exactly why I was so miserable running in the Baltimore Full last year! Rob and I ran together the whole time and I probably would have slowed down more if he wasn’t with me. I think my whole body is going to be struggling from this tough week for a few days.
How were your workouts this week?
What is the hilliest race that you have ever done? (Please warn me so I will never sign up for it!)
What else did I miss this week? Let me know if anything important happened!