I finished up last week without even realizing that I had made it past the halfway point in my training! So now I have 8 weeks down and 6 to go. It’s weird because 6 weeks still sounds kind of long, but when you factor in the taper that’s not too many more weeks of hard training. However, this is going to be the most challenging part of the training, I think.
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 8 (10/5-10/11)
Monday: 6.5 miles easy (9:15 pace), PM: 75 mins hot yoga
Tuesday: 7.1 miles with 5 at 8min/mile pace and 5 hill repeats (8:10 overall pace), core work
Wednesday: 7 miles with 3 x 12 minutes at 7:15-7:20 pace and 2 min recovery in between sets. (7:49 pace overall)
Thursday: 5 miles easy (9:55 pace), strength workout
Saturday: 20.03 miles (9:01 pace) I will talk all about this run tomorrow!
Total: 45.65 miles
Next week is the Baltimore Running Festival 1/2 marathon, so it will be a lighter week for mileage and workouts. I’m excited for the race because it’s a really fun event, but I think we all know how I feel about the course:) This course was my first 1/2 marathon in 2007 and I ran a 1:53:09. I returned in 2011 as I was training for my first full (Philly!) and ran a 1:53:09. Ha! How does that even happen? And will the streak continue? I don’t think I could possibly match the exact time again if I tried.
How was your week in training?
Ever run the exact same race time?