Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 8 of 16 Marathon Training

Monday Feb 7
AM 6 miles, 42min
PM 12 miles, 1:23min, hurdle drills + speed drills

Tuesday Feb 8
AM 8 miles, 57min
PM 12 miles, 1:13min
track workout 6xmile with floating 400rest at 6min per mile

Wednesday Feb 9
AM 6 miles, 42min
PM 12 miles, 1:22min, hurdle drills

Thursday Feb 10
AM 6 miles, 42min
PM 12 miles, 1:25min

Friday Feb 11
AM 6 miles, 42min
PM 8 miles, 59min, speed drills + strides

Saturday Feb 12
17 miles, 1:58min
Valentine 3k: 8:12.19 (5th)
Slow first 1k. Splits 2:49, 2:40.6, 2:42

Sunday Feb 13
25 miles, 2:52min on Boston marathon course

130 miles

This week was sort of a missed opportunity to run fast. Although, I am putting my full attention towards training for the marathon, I feel like I could have "squeezed in" another PR on the track. I was looking to running something in the low 8min range. Unfortunately, the seeded heat was very crowded causing a lot of confusion for the first 1400m which resulted in slow pacing and a lot of running in lane 2. I I got kind of impatient and made a move from last to third in just one lap (at around 2:50 into the video above). That move cost me a lot because it was a a 31.5 from lane 2-3. I am satisfied with my effort but looking forward to running faster times in the future once I get back to the track.

Now back to marathon stuff. I'm halfway through, but the specific training starts this upcoming week. I think I finally have the wheels under me to allow MP to feel much easier. Now I need to get mentally tough in handling long tempos and longer intervals that I've never done before. Stay tuned because the next couple of weeks are going to be exciting!