WG Marathon Week 2: Change of Pace (77 miles)
Training this week has been a bit different then what I anticipated. I had thought I was going to run a 5k on Saturday but then decided to wait and run a 5k on Memorial Day (so that’s what I plan to do tomorrow).
Therefore training became a little bit off. I was still able to get a speed workout, long run and rest. All three of which I think will make up the basics of my marathon training. I almost had to change my marathon choice but you can read about that here.
|Monday:||12.5 easy||Nike Training Club Core Crunch|
|Tuesday:||11.3 (8:40) with Jamal|
|Wednesday:||12.5 7:16 tempo||P90X Abs|
|Friday:||16.25 mile long run|
|Sunday:||12.5 easy with Tim|
All of my easy runs were done easy. I can’t say there was a whole lot of excitement…I just ran. They are just fluff miles I’ve added into my training. Tuesday, I was happy to run with my friend and neighbor Jamal. I haven’t run with anyone in a while so it was really nice to run with my neighbor Jamal. It’s funny because we have talked about running together for a solid 7 months now and we both live within a mile of each other…but then we finally did.
My tempo run went better then expected. My goal is to do a longer tempo run each week (hopefully at some points, it will be my long run). I started out around 7:40 pace and worked down to a couple of miles under 7 minute pace.
My long run went well (I can say that now that I’m finished I guess). I felt decent, I don’t really know what else to say about it. I ran by myself, listened to my newly downloaded Iggy Azealous CD and it was fun. Right now, a 16 mile run feels so difficult to me. I remember during my previous training cycle waking up and running a 15 mile run before breakfast and feeling good! I could not do that at all right now. I can’t wait to progress into this training cycle so I can do that.
So that’s all I have for marathon training week 2. I don’t have any complaints except I wish I had done core once more but laziness got the best of me. I changed my schedule a bit to accommodate my race on Monday.
Week 3 Goals:
I have my race tomorrow. I would really like to be faster than last week. (I mainly signed up for the race in hopes I would be). I’ve already packed my shoes in my car. I’m heading down to VA for wedding things as well as the Run for the Dream Half Marathon. (My last half until the Summer is over). I would like to be around this mileage again.
Questions for you:
Favorite core workout?
How was your week of workouts?