WG Marathon Training Week 7: Overly Average (82 miles)

This training week in a nutshell: overly average.  A good, solid, uneventful week.

Monday: Rest  
Tuesday: 13.2 untimed Nike Core
Wednesday: 10.31 hot  
Thursday: 11.25 with Tim P90X
Friday: 13.2 8:28 pace  
Saturday: 13.2 7:56 pace  
Sunday: 20 mile Long Run  
Total: 82 miles  

 

Thoughts:

After last Sunday’s 20 miler, I woke up with extremely stiff legs on Monday.  I had thought I would be able to do a short shake out run but I ended up not.  My legs just wanted to rest. So that they did.

The next few days were easy and recovery.  It was nice because it was so hot out. On Wednesday I ended up seeing this white deer.  I didn’t know that white deer existed but I guess it makes sense (like white tigers exist).  It was pretty cool!

whitedeer

Instead of adding any formal speed days this week I’ve been adding a few striders into runs.  Right now holding any sort of fast pace is in this heat is overwhelming to me.  Adding a minute or two of striders seems more doable.  I want to get some speed in but for me personally, doing a long tempo in this heat seems impossible right now.  I hope I’ll be able to work into it though.

My Run on Saturday felt really good.  It felt smooth and effortless.  I have found on weeks I don’t do any speed or races, my overall pace increases.

I would say this has been a pretty solid training week for me.

Next week plans:

I am hoping to run a 10k on Saturday.  I don’t plan to do any long runs next week and let my body recover from the last few.   

That’s all I have this week.  It was pretty uneventful but overall a great week of training for me. 

Questions for you:

What is the most interesting animal you have seen on a run (or in the wild)?

For me probably this white deer or the bears I saw in college.