Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hartford Marathon Training Weeks 4 & 5

Well just realized when I went to finish recapping this week, that I forgot to publish Week 4's training.

So here it is, two weeks in one!

Week 4: This was a phenomenal week of greatly executed workouts! Really felt progression

Monday: 6 miles - miles 3/5 under 8:50 pace - 5.11 miles - 9:34, 9:10, 8:30, 8:51, 8:31, 8:05(.11 mile)

Tuesday: 3.5 miles + lifting - 3.5 miles - 9:40, 9:11, 8:50, 8:24

Wednesday: Speedwork - Became rest day since I was at work god awful late.

Thursday: Rest - 8 x 800 repeats - goal pace 2-2:15 - 2.5 miles warm up @ 10:25
800's  4:14, 4:10, 4:06, 4:00, 4:00, 3:57, 3:57, 3:51 - 2.5 miles cool down @ 10:27 - AMAZING workout

Friday: 4 miles + 4 x 1 min stride - 4.5 miles - Garmin died

Saturday: 2 mile warm up - Belmar 5 at MGP - 3 mile cool down - all as planned 2 miles @ 9:43 race: 8:50, 8:56, 9:18, 8:59, 8:55, 7:36 (.07) cool down 3.2 miles @ 9:50

Sunday: Cross train day: biking + swimming

Week 5: This week = the most sucktastic week of training in like a year. This week has me questioning if my goals are too lofty.

Monday: 3 miles + strides / 3.4 miles: 9:25, 9:20, 9:11, 9:06 I also wanted to die in the humidity in this run. I hate it.

Tuesday: Speedwork (5K trial) - 1.5 mile warm up @9:15 / 5K: 8:08, 8:58, 9:41, 8:08 2.5 mile /cool down @ 9:20 - hit pace and then shit just blew up, got hard and I gave up. I straight up walked at points.

Wednesday: Rest day - Elliptical 45 + strength. I needed to get my head together and woke up early (stupid body clock) so decided to gym it.

Thursday: 7 miles with 10 x 30 sec hard - 3.5 miles of suckiness. Head 100% out of the game and dehydration killing me in the  heat and humidity.

Friday: Cross train - Bike 30, Elliptical 45 legs still beat the hell up

Saturday: 4 miles + strides - 4.5 miles that were still effing hard. hating running at this point and questioning everything.

Sunday: 10-11 miles - 12 miles. On the treadmill. It actually wasn't awful. Would do the first 1/2 mile on an incline @ 10:00, then second half speed up to 9:30

Overall - that amazing week of training and hitting paces and building confidence - was 100% killed by this past week. I need to get it out of my head and move forward with the next week because right now all I can think is that no way in hell I am going sub 4, and now doubting if I can run a marathon. Sigh. Must move forward.

1 comment:

  1. CLEARLY you can run a marathon since you've run that distance three times! NYC was just suffering a massive heatwave, you can't let that get to you. I'm sure as the temps go down, you're going to get a lot of confidence back!

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