Monday, October 20, 2014

October 13 - 19 Training

Mon: AM - 8.3 miles easy with 6x30s pickups (6:56).  PM - 4.2 miles easy (7:21)

Tue: AM -  10.1 miles moderate (6:35).  PM - 4.2 miles easy (7:20)

Wed: AM - 9.2 miles easy (7:08); PM - 2.5 miles easy (8:05). short run; got hungry and felt a lack of energy.

Thu: AM - 11.6 miles with 6x1mile Tempo. Goal was to start at 5:35 and slowly work down to 5:30. Splits: 5:32, 5:34, 5:31, 5:28, 5:23, 5:23.  Felt much better hitting the pace compared to last week's 2x3M tempos. Getting adjusted to the altitude;  PM - 4.1 miles easy (7:33)

Fri: 8.1 miles easy (7:13)

Sat: 20.2 miles long run (6:48). Workout was 16 miles at normal long run pace and then the last 4 miles at 6:20-6:00 pace.  Ran in the very early morning hours (3:45am) because I had to be at work by 7:00.  The first 10 were nice and easy in 70min and the next 6 miles at 6:45ish pace.  When I got to the last 4 miles, it was harder than I thought to hit 6:20-6:00 pace. Last 4 miles were 6:24, 5:55, 6:22, 6:43.  Thought that my GPS was messed, but later realized that I was crashing as my shoulders and arms started to tighten up.  

Sun: AM - 5.5 miles easy (7:30); PM - 5 miles easy (7:28)

Weekly Total: 93.1 miles on 12 runs/ 7 days
Another 90+ mile week while working long hours at Fort Bliss.  I've been thinking a lot lately on which marathon I should run.  My initial plan was to run Philly Marathon, but I wasn't sure if I'll be able to put in the marathon training while I was away for work.  Instead, I've decided to run California International Marathon (CIM) on Dec 7.  It will actually give me a few more weeks of marathon specific training, which I'll start this week.    

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