Monday, January 02, 2017

December 26 - January 1 Training

Mon: AM - 8.3 miles with 6x20s pick-ups (6:54); PM - 4.7 miles easy (7:37)

Tue: AM - 11.3 miles including 5x1 mile with 300m jog; Started the mile repeats at tempo effort and then work down to 10k effort and then a bit faster towards the end.  It was the first time on the track since before Indy, so the workout was a good rust buster.  Splits were 5:27, 5:24, 5:19, 5:15 and 5:10.  PM - 5.1 miles easy (7:29)

Wed: AM - 8 miles easy (7:13); PM - 5.1 mile easy (8:17); jogging with lunch group.

Thu: AM - 9.3 miles including fartlek of 8x.15 miles fast, .35 miles moderate. Ran the fast segments at sub 5:00 pace and the moderate recovery at 6:15ish pace.  On these fartlek workouts, the moderate recoveries always seem tougher than the fast segments.  The goal of the workout was to run the fast segments slow enough that allows me to recover at the prescribed pace (6:15ish).  I ran all the fast segments at sub 5:00, but on the recoveries I was a little slower than 6:15ish pace for the 2nd and 3rd rep.  Not an excuse, but this was mainly due to the recoveries being on a slight incline.  Ended up running the 4 mile farlek in 23:15, 5:49 pace, and averaged 4:58 / 6:10 pace for the fast / moderate segments.  PM - 6.2 miles easy (7:11)

Fri: AM - 8 miles easy (7:13); PM - 4 miles easy (7:33)

Sat: 20 miles long run with the last 5 miles at sub 5:50 (6:30 overall avg pace). The first 10 miles were rolling hills and the last 10 mostly flat.  Ran comfortably easy for the first 15 miles averaging 6:45 pace.  The last couple miles of the run felt tough, because at that point I was running on fatigue legs.   .7 miles cooldown

Long run splits

Sun: AM: 1.4 easy (10:34); family run to start off the New Year.  6 miles easy (7:30); PM - 3 miles easy (7:44)

Weekly Total: 101.2 miles on 13 runs/7 days
I ended last week at 99.2 miles, and if you combine that with this week's mileage, I averaged 100 miles for the last two weeks.  Not bad considering there's still 15 weeks till Boston.  

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