It is hard to believe the marathon will be here in just 7 shorts weeks. That also means there is less than 7 weeks of school (We actually have 21 days but who is counting right:) Training has been going really well. I have been able to get in two weeks of quality miles. For the marathon I am using the training plan that Grandma’s provided on their website. This training plan has some weeks where the mileage is goes as high as 65-70. Yikes! For week 10 the training schedule had 65 miles. Instead of trying so hard to just get in 65 miles because that is what the training program said I focused on putting in quality miles. I am very thankful for the group of runners I have been able to train with. These people have become great friends! It is unreal how beneficial the winter base mileage has helped our training. Also, even though I hate doing track workouts I know the workouts are making me a better runner and getting me closer to that sub 3:30.
This is the running quote that my best friend and I (We were totally awesome co-captains) put on the back of our shirts our senior year of high school XC. It is so true!
I apologize if this running stuff does not interest you. I am wanting to document what I do throughout training for the marathon to be able to learn and become a better runner. I have also been documenting my miles on dailymiles.com.
Week 10:Monday: Ran 5.11 mi
Tuesday: Ran 6.19 mi ( tempo- 7:54 pace)
Wednesday:Ran 6.1 mi (3 Yasso 800’s at the track)
Friday:Ran 9.07 mi
Saturday:19.77 mi/3.1 mi
Total Miles: 55
Week 11: (Currently)
Tuesday: 9 miles ( Tempo- 7:41 pace) Run with the morning group.
Wednesday: 8 miles + 3 (8 Yasso 800’s slips were 3:22, 3:10, 3:18, 3:15, 3:14,3:12, 3:13, and 3:08 for an average of 3:14.) Then during our inservice we had some “stress” free time to exercise so I as fortunate to run with another teacher. It was the best feeling ever. I wish we could do this every day.
Thursday: 8 miles
Total miles planned: 61 miles