Monday – Easy 8 miles on the treadmill (average pace – 8:30 min/mile) + 30 Day Shred Level 3
Tuesday – Speed work (total 10 miles) with 3 x 1600 m at 5k race pace with 600 m recovery (average pace – 7:46 min/mile) + 30 Day Shred Level 3
Wednesday – Easy 9 miles on the treadmill (average pace – 8:33 min/mile)
Thursday – 30 Day Shred Level 3
Friday – 12 mile tempo run with 8 miles at marathon pace (average pace – 7:51 min/mile) + 30 Day Shred Level 3
Saturday – 12 mile easy run (average pace – 8:20 min/mile)
Sunday – 12 mile easy run (average pace – 8:10 min/mile)
- The cold/weather snow is back. There’s absolutely nothing we can do about it and I hate that I keep complaining but I would love to run outside more than the 1x/week that I’ve been averaging this week. I’ve gotten fairly used to the treadmill but I’m not running the marathon on a treadmill… although I’d feel more prepared for that than running one outside at this point.
- I finished my speed work cycle this week and will move on to the “strength” runs next week. Strength runs are done at about 10 seconds faster than marathon pace with longer intervals than what I’ve been doing and while they’re difficult, I definitely prefer them to the running at 5k race pace every week. I feel fairly prepared to race a 5k though…
- I bought new running shoes on Saturday and could feel a huge difference when I wore them on Sunday. I was very proactive about shoes this time and bought a pair when I needed them (and not 2-3 weeks after) so I’m feeling pretty good about that. I also stocked up on gels and other nutrition so I should be set for the marathon in April.
- I finished the shred on Friday and I’m feeling pretty good about actually completing the cycle. I plan to recap it soon so I’ll talk about it in more detail then. I decided to take Saturday and Sunday off from strength training as a little break but I plan to start Ripped in 30 this week. Has anyone done it before?
How is everyone’s training going? What’s on your race calendars?