Isn’t this great…I LOVE this!!!! I love the percent daily value at the bottom!!!
This week has definitely not been my week for running though! My running has been totally unorganized to say the least. Here is why
1.My husband has been out-of-town, and while I am able to get my runs in…I need to be flexible about when and how long they are. Maybe it’s just me, but being flexible with runs can be kinda hard. I prefer mornings for sure!!!
2. I ran on Sunday and that is normally my day off. I took last Wed and Thurs off last week because I was having some pain in my leg…that kinda messed up my schedule… so I ran Sun and was hoping to make it till this Sun putting me back on track.
3. rain….remember I am kinda boring and don’t love running in the rain 🙂
So the week has kinda looked like this:
Monday I did 11 miles at about 15 seconds under marathon pace. It was a great run and a definite confidence booster. Since that run it has somewhat chaotic.
Tues I did 5 miles with my girls on bikes. I was okay with this…it was a recovery run so I wasn’t really worried about pace. I was hoping to do 6 or 7 miles, but we got poured on so cut it short :).
Wed was 7 miles at an easy pace. Thurs and Fri is where I got off track.
Thursday was 8 miles an easy pace (a little fast for easy, 8:01). Friday was 7.5 miles at a 8:02 pace. While that is fine one of these days should have either been a long run or a tempo run. I fell into this habit a lot in training for my last marathon. Where I would run tons of miles at the 8 min pace range and not do the faster runs or the recovery runs.
Friday was garage sale day!!! I decided Thurs night I wanted to throw together a garage sale (why I decide to take these things on while my husband is out-of-town… I have no idea). My kids were also having a friend spend the night so I had some things I wanted to do to get ready for that. It most definitely involved buying ingredients to make cookies :)!!!
I thought maybe I could get my long run in today…but it is just not going to happen.
I usually come up with a 16 week marathon training plan and then adjust it week by week. For instance…I will say Monday is speed and then give myself 2 speed options. I like to have a general plan worked out and then as the week approaches evaluate where I am and what I need to work on.
I have a few different workouts that I like for long runs, stamina runs and speed runs. For easy runs the option comes in the pace or distance. I try to keep them 8:16-8:48 and go 5 miles or more (it is usually 7 or 8).
This week my legs have just felt tired and heavy. I thought about trying to do a tempo Thurs or Fri but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I also really felt like I was ready for a day off yesterday (I am sure it was just a mental thing)!
So, needless to say….this week did not go as planned and it was kind of a key week….I now have 3 weeks to go!!!!!! I do want to get in one more long run (16 miles).
How do you do your training plans?
Do you change your plans or stick to them like glue?
Anyone racing this weekend?