This week I finished week 10 of marathon training and I would consider it mostly a success. It was a success in the sense that I hit all the paces I was aiming for and had some faster. The problem I have with it is that the effort was more than it should have been. Some of my runs should have felt a little more comfortable and a little less like I needed to sit on the curb to pull myself together.
Monday- 9 miles 7:47 pace. Fast finish last mile 6:59
Tuesday- 5 miles then 6 x 800 on the track with a 400 jog in between. This was HARD! On paper this did not look hard and I was not really intimidated by it…until I was ready to be done after my 2nd 800. I was hitting paces a little faster than my training plan said, which was supposed to be 5k pace, but I felt like I was going all out. I thought if I slowed down then I would not hit the paces.
Wed- 6 miles 8:46 pace
Thurs- 10.5 miles 7:58 pace
Friday- 6 miles 8:45 pace
Sat- 16 miles- 4 warm up then 12 @ GMP. I was intimidated about holding a tough pace for 12 miles. I put off my run and then saw Michele’s instagram of her super awesome long run and was instantly motivated! I ended up doing 12 @ 7:10 and 4 @ 7:53.
I started out a little too motivated, so I ending up making the first 12 miles my marathon paced miles and the last 4 my cool down. I also did the 12 a little too fast and paid for it later. While my 12 mile marathon miles are great…even a little fast… I was wiped for the cool down!
My girls also had 2 volleyball games this week (and they won them both!!!) and we had a church softball game and picnic on Saturday :). Fun stuff 🙂
Now time to tackle another week!
What are you looking forward to this week?
How is your training going?