Marathon Training Week 9

I skipped a week.

Remember when I spent a weekend refocusing?

I wanted to see if I was feeling down and burned out because I was logging all my stuff. But that was the exact opposite.

I had a glorious couple of runs outside in shorts early last week, but then of course the weather decided that was enough and got cold and snowy. I just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around having to go back into the gym.

I have 3 weeks to go until my Moab race. I’m still working towards that 1:45. That just over 3 minutes off my current PR. 3 minutes doesn’t seem like much; and its really not. All it is is 8 seconds faster per mile. That seems totally doable. Especially since I ran 8 miles outside (without the aid of the treadmill) last Monday and was right at the 8:00/mile mark.

Enough about dreaming of running outside in shorts and a tshirt, because its not happening this week. We got a few inches of snow yesterday and its been snowing on and off and windy here today. Hi-ho hi-ho off to the gym I go.

Week 9:

Monday: 50 minutes speed intervals. Core

Tuesday: Strength. 60 minutes running. Core

Wednesday: 55 minutes of mile repeats. Core.

Thursday: Strength. 45 minutes running. Core.

Friday: 60 minutes running. Core.

Saturday: 2 hours running. Core.

Sunday: rest.

Unfortunately it looks like this whole week is going to be inside on a treadmill.

I love the snow and cold, but I really hate getting a taste of that perfect spring and fall running weather in the middle of the winter. Remember I ran my January race in shorts. It turned out to be around 60* that day.

The other thing I am really looking forward to is it staying light until 9ish at night. When I ran outside on Monday I was able to beat the street lights home. I almost beat the sun before it went behind the mountain too. I think I could get a solid 10 miles in right now after work and still have plenty of light to make it home.

Alrighty, enough blabbing from me!

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Posted on February 24, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Good luck with your week!! I know you’ll have great workouts!!

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