I seriously can’t believe I will be running the Boston Marathon in less than two months! Where has the time gone?! Not only that, but I am also running the NYC half in less than a month. Eek! I’ve been so focused on Boston that I keep forgetting about the half. Oops! Here’s what training looked like during the last two weeks.
Monday (2/10): Easy run, 7.3 miles
Tuesday (2/11): workout-6 x west side hills (.36), splits-2:18, 2:15, 2:21, 2:20, 2:20, 2:21. I did this workout a month ago and I’m happy to say that my times were faster this time around! Yay for progress 🙂
Thursday (2/13): Was supposed to do a tempo, but due to the snow/ice I just ran easy instead, 9 miles
Friday (2/14): Easy run, 6 miles
Saturday (2/15): Long run, 14.20 miles (8:15 average pace)
Sunday (2/16): NYC Runs Cherry Tree Relay. I was on a women’s team with two other CPTC teammates (Ambreleah & Megan). Our relay team won 2nd place overall for the women in a time of 1:07:50 (6:47 average pace). The conditions weren’t ideal for racing as the course had a few areas of snow/ice and it was freezing, but I still got in a solid tempo and had a good time with my teammates. I got in 10 miles for the day.
Total weekly mileage: 63.25 miles
Monday (2/17): Easy run, 8 miles
Tuesday (2/18): Hills, hills, hills- 6 x Cat Hill. The conditions weren’t ideal as it was snowing and the roads were a bit icy, but I gave it my best effort. Splits-1:51, 1:52, 1:58, 1:56, 1:52, 1:51. My times were slower this time than the previous time, but at least I was able to pick up the pace towards the end. 10 miles total for the day.
Wednesday (2/19): 7.5 solo miles in the morning & 3 miles in the evening with Lululemon uws run club, 10.5 miles total
Thursday (2/20): Tempo: 2 x 4 miles-first 4 at marathon pace, second 4 at half-marathon pace. I couldn’t make it to the CPTC workout in the evening, but luckily I had a few teammates who were doing the workout early in the morning (we met at 6:15am!). The roads were icy, which was surprising since it was a “warm” morning (36 degrees) so we had to run with caution and slow down at some parts. Splits: 7:32, 7:36, 7:38, 7:30, 7:23, 7:08, 7:23, 6:51. I felt pretty good during this workout and was pleased with my marathon pace miles, but I would have liked my first and third half-marathon pace miles to have been faster. I got in 11.5 miles (warm up, tempo, cool down) for the day and did a Pilates band class at Equinox later in the afternoon.
Friday (2/21): Rest Day
Saturday (2/22): Long run, 20.5 miles (8:30 average pace). This was my longest run of this training cycle and I felt good! I met two of my friends/teammates Alex and Kristen for some early miles in Central Park then headed down the West Side Highway (there were a bunch of icy patches) and over the Brooklyn Bridge to meet Megan for some miles in Prospect Park. It was definitely a nice change of scenery to get out of Central Park for some miles and the weather was beautiful!
Sunday (2/23): Easy run, 10 miles followed by gentle yoga at Equinox
Total weekly mileage: 70.5 (highest mileage this training cycle)
You’ll be happy to know that I am now up to date on my training posts! Woo hoo! Tomorrow starts week 9! Did you get out there and run in the beautiful weather this weekend? If so, where did you run?