Boston Training Weeks 9 & 10

 

I can’t believe how fast the time is going by! We’re already into March, which means the Boston Marathon is a little over a month away…eek!! Here’s how training has been going:

Week 9:

Monday (2/24): Easy run, 8.25 miles

Tuesday (2/25): Speed workout- Warm up, 6 miles at marathon pace, picking up on the downhills, followed by a cool down. Splits- 7:35, 7:06, 7:19, 7:04, 7:10, 7:08. My splits were faster than marathon pace, but I felt good so I went with it. Total mileage: 8.5 miles

Wednesday (2/26): Back on my Feet run in the am, Lululemon West 75th street run club in the pm. Total mileage: 12.15

Thursday (2/27): Tempo- 2.5mile warmup, 6 mile tempo at half-marathon pace, 3×3 lamp-post pickups, followed by a cool down. Splits: 6:43, 7:04, 7:08, 7:23, 7:20, 7:18. This workout didn’t go as well as I wanted it to go. It started out good, but didn’t end so well. My legs were feeling tired and I started out too fast, which didn’t help. After thinking obsessing about my splits for a little while I reminded myself that not every workout can be amazing and it’s motivation to work harder the next time. Total mileage: 10.75 miles.

Friday (2/28): Easy run, 8.5 miles

Saturday (3/1): Long run, 17.5 miles (8:11 average pace)

post long run snuggles with Chloee

post long run snuggles with Chloee

Sunday (3/2): Rest Day

Total weekly mileage:

Week 10: 65.65 miles

Monday ( 3/3): Easy run, 7.25 miles

Tuesday (3/4): Speed work: warmup-1.82 miles; workout-1200 recover 200, 600 recover 400; 1000 recover 200, 600 recover 400; 800 recover 200, 600. Splits- 4:08 (this interval ended up being a little short), 2:38, 3:59, 2:38, 3:25, 2:30. Cool down- 2.36 miles. Total mileage: 8.10 miles

Wednesday (3/5): Back on my Feet in the am, Lululemon 75th & Broadway run club in the pm. Total mileage: 12 miles

Thursday (3/6): CPTC tempo: warmup-2.35 miles; workout- 5 miles @ half-marathon pace, recover to lamppost 6401, followed by a 1k as fast as you can go. Splits- 6:47, 7:02, 6:58, 6:56, 6:56, 6:55 (for .21); 4:20 for the 1k. Cool down- 2.8 miles. Total mileage: 11.35 miles. Lifted at the gym after.

Friday (3/7): Easy run, 9.15 miles

Saturday (3/8): Long run, 12.15 miles (8:02 average pace). I scaled back the distance of my long run as part of a mini taper for the NYC half-marathon.

Sunday (3/9): 1 1/2 hour Power flow yoga class at Lyons Den. If you have not taken class here yet, you MUST go. It’s such a welcoming, warm (both literally & figuratively) studio and Bethany is an amazing instructor.

Total weekly mileage: 60 miles

What are you training for right now? How’s it going? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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