Typically I try to start the week off with a wrap-up of last week’s training however I was distracted this morning like most of you watching the Boston Marathon.
Last week in my search for that Sub 3 hour marathon time was fantastic. I wore my shoes for 70 miles of training. With a couple back to back long easy runs on the Saturday (15 miles) and Sunday (14 miles), my legs were a little fatigued with my Tuesday and Thursday workouts.
Tuesday consisted of a 6 x 800 meter workout with a 400 meter recovery, the 800 meters were clocked in around my 10k effort with ranging times from 3:04 to 3:09 for each of the 800. While Thursday seemed like a more smooth and consistent workout for me where I did a total of 9 miles with the middle 6 miles at 6:51/mile pace … the goal marathon pace for The San Francisco Marathon.
The easy miles included some longer slow miles as well doing some Skechers Performance shoe wear testing, which is always a plus for me.
From a strength training standpoint, Luke over at Results added some weight to my Runner’s Six workout, and actually made it a runner’s 7 workout by adding in a side plank with a knee lift towards my chest.
As the weeks start to countdown to race day, the mileage will start to crank up so don’t be surprised if you see me pushing 80, 90 and even a couple 100 mile weeks in there.
How was your training over the last week? Did you watch the Boston Marathon today? What a finish on the women’s side right?!?!