Here is a recap of my training 9 weeks from race day!
Monday: 6 miles on the mill. I kept it easy and enjoyed my new play list. Turns out Lady Gaga makes me dance a little while on the treadmill. Who knew. You are welcome for the show fellow gym lovers.
Tuesday: 30 minutes on the bike followed by strength training. The gym was very quiet, so I took extra time on strength training and pushed a little harder.
Wednesday: 6.6 miles. Very slow start to the run. I was a still a little tired from strength training only 16 hours earlier. After a few miles I did get into the grove and over all pace wasn't too bad.
Thursday: 5.4 miles run-commute home from work. Yeah, I worked through the holidays, but the good news is that I felt really productive.
Friday: 25 minutes on the bike to loosen everything up and get in a good stretch.
Saturday: 10.5 miles. This was my longest run since Chickamauga Marathon. No major problems and it felt good to be out there putting in a long effort.
Sunday: Rest day!
A good training week. I hit every mile that was on my plan and got in two cross training days. Overall, my body is feeling good, but a little more tired from the mileage increase. I did notice that I don't have a large pace difference between my workouts. My average pace for my 4 runs this week was 8:25, 8:35, 8:45, and 9:05 for my long run. I know I should be running my long runs slower, but it doesn't always feel good to slow down. It seems like my stride changes if I slow down too much. Does anyone else have this problem? Thoughts? Opinions?
Hope everyone had a good week! How was your training?