So, I know I’ve had a bad week of training when I keep wanting to put off blogging about it. In short, my weekend looked like this: After fighting a cold all week, my body just succumbed this past weekend and I did little else besides napping and watching Netflix. Unfortunately, I skipped Saturday and Sunday’s runs, which meant I didn’t get in a long run. I briefly toyed with the idea of getting in 10 miles on Sunday afternoon, but I had a terrible headache, still felt awful and in general lacked motivation. As disappointed as I was with my weekend, I still got in some great runs during the week. Here’s how the rest of the week went:
Hanson’s Marathon Method: Week 6
Tue: 8 X 600 meter repeats on the T/M (avg 2:55 for the intervals) with 400 meter recovery in between. 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down for 6.75 miles total, and weights downstairs afterwards => this was my favorite workout of the week! I still love speedwork days.
Wed: Rest day
Thr: 5 tempo miles on the T/M (8:45 pace) with 1 mile warm-up and cool-down. I was so happy with this run because I couldn’t finish my 5 mile tempo the week before. The tempo pace felt uncomfortable after a mile or two, but definitely manageable the whole time. Weights downstairs afterwards.
Fri: 6 easy miles on the T/M (10:29 pace) with seven 30-sec strides at the end (I just turn up the speed to ~8.0 or higher and try to hang on).
Sat: sick – skipped planned 10 miler :(
Sun: sick – skipped planned 4 miler
This week’s training wasn’t ideal but looking back, I think if I had to skip a long run, this week was a good one to skip. It isn’t that long in mileage, I have another opportunity to run 10 this weekend, and it’s still early in the training cycle. I still have 11 solid weeks of training and I’m going to make the most of them!