Friday, April 3, 2015

Marathon Training Week 12


This week was the last week of my old job.  Eight years wrapped up in a week!  Even though I actively sought out a new job, I was still really sad leaving my colleagues!

Monday 3/16
Plan says: Easy 4-5 miles, include 6 x 10 seconds in Zone 5, each followed by 20 second recovery

What I do: Rest.  Stomach was still queasy from the week prior.

Total: 0 miles

Tuesday 3/17
Plan says: 8 miles as 10 minute warm up, 10 x 4 minutes in Zone 3 with 3 minute recover, 10 minute cool down

What I do: Monday's missed workout.  

Total:  5.18 miles, 38:19.3 (7:24/mile, avg)

Wednesday 3/18
Plan says: Rest or cross-train

What I do: In lieu of Tuesday's workout, I did a 4 mile tempo run.  I have do not remember why I did this as I was vague on the details in my log book.

Total: 4 miles, 29:17 (7:14/mile)

Thursday 3/19
Plan says: Easy 7 miles

What I do: Rest

Total: 0 miles

Friday 3/20
Plan says:  Rest

What I do: I did not typically work on Fridays but given that it was my last week, and people were still sending me things to wrap up on Friday at noon, I was at the office.  I had figured it would be a few hours in and then I could get Thursday's missed run in while there but not the case.  UGH! 

Total: 0 miles

Saturday 3/21
Plan says: 17 miles, mid 12 at race pace

What I do: I was NOT looking forward to this but given my inconsistency over the last few weeks of workouts, I had to get it done.  

Mile 1 7:36
Mile 2 7:28
Mile 3 7:39
Mile 4 7:28
Mile 5 7:44
Mile 6 7:36
Mile 7 7:42
Mile 8 7:33
Mile 9 7:44
Mile 10 7:23
Mile 11 7:29
Mile 12 7:24
Mile 13 7:25
Mile 14 7:27
Mile 15 7:27
Mile 16 7:21
Mile 17 7:12

During this run I had 2 gels, one at the hour mark, and one around 14 miles.  Total: 17.01 miles, 2:07:40 (7:30 avg).  Garmin time.  What I mean by that is that somewhere around the 14 - 14.25 mile mark I stopped my watch to grab a gel and didn't restart it.  So I ran until my Garmin said 17.01 miles, in actuality, I ran a distance of 17.25 miles, but while I know I had my watch off for .25 miles, I don't know how much time elapsed.  Regardless,  I was pumped about this run!!!

Sunday 3/22
Plan says:  Rest

What I do: Rest.  I spent the day in a fit of nervous energy cooking a million things including some pretty amazing homemade granola.

Week 12 Total Mileage: 26.48
Completed 2 of the 4 mandatory workouts.  

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