I'm hoping that resting up this week will prevent any injuries going forward! This upcoming week I have my longest training run ever- 20 miles. That number has always intimidated me and epitomizes the pinnacle of marathon training in my mind, so I'm nervous and excited to attempt it! Wish me luck, and let's get to a quick recap of the week. I'll share what I planned for my workout and what I actually did- enjoy!
Actual: Group Core
Plan: 3 miles easy + 4 minutes of strides at the end
Actual: 3 miles easy
Plan: 1 mile warm up, 2x2 miles at tempo with 1/2 mile recovery, 1 mile cool down
I nailed this workout! Whoo hoo!
Plan: 6 miles easy
Actual: 4 miles easy
Plan: 3-6 miles easy
Plan: 12 miles with 7 at marathon race pace
Actual: 6 miles run/walk with run portion at marathon race pace
I was worried about going out for my long run with my foot issue, so I decided to make this a shorter and easier run. I knew that my fitness was there since I ran 15 miles at marathon race pace last weekend, so I was more worried about causing an injury than having one week of lower mileage.
To play it really safe, I decided to break up the run into a 5:1 run to walk ratio. During my run portion, I tried to hit my marathon pace of 9:00 and that felt easy and pain free. I was hoping for a good run with no pain and I got that! I was considering finishing out the 12 miles with the run/walk but I figured it was better to be safe than sorry and set my sights on next week!
What do you do when you feel an injury coming on?
How was your week of training?
Does anyone follow a run/walk plan for training?