One City Marathon Training : 5
This was such a great week and one that I really needed! Since I took some time off during my trip to Hawaii, I was nervous about this upcoming week. I had a long run on the schedule (16) and some higher mileage during the week. I knew this could be the turning point in my training (even though it's still really early and I have a long way to go), so I put a lot of pressure on myself to get back on track. Keep reading to see how I ended up doing!
(aka recovery from a long day of traveling and being back at work)
5 miles / 8:58 pace
4 miles / 8:54 pace1 mile warmup, 2 miles at 7:55-8:00, 1 mile cool down. Felt pretty good, a little soreness since this was my first speed work in a while! In my plan I was actually supposed to do 3 miles at tempo pace, but wasn't feeling great and was running late for work so I cut it back to 2.
5 miles / 8:54 pace
I went to see The Last Jedi in the morning with Dan's work (quick opinion-meh, not my favorite in the series but cute), so I waited until the afternoon to go for a run. That was a great move because the weather was beautiful! The sun was shining and the temperatures went above freezing, so I was loving this run.
16 miles / 9:45 paceSteffany, who was doing 20 miles, and was joined by Sara for 5 and Jessie for the next 6. I was a little nervous about this run since I haven't done a "long run" or double digits in 3 weeks, and I was calling this my "make or break long run" for marathon training. If I couldn't make it, I would reconsider signing up. Since it felt so great and I still have lots of time to train, looks like I'm all in! At the end, my body felt great but my feet were a bit sore. I'll have to look at how I tie my shoes and see if I can switch it up to relieve some hot spots.
How was your week?
Is it snowing where you are?
What do you prefer- hot runs or cold runs?