TRY A WORKOUT LIKE THIS. If you need time to fly, this is the workout for you. Your brain is so focused on what’s next, so you are done with it before you know it.
Don’t mind my 2nd and 3rd lap on my splits (I don’t know what happened there, ha), but this is what I did for my 18 miler. It was tough, and I was on pace or a bit faster for each mile except for the last one. I haven’t run 18 miles in a very long time, and in that last mile, I gave what I could and let go of my Type A personality when I finished 8 seconds slower for that split.
The goal was 8:30, 7:30, 8:20, 7:20, 8:10, 7:10, 8:00, 7:00, 7:50, 6:50, 7:40, 6:40, 7:30, 6:30, 7:20, 6:20, 7:10 and 6:10.
Here are my splits… I did it with some friends faster than me, so that is why some of the splits were a bit fast (this workout was easy for them), but overall, it felt great until mile 18.
We took three short breaks over the miles for the restroom, water, and to get my Core Power out for friends leaving early, but other than that… we tried to keep things moving.
This bra is something else. I might wear it for the marathon because it makes bringing everything we need for these long runs easy.
I got home from my run, and then Andrew had to leave for work 20ish minutes later.
The weekend tag team when he has to work. They even had a donut waiting for me when I got home.
PS I don’t know how Andrew is doing the job he does… the hours are fabulous (he works wayyyyyyy less now), but the situations are so heavy in these organ donations. I’m grateful he does what he does to help others on the receiving end, but it is a lot when he does work.
And now for some weekend highlights:
We went to the BYU soccer game scrimmage.
Brooke looks up to these women so much.
Buttery, salty popcorn is my marathon training craving this cycle.
Beck did his best to stay awake for our late night.
And Sunday was as laid back as possible.
Just what we needed.
Time to bring back marathon training weekly recaps. I’ve been building up my mileage and had some good workouts already, but this is my first week with a plan from my coach to follow for the week. The previous week I hit 65 miles, and then 70 this week.
Monday: 11 miles @ 9:24 pace on trails.
Tuesday: 10.18 miles @ 8:19 pace
Wednesday: 14.2 miles @ 7:43 miles. w/u, 5 x mtc miles (mostly downhill), with the first .75 of each at a conservative pace and the last .25 of each all out. I averaged a 5:29 for the 5 miles.
Thursday: 10 miles @ 7:44 average in the rain.
Friday: 6.7 @ 8:42
Saturday: 18 miles @ 7:14 average. The goal was to go 8:30, 7:30, 8:20, 7:20, 8:10, 7:10, 8:00, 7:00… all the way down to 7:10, 6:10. We hit each split (or faster) but on the last one I was 8 seconds slow which hurt my brain;).
70.88 miles for the week.
Here’s what my mileage goals will look like for the rest of the training cycle:
Does anyone else have any soccer-obsessed kids?
When does school start back up in your area?
What gels have you been using on your longer runs lately?
Tell me a great part from your weekend!