Another great week of training completed. I have definitely been surprising myself lately with the quality of workouts I have been able to complete. Each time I think I have made a big jump I end up coming out and running even faster in the next workout. Tuesday’s workout was insane! It has to be one of my best workouts ever. I also think that I have possibly figured out my fueling issues in longer workouts/races. I am going to wait until later in the race before I take any form of carbohydrates. For some reason once I start taking in carbohydrates I go slightly hypoglycemic… I’m hoping that figuring this out will finally equate to a “breakthrough” marathon in a little less than 3 weeks. I guess that will depend on the conditions as well…hoping for cool/dry conditions on May 19th!
This weekend I have the Frederick Half Marathon in Frederick, MD. I had originally planned on running Broadstreet, but it’s a tough trip for me and the family. Frederick is much closer and we will spend the day in the area celebrating my birthday.
Training Week of 4/22:
Sunday: 20 miles (on rolling pavement (T.Rowe Price Loop)
2.5 easy 16 at 6:00-5:52-5:50-5:40-5:42-5:39-5:31-5:33-5:30-5:28(1/2 gel) 5:28-5:21-5:19(1/2 gel)-5:13-5:12-5:03…1.5 easy (Really surprising myself lately…I had intended up to run between 5:50-6:00/mile, but it felt too easy)
Saturday: 20:00 warm-up…10 x 200 all at :32.low with :40 recovery jog….2 miles in 9:53…10 x 200 first 8 all :32.low with 9 at :30 and 10 at :28….14:00 cool-down
Friday: 50 minutes easy on turf fields at Garrison Forest School
/ 4 miles easy pushing double stroller on NCR Trail with Amanda
Thursday: 80 minutes easy / 20 minutes of weights
Wednesday: 40 minutes easy on turf fields at Garrison Forest School
/ 30 minutes pushing boys in double stroller with Amanda
Tuesday: (~31 miles total)
am: (T. Rowe Price Parking Lot Loop…Mile Rolling Hills) 3 mile warm-up…6 miles at 5:41-5:41-5:38-5:32-5:33-5:32 (put on flats) 6 miles at 5:01-5:01 (decided it would be best to slow down a bit)-5:07-5:06-5:02-5:04…1 mile cool-down
pm: (T. Rowe Price Parking Lot Loop…Mile Rolling Hills) 2.5 mile warm-up…4 miles at 5:36-5:32-5:26-5:24 (put on flats) 5 x mile with 2:00 jog recovery in 4:50-4:47-4:48-4:49-4:45…2.5 mile cool-down
Monday: 45 minutes easy on turf fields at Garrison Forest School / 30 minutes easy pushing boys in double stroller with Amanda