Marathon Training has begun!
Monday: 3 Miles (Pace 7:47)
The training plan recommends running slower than race pace. I’m not sure if that means for all your runs or just your longer runs. Today I decided to run negative splits for the 3 miles. It was hot and humid, and I was glad to get it over with.
Tuesday: 5 miles (Pace 8:12)
Today was awful, this had to be one of the most humid days yet! I ran downtown with Tin Roof Runners, I wanted to start off at a slower pace but my friends took off right out of the gate. I forgot my Sweatgutr and sweat was pouring into my eyes and stinging horribly. Every time I ran by a restaurant I looked to see if there was a napkin I could grab to wipe my forehead, no such luck. The only thing that kept me going was knowing water was at the end!
Wednesday: 1 Mile (Pace 8:19)
I was really busy today and pretty dehydrated from Tuesday’s run. I diverted from the training plan and got my mile in to keep the streak going!
Thursday: 3 Miles (Pace 8:09)
I wanted to run a more relaxed pace today, to get ready for my upcoming long’er’ run. My quads were pretty sore and it was also suppose to be a hills day, but I planned to do some hills on Friday morning with November Project, so I just did a loop around my neighborhood.
Friday: 3.5 Miles (Pace 8:17)
Hill Repeats! I did quarter mile hill repeats near my house, I didn’t make it to November Project. I should have gone though, they run at 6:30am when it would have been much cooler. I saw one other runner out, I think most people are running early morning or late evening when it is a little cooler. My quads were a pretty sore after the run today!
Saturday: 7.1 Miles (Pace 9:14)
I moved my long’er’ run to today because I was going to be busy Sunday. It was really humid, I wanted to follow the plan and get in 10 miles, but after 5 I knew that wasn’t going to be possible with the scorching heat and humidity. I was running much slower than normal and just trying to get in the mileage. When I knew quality miles weren’t going to happen anymore I decided to cut the run short. I had an encounter with a driver who didn’t know the rules of the road in Mile 1 which quickened my pace more than I wanted early on. (There will be a blog about the encounter)
Sunday: 1 Mile (Pace 9:02)
Mile legs were really sore after the first week, I used today as a shake out run to loosen up my quads. In the plan it does say you can modify the runs if needed. I don’t want to go to far off the plan, but today was one of the days I needed to, I just wanted to get a run in and keep the streak alive.
Total Miles: 23.6
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