Hello friends! As I shared in an earlier post, I have been working with a running coach this cycle and it has gone pretty well. I am training for a June marathon – Grandma’s in Duluth, Minnesota. My goal is to go sub-4 and now I’m less than two weeks out from race day. Time is flying and I’m getting excited! I share my training recap every other week. I hope you’ll join in and link up! You can always follow my progress daily on Instagram, where I share all my runs.
Week of May 21
Monday – Five easy miles and core to start the week.
Tuesday – My workout was supposed to be two miles warm up, 6×1 miles at 8:30 pace and one mile cool down. I just could not hit 8:30 – my pace was around 8:42 average for the repeats and I felt pretty crappy. The humidity struck again!
Wednesday – No running – just core!
Thursday – Eight easy miles plus core work.
Friday – Four easy miles for Friday.
Saturday – Six easy humid miles with my Saturday running group.
Sunday – My last 20 miler! I ran the Alexandria Running Festival plus a few extra to get my 20 miles in. It was HOT and HUMID and massively uncomfortable. The course was also hilly and I just struggled on the back half. I was very very very happy to cross that finish line and thrilled to have completed three 20 milers during this cycle.
Weekly mileage total: 52.11 miles
Week of May 28
Monday – Six easy plus core.
Tuesday – Eight miles – 10×800. This was ROUGH. The heat and humidity were high and my reps suffered. However – I pushed through and my average pace was spot on. I actually just realized that right now which makes me feel better about this workout!
Wednesday – REST DAY IS THE BEST DAY.
Thursday – Six easy miles plus core.
Friday – Just over three run commute miles in the morning.
Saturday – Last long run – I ran just over 13 miles with my Saturday group and was thrilled to run my last double digit run until race day!
Sunday – Three easy shakeout miles.
Weekly mileage total: 39.7 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 803.52
My next update will come after the race – eek! I do plan to share a post with my goals for this marathon so be on the lookout for that one soon!