September 13, 2011

Training Tuesday: Week 8

Last week I said that starting then, things weren't going to be easy.

I'm happy to say I was wrong.

While last week wasn't exactly an easy week of training, it wasn't terribly difficult. My body is definitely feeling the effects of my first over 40 mile week and 2 speed work sessions, but for the most part, I'm feeling good.

This week might be a little bit more difficult. Life happens sometimes and I've got an absurdly busy week meaning I need to push my 20 mile long run (which I usually do on Sundays) to Saturday which also means back to back speed work sessions. We'll see how "easy" I'm feeling next week, right?

So here's what I'm looking at in Week 7 of marathon training.

MCM Training: Week 8
Total Mileage Last Week: 41
Missed Workouts: 0
Trouble Spots: Being way more sore than usual after my long run
Planned Mileage This Week: 43

Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 4 miles easy with 4 strides (only did 3 today and skipped the striders...still a bit sore)
Wednesday: Yasso 800s (9 miles with 6x800) - first time tackling these babies!
Thursday: 10 miles with 8 miles @ Marathon Pace
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 20 miles (16 with a 4 mile race at the Fitness, Mind, Body and Spirit Games)
Sunday: Rest Day

Goals for this Week: Go grocery shopping and start meal planning again!
Current Annoyances this Week: None =)
Things to Keep in Mind: Start incorporating other forms of cross-training besides yoga and strength training, like swimming!

So that's that. I'm excited to race this weekend...I think a 4 mile race is the perfect way to end a 20-mile run and get myself into the mindset of picking up the pace, holding steady and staying strong through the tail end of a long run.

What's your plan for the week? Are you racing? Have you ever added miles to a race to get into a long run?

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