Last week’s schedule:
4 mi run, free training session with a trainer at my gym complete
Power yoga (determined to get to yoga once this week), live fit TBD complete, live fit shoulders/abs
7 mi run complete
3 mi run complete
14 mi run complete
Rest/XT (bike?) yoga, live fit arms/abs
Total mileage – 28 miles
I’m pretty sure I hit 28 miles per week for the first time ever. Honestly I don’t feel it. My legs felt great all week. I ran seven miles before work on Wednesday, which was the longest I’ve done before heading into work, I was proud of myself! Soon its going to be pitch black when I start my morning weekly run (if I don’t run after work), but that’s okay. I like having it done with and I don’t have to worry about running 7 or 8 after work.
I also ran 14 miles on Saturday morning! This was the second time I ran 14 (I ran 14 back in April when training for the Pittsburgh Half) and I felt much much better this time around. My friend Melissa (who is also running the Richmond Marathon) and I ran a hilly route around my neighborhood. She has 11 miles to do, so when she was done I made a quick stop at my apartment for some gatorade and then went on my way for the remaining three miles. I was surprised at how well I ran up the hills (some of them were brutal–one almost a mile long) and that I only stopped to walk twice.
In other news, I had to send the Brooks Glycerins back, they were causing too much pain in my left foot, which seems to be the one that under pronates. I am now back to my New Balance 860s after taking a break from them for the majority of the spring and summer. They have about 230 miles on them, so I’m hoping I can find them when it comes time to replace them. Apparently I should have gone back and read my old post. As you can see, I’ve been struggling for the past year. Now its back to this shoe for a second time.
Marathon training week 8 – long run stats
Total Distance – 14 miles
Total Time – 2 hours and 30 minutes
Average Pace – 10:42/mile
I’m no speed demon but hopefully when the cooler temps hit I’ll be more in a 10 minute mile range.
Schedule for this week
Monday – 4 mile run
Tuesday – Power Yoga, Live Fit Chest/Abs
Wednesday – 7 mile run
Thursday – 4 mile run
Friday – REST
Saturday – 15 mile run
Sunday – REST/XT
Total Mileage – 30 miles (AHHH)