Week 6 of CIM marathon training is complete. Happy to say things are going well so far. 14 weeks to go until I run my fourth marathon in December. Here’s what I did from Coach Dawn‘s plan:
Monday – Workout was a Fartlek: 1.5 mile warm up
4 x 1 min/ 1 min
4 x 30 sec/30 sec
4 x 15 sec/15 sec
Then 1.5- 2 miles easy.
It was a tough early run but got it done. Ended up with 4.8 miles, avg. pace 8:53.Tuesday – Ran an easy 4.01 miles, avg. pace 9:28 and did a little core work afterwards.Wednesday – My 6 yr. old didn’t want me to run that morning. My parents suggested he run with me thinking he wouldn’t want to run but he happily wanted to go with me. So I compromised with him and said I’d run a mile with him. He did great! He said he wanted to go again. He’s run with me before so we’ll see how long this lasts. 🙂Afterwards, I ran 5.0 miles, target pace was 8:50-9. Avg. pace was 8:49.
Thursday – Workout was:
Easy 2 miles
Then 2 miles at 8:45-50
1 mile at 8:25-40
2 minutes easy
0.5 mile at 8:10-25
Then easy until you reach 7 miles.
Felt good and my paces came in a little faster, avg. pace was 8:49. Afterwards, I did a 10 min dvd for some core work.Friday – Ran 4.1 recovery miles and then ran with my 6 year old. He wanted to run again and I was thinking we’d just run a mile again but he surprised me when he wanted to keep going. We ran 1.5 miles together. So proud of him. 🙂Saturday – I was actually dreading this run since I had to get up early and it’s my longest run so far this training cycle. I’m glad it went well. Maybe it was the Generation UCAN that helped. I took ~1.5 scoops before my run and then just had Nuun to hydrate in my Simple Hydration bottle. Workout was: 14 miles easy pace, with last mile around 8:35-40. Last mile ended up being a little fast. Total avg. pace was 9:07. My energy was steady throughout and I felt good. Listening to music helps me too. I used my AfterShokz wireless Bluetooth headphones. They are the best!! I don’t have to worry about ear buds falling out. They sound great and they are safer since you can still hear your surroundings. If you’re interested you can save 30% off using my link: http://mbsy.co/aftershokz/30547452. If you’re local, I have demo units that you can try before you buy.Sunday – Rest day.
Total miles = 41.43 miles. CIM marathon training seems to be going great. Got all my workouts in and even got a few unexpected runs with my kiddo.
As for the other highlights of the week:
Monday was solar eclipse day. I was at work but they had a Great Place to Work party where they had sun/moon snacks and handed out eclipse glasses. Besides the raisins and moon pies, there were Sun Chips, Sunny D, and Krispy Kreme donuts.We were viewing on top of a parking garage. The eclipse was cool to see. It was 99.3 percent covered. It got a little darker, to the point that the parking garage lights came on. I didn’t take pics of the eclipse but hubby sent me some he took from his iPhone. I thought they were pretty good for iPhone pics. He said he went into the manual settings of his phone, lowered the ISO and used the filter from his glasses.
Another highlight was going to Cannon Beach on Saturday. The kiddos always enjoy it and they had their cousin with them too. Fun times. 🙂
How’d your week go? Did you enjoy the solar eclipse? Have you tried Aftershokz headphones? Any races coming up?
There’s a new Guest Host Series for the Weekly Wrap to give Holly and Tricia a break. This week’s host is Teresa @ Finding Fabulous at Fifty. Be sure to check her out.
I’m also linking up with Courtney, Eat Pray Run DC‘s training recap linkup.