Week 8 of marathon training is done! 12 more weeks to go. It still seems like a long ways away. Things seem to be going well though. I got in all my workouts and paced the 2:15 group at the Oregon Fall Half Marathon on Saturday. But here’s what last week’s workouts looked like from Coach Dawn‘s plan:
Monday – Ran an easy 5 miles to start the week. Tuesday – Ran a hill workout on the treadmill. Good thing I ran inside because the air quality was bad due to the wildfires. I was surprised to see ash on my car that morning. Workout was: 10 minutes easy at 1%, then 5 x 2 minutes at 4% grade- hard effort,
3 minutes easy in between, and 10-15 minutes easy at 1%. I had a snafu with my treadmill because I didn’t realize I picked an iFit workout that had a distance that wasn’t long enough, so the treadmill stopped during my 4th interval. Oh wells. I’m not sure how accurate my watch was but it says I ran 5.21 miles, avg. pace 8:38. I wasn’t able to get the treadmill data. I ran the easy part mostly at 6.4 mph and hard at 7.2 mph. It was a tough but good workout.Wednesday – Ran 6 recovery treadmill miles. My watch had me at 6.16 miles, avg. pace 9:32.Thursday – I was happy to run outside. The air quality was much better. Got in a great workout:
15 minutes easy
15 minutes 8:15-20
1 min easy
15 minutes 8:00-8:15
2 min easy
15 minutes 7:55-8:05
10 minutes easy
My paces were pretty good so I was happy. You know it’s a good workout when you’re all sweaty afterwards. Friday – Ran 4.07 recovery miles.Saturday – It’s always fun to run with others no matter how fast or slow. I had a good time pacing the 2:15 group at the Oregon Fall Half Marathon. We ended up going a little fast and slowed at the end to run someone in. My official time ended up being 2:15:03. Recap will be up later.Sunday – Rest day.
Total miles = 42.1 miles. I’d say it was another good week of marathon training. Running on the treadmill wasn’t too bad but glad the air quality is back to normal. It’s always fun to pace a race even if it was at a pace that I don’t usually run. It’s actually tough going slower than normal and then there’s all that time on my feet too. I’m looking forward to this week though since it’s a cut back week. 🙂
As for the other highlights of the week:
Tuesday was the first day of school. I have a first and fourth grader now.
With the kids in school, my hubby wanted to watch the movie, IT and I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. That is one scary clown!
See any movies lately? How’d your week go? 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 Sara @ Sara Runs This Town. Be sure to check her out.I’m also linking up with Courtney, Eat Pray Run DC‘s training recap linkup.