CIM Training Week 8 and Weekly Wrap (9/4-9/10)

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. IMG_8368Tuesday – 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.IMG_8410Wednesday – Ran 6 recovery treadmill miles. My watch had me at 6.16 miles, avg. pace 9:32.IMG_8420Thursday – 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. IMG_8448Friday – Ran 4.07 recovery miles.IMG_8482Saturday – 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.IMG_8529Sunday – 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! IMG_8485

See any movies lately? How’d your week go? Any races coming up?

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap.

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 TownBe sure to check her out.I’m also linking up with Courtney, Eat Pray Run DC‘s training recap linkup.

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25 thoughts on “CIM Training Week 8 and Weekly Wrap (9/4-9/10)

  1. I remember reading IT years ago and seeing the original television mini-series. It was scary back then too! Good old Pennywise — EEK. I think it would be fun to pace a group to a half marathon finish! You couldn’t have been any closer to your assigned time either. The kiddos are growing up so fast! I hope they have a great year at school.

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  2. Haven’t seen any movies since Wonder Woman this summer! There were a few I really wanted to see, but just couldn’t get around to it.

    I’ve never run with a pacer yet. Probably never will, since I run/walk and that makes things interesting.

    Good job getting those treadmill miles in! It seems like there’s always a challenge — everywhere!

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  3. You did great pacing your group to an (almost) perfect finish! I agree, it’s hard to run slower than what feels “normal” for you. I’m not especially fast, but it’s really tough trying to hold back when your body just want to go faster.

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  4. Wow, you did a great job with pacing to be only off by 3 seconds! I still have Spokane’s weather in my phone since we were there last year on vacation, and I’ve seen “smoke” in the forecast this past week! Because of forest fires, right?

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  5. I didn’t see a move in the theater all summer! Lol that Nathan took you to IT. I don’t think I could have watched that in the theater! Nice week of running! You are doing awesome as usual!

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  6. Sorry to hear about the air quality issues – great job with your treadmill workout! IT is definitely a movie I couldn’t be paid to watch…I hate horror flicks, lol! And I hope your boys had a great start to the school year!

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  7. When our kids went back to school, my husband and I went to Cedar Point for the day (amusement/coaster park in Ohio)! Love having a “parents” day! feels much like playing hooky 😉 Looks like a great week of training. I’m not sure I would like the pressure of pacing though – looks like you hit your mark!

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  8. Is it Week 8, already? Wow! That is cool that you and your husband had a chance to go to the movies while the kids were at school. IT? Yeah, don’t think I’ll watch it at all. I don’t like scary movies.

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