Another week is in the books and eight weeks to go until I run my fourth marathon, CIM. It was a big mileage week and it went pretty well. Now I’m looking forward to this week’s cut back week 🙂 . Here’s what last week’s workouts looked like from Coach Dawn‘s plan:
Monday – Plan: 5-6 Recovery pace miles.
Actual: Started the week with 6 recovery miles, 9:36/mi pace.Tuesday- Plan: Easy 5-6 miles with 4 x strides.
Actual: Ran a nice and early 6.01 miles with 4 x strides.
Wednesday – Plan: 2 miles easy
6 miles 8:00-8:20
2 miles easy
Actual: Ran as planned. The fast 6 miles ended up being 8:10, 8:02, 8:01, 8:03. 8:00, 8:00. Felt good to hit the paces.Thursday – Plan: Easy 8 miles.
Actual: Ran a nice 8 miler. It was chilly out but nice and sunny. Avg. pace 9:13.Friday – Plan: 3-4 recovery pace.
Actual: Had a good 3.01 mile recovery run, avg. pace 9:39.Saturday – Plan: 18-19 miles
Last 2 miles- 8:15-25.
Actual: I decided to run 18 miles and felt pretty good overall. I picked up the pace and my last two miles ended up being 8:15 and 8:13. Maybe listening to Hamilton the whole time helped. I had a Banana Nut Health Warrior Chia bar for breakfast and had two servings of UCAN about 30 min before I ran. UCAN still seems to be working well for me since my energy was pretty steady. I also had nuun to hydrate in my trusty Simple Hydration bottle.Sunday – Rest day.
Total miles = 51 miles. I ran a lot of miles this week. Still so grateful that things are going well. Glad to have Coach Dawn telling me what to do and it’s definitely working. I feel like I’m in the best running shape ever.
As for the other highlights of the week:
We checked out the Spirit of Halloween Store. The kiddos always want to go to this store:
Are you excited for Halloween? How’d your week go? Any races coming up?
If you haven’t already, check out my review on the new AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones, HERE.