Week 4 of marathon training is in the books. It was a good week and ended with a good amount of June miles, 157. Here’s what last week looked like from Coach Dawn’s plan:Monday – Plan: Easy 4 + core.
Actual: Ran an easy 4 miles and did some core work afterwards.Tuesday- Plan: 5 miles.
5 x 15-20 second strides after 2 miles
Stop and do light stretch and a few drills before the strides.
Actual: Ran a nice 5 miles and did the strides and drills as planned.Wednesday – Plan: Easy 5.
Actual: Ran the easy 5 miles.Thursday – Plan: 15 minutes easy
then 4 x 5 minutes at around 7:30 pace w/3 min. easy in between.
15 minutes easy.
Actual: It was hard but pushed through and my paces were good. I also did the strength training afterwards.Friday – Plan: 30 minutes recovery pace.
Actual: Had a good 30 min recovery run.Saturday – Plan: 2 miles easy
10 miles- 8:45-9 w/ a few surges- pick up pace for around 30 seconds. Just mix it in throughout.
1 mile easy
Last mile- if you feel good, pick it up to 8:25-35
Actual: Had to run this with glasses on because my right eyelid was swollen from something and was told not to wear my contacts. It wasn’t too bad. The run went well and I felt pretty good…way better than last week’s long run.
Sunday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.
Total miles = 38.34 miles. It was a good week. I was happy to have a great long run compared to last week. I’m looking forward to a cut back week this week.
As for highlights of the rest of the week:On Tuesday, hubby and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been that long already. We ended up going to sushi for dinner.The kiddos ended their Frog lessons. They’ll be on to Goldfish next. They are really into swimming right now and we even went on Saturday. Happy they are enjoying it.
That pretty much wraps up my week. How’d your week go? Any races coming up?