Week 5 of marathon training was a nice cut back week. It’s always great to get some extra rest days, especially on work days so I don’t have to wake up as early. Here’s what last week looked like from Coach Dawn’s plan:Monday – Plan: 4 miles at recovery pace. Just an easy cruise.
Actual: Ran a nice and early 4 miles.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 it as planned and did the stretching and drills after the 2 miles. Then did the strides. Felt fine.
Wednesday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.Thursday – Plan: 2 miles easy
20 min tempo- 7:35-50
2 miles easy
Actual: Wasn’t sure about how I’d do on this one but it went well. Splits for the tempo were 7:40, 7:41, and 7:40.Friday – Plan: 30-35 minutes-recovery pace
Actual: Had a good 35 min recovery run.Saturday – Plan: Easy 10-11 with the last 5-10 minutes moderate to hard if you are feeling it.
Actual: Ran 11 miles and felt pretty good to pick it up at the last 10 min or so. Last mile split was 7:40.
Sunday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.
Total miles = 30.31 miles. It was a great week. I like cut back weeks to recover. Still a good amount of miles and love the rest days 🙂 .
As for highlights of the rest of the weekI had to work on the July 4th but we had our little fireworks display at home.Sparklers are always fun.We went to the park and also their school to play some wall ball. 🙂We also went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp. I enjoyed the movie.
That pretty much wraps up my week. How’d your week go? Any races coming up?