I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.
Hoping everyone had a good week!
Chicago Marathon training is here! I am excited (and nervous) to be training using the Hansons Marathon Method. In a nutshell, this training is based on the concept of cumulative fatigue. You train your body to run often so that you are frequently running on tired legs. The idea is to run this way so that during the last miles of a race you are prepared to push through the final miles. These plans are 18 weeks and have you running 6 days (easy, speed/strength, tempo, and long runs) a week with one rest day.
Week #5, July 4-10
- PLAN – 6 miles easy, 10:15-11:30 pace
- ACTUAL – 6.02 miles @10:40 average pace
Ran the Elmhurst 4 on the 4th Race. Finished race in 41:24. Not a PR but I still did pretty good and am pleased with my time. After I finished race I ran additional 2 miles for total of 6.02.
- PLAN – 5x1km, 8:33-8:55 pace
- ACTUAL – Total 6.35 miles @10:28 average pace
W/up @12:00 and c/d @11:45. Recovery @12:30. Each interval was done at a different pace-8:57, 8:49, 8:42, 8:34, 8:27. Pleased with this workout. Also, pleased with holding on to the 8:34 and 8:27 paces.
But first I had to charge my Fitbit.
Later in the afternoon I went to Target with my mother and saw something I was NOT ready to see.
- PLAN – OFF
- ACTUAL – OFF
- PLAN – 6 tempo miles, 9:44 pace
- ACTUAL – Did not run.
- PLAN – 7 easy miles, 10:15-11:30 pace
- ACTUAL – Did not run.
- PLAN – 12 miles, 9:53-10:30
- ACTUAL – 10.02 miles @10:59 average pace
This run started off so well, in the middle not so good, and then ended OK. The weather was perfect; definitely not hot. I was doing very well running on pace with my group. Around mile 6 I started to get a headache. I walked for a little bit and could not keep up with my pace. It was at the water station where I began feeling very hot and another runner told me that I had goosebumps in my arms and therefore I was dehydrated. One of the volunteers poured water on my head and arms. I sent a text to one of the coaches to explain the situation. I also her know that the other runner in my group was running alone and to be on the lookout for her. Luckily I wasn’t too far away from the Fleet Feet Store and I walked and ran whenever I could. I did start to feel better but still had a headache.
Eventually I did feel better and once I got home I drank more water and had a protein shake. Then I took a shower. By then I was hungry and luckily my mother had tamales for me. It hit the spot.
- PLAN – 6 easy miles, 10:15-11:30
- ACTUAL – 6.02 @13:39 average pace
We had family over on Saturday night (we had a GREAT time!) and I went to sleep around midnight. I woke up at 4am to use the restroom and then again after 6. I did not want to get up for my run. Eventually I did and met a few others runners from Chi City Running Club. I ran my SLOWEST 6 miles. Seriously, I could not figure out what was wrong with me. Tired. Probably.
I will never get tired of this view. Love it!
Week 5 went OK. My tempo run went well (again) but I am mad at myself for skipping two workouts. So far I’ve missed 4 workouts in the training season. In week 6 I have 4x1200s and 7 tempo miles.
Total mileage for the week: 28.41 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 163.21 miles
Total mileage for the year: 646.27 miles
Here’s how training has gone so far: