As mentioned in this post, I’m attempting to get my own BQ. I am excited to be training using again the Hansons 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. I am not sure when I will qualify but am determined to get there.
Week #6, May 1-7
M Ran 4.02 Miles
T Ran 8.02 Miles (12 x 400)
TH Ran 1.42 Miles
F Did not run
S Ran 5.05 Miles at the Cinco de Miler
S Ran 8.02 Miles
This week was interesting. I did my first speed workout and tempo run. Plus, I did a race on Saturday. The week did not go as expected but overall it was still a good week.
Monday run was pleasant. Cool and windy but felt great to run.
Tuesday was at the track for 12×400. Total was 8.02 miles with 1 mile warmup and cool down and 400m recovery after each 400. I wanted to quit halfway. It took me 1 hour and 35 minutes. Luckily it was Teacher Appreciation Week and Chipotle had an offer for buy 1, get 1 one. You bet I went after my workout!
Thursday’s tempo was blah. I went to the gym because I did not want to deal with the wind and rain. Joke was on me because it was worse on the treadmill. I could not get a groove and managed 1.42 miles. Oh, and it did not rain at all so I could have run outside.
Saturday’s race was cold and windy but still fun!! I love it when I get free pictures but disappointed that it was only one picture. It was my first time running this race (not a fan of Cinco de Mayo) and finish time is 57:56.
Total mileage for the week: 26.53 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 119.77 miles
Total mileage for the year: 167.96 miles