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 #9, May 22-27

M Did not run
T Ran 5.95 Miles (5×1000)
TH Did not run
F Did not run
S Ran 10.12 Miles
S Did not run

I took it easy this week.  I am moving classrooms (same grade but now will be on the 1st floor instead of 2nd floor) so I need to pack up all of my stuff.  I’ve been in the same room for 3 years and have so much stuff.  I did have a few moms help me pack but still have so much more to pack.

Tuesday’s run went very well.  I went to the gym for this run.  Goal for each interval was between 6:15-6:31 and I managed to do them in those times.  However, during my last interval I accidentally hit the lap button (did not realize till I was done) and only ran .22 miles.  I remember that when my watch vibrated to signal the end of the interval, I thought it was weird because I felt like it has just vibrated.

On Thursday I stayed at school till 6pm packing and moving boxes and had zero energy to run.  

Ticonderoga pencils – my FAVORITE!!!

Friday was a trip to the zoo.  The weather was perfect.  The kids had fun but I was TIRED.  We were supposed to leave the zoo at 1pm but by 12:30 the kids were also tired and we headed back to the front to meet the rest of the groups and wait for the bus.  I walked over 12,000 steps while at the zoo.

Beautiful day!

Saturday was the Soldier Field 10 Mile Race.  It is one of my favorite races in Chicago.  I felt great for 6 miles and then my legs were very tired.  I was happy that breathing-wise and energy-wise I was feeling really good but the legs were not happy.

In the morning I had coffee with a Clif Bar.  About 45 minutes before the race I had one serving of UCAN with water.  I have not used this in a long time and am excited to used it for my training.  I did struggle towards the end of the race but don’t know if it was because of the heat, that I was tired, or because I needed more fuel. << I only drank water on the course but with less than 2 miles to go I did have Nuun (because #nuunlife) that was offered on the course.  Overall, I am pleased with my results because my goal was to finish under 2 hours.  

Total mileage for the week: 16.07 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle:  204.67 miles
Total mileage for the year: 256.88 miles

I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap and Courtney for her Training Recap Link Up!

Hoping everyone had a good week!

29 Comments on Road to BQ Week #9

  1. Congrats on finishing under your goal time at the race! I always loved those end-of-school year field trips. So glad you had nice weather for it.

  2. Wow, you had a busy week! That was so nice that some of the moms helped you pack up your room. It’s nice that they appreciate all that you do as a teacher!!

    Congrats on your race this weekend! I have a few packets of UCAN that I plan on trying out soon. I have 8 miles on my training plan this weekend. I’ll be running a 10K race as part of those 8 miles so I’ll definitely try out UCAN.

    • Thanks! We have parent volunteers that go on Wednesday to help the teachers. I had asked them to go this week but a few showed up last week and got a head start. 🙂

      Hope you like the UCAN!

  3. Congrats on your race! I wish I had signed up for that one sooner–but I just couldn’t fathom paying $100 for my late registration.

  4. Congrats on meeting your sub 2 hour goal for the 10 miler! Although I know moving classrooms must be a huge undertaking, I hope you’ll enjoy your new one. Going to the zoo is always fun — but I’ve never had keep up with a whole class of kids either. See you soon! Thanks for linking, Zenaida!

  5. Good job on your race! Finishing five minutes faster than your goal is great!

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