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. I purchased a new Hansons Method Marathon Plan and now will be running 5 days (instead of 6) a week.
Week #12, June 12-18
M Ran 5.02 Miles
T Ran 5.79 Miles
TH Ran 5.02 Miles
S Ran 5.02 Miles
S Did not run
Another great week of running! The weather here was HOT in Chicago so I did my runs at the gym. I love my gym! It is never crowded, smells nice, and is clean. As part of my new enrollment, I received 4 free personal training sessions. I met with my trainer last week and we talked about my goals (work on upper body and core). She also took my measurements. I met with her again Tuesday and Wednesday and we went over some exercises and machines to help me work on my core and upper body. I was able to use one of my sessions for a one-on-one swimming lesson which I did on Thursday. My coach was helpful and patient – just what I need. I am going to sign up for more sessions but those I have to pay on my own.
I will confess that I just recently “discovered” Quest bars. I mean I’ve heard of them but never had one till Monday. Wow, they’re delicious but not cheap.
I received my prize from one of Erica’s giveaways. <<She honestly has the best ones.
I love my new swim cap. The flip flops are great too. I wrote about them HERE.
By Friday the weather has cooled enough for me to run outside. Again, struggled with running at my “easy” pace between 12:22-13:22.
Total mileage for the week: 20.85 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 259.82 miles
Total mileage for the year: 308.01 miles