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 #14, June 26-July 2
M Ran 5.02 Miles
T Ran 7.02 Miles
TH Ran 7.02 Miles
S Ran 4.02 Miles
S Ran 16.02 Miles
My legs recovered pretty good after Sunday’s long run. I took a swimming class in the morning and then ran 5 miles in the afternoon. I did struggle a little but overall enjoyed my run.
Tuesday’s workout was tough. I had to do 4 x 1 mile with 400/jog recovery along with 1 mile warmup and cooldown. I was able to hit the required pace for each mile except for the 2nd mile. Overall, I did pretty good!
Later in the afternoon I spent a few hours at National Tire and Battery. My car needed a new catalytic converter and oxygen sensors. The catalytic converter was stolen from my car in November 2015 and my neighbor, who is a mechanic, put in a new one for me. I’ve had my car since June 2006 and I love it. I have no plans to get a new one anytime soon. My car even has a cassette and CD player but does not have any of the fancy gadgets new cars have these days.
Thursday was one of those days in which I could run and keep on running. I was not exactly looking forward to it because I dislike tempo runs. I mean, I know the benefits of them but still do not like them. Well, I impressed myself because I felt great! I think what might have helped was my large DD coffee and QuestBar that I ate before my run. Or maybe I am getting faster and stronger? Who knows? But it was a great feeling!
And that was my last run for June!
Today’s run was tough. I was ready to run 16 miles. I fueled with Generation UCAN in the morning and also filled up my hydration vest with water and UCAN Hydrate. I even made my own gel version with the sports drink mix and water. I took half of it around mile 9 and the rest around mile 13. I don’t know what happened but I was hurting and almost started to cry towards the end. It did not go as I thought it was going to and I know every runner has days like those.
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Total mileage for the week: 38.10 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 344.52 miles
Total mileage for the year: 392.71 miles