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 #15, July 3-9
M Ran 5.02 Miles
T Ran 4.03 Miles
TH Ran 6.00 Miles
S Ran 5.02 Miles
S Ran 12.02 Miles
Monday’s run felt good. My legs were still sore from Sunday’s long run. I love it when I have an “easy” run. I even managed to get negative splits.
On Tuesday I ran one of my favorite races – the Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th. You can read my recap HERE. It was lots of fun. Then in the afternoon my sisters and I headed over to my cousin’s house to eat, talk, laugh, and have a good time.
The rest of the week went pretty fast too. I did my tempo run on Thursday and felt pretty good. Well, it was done on the treadmill so I’m not really sure how accurate it is.
On Friday I met up with a friend to finalize our plans for Alaska. We leave on the 19th!! We talked about how we booked this trip in August of last year and now it is almost time for us to leave.
Saturday morning was another gorgeous day for a run. It was sunny but in the low 70s. Perfect!
Sunday was back at Waterfall Glen for 12 miles. Can I tell how how happy I was that it was “only” 12 miles? The night before I filled up my hydration vest with water and left it in the fridge. In the morning I added 2 packets of Tailwind. I figured that was enough for my run. It was. I still had some water left over when I was done.
Total mileage for the week: 32.09 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 376.61 miles
Total mileage for the year: 424.80 miles