Week #19, April 2-8
S Ran 4.00
S Ran 15.34
Tuesday was a nice 40 minutes of running. I also cut off 3 inches from my hair (feels so much better) and bought card stock paper and pens at Michael’s. I went there to return some ribbon that I had purchased in December. The paper is pretty! Someone suggested I use it to make something for Mother’s Day.
A friend of mine had mentioned the Brooks Asteria as a good running shoe and I ordered a pair. Got mine on Wednesday in time for my 35 minutes run. I like the colors and the feel reminds me of the Pure Flow. That was my favorite shoe before I discovered the Launch.
I ran in them again for Thursday’s run. I also received a pair of the Oiselle Pocket Jogger Shorts. I’ve heard great things about it and am thinking that this might be the shorts I wear for the Illinois Marathon. The weather was decent and I didn’t know it was going to snow. It began when I was out there and I did not want to return home to change. I kept running. It wasn’t that bad and eventually it stopped. You can see my legs are red. 🙂
My run was 2 mile warm up, 2×15 minutes @10:43 pace, 2 mile cool down. I ran by feel and didn’t look at my watch but knew I was running those 15 minutes at a faster pace and it felt comfortable. I had no idea the second interval was faster. That was another confidence booster that I needed for my upcoming marathon.
Saturday morning I went out for 4 miles. It was cold (20 degrees) but very sunny which warmed me up. I also ran by feel and felt comfortable on my run. I had headwind the first 2 miles but knew it would be much better when I turned around for the last 2 miles. I didn’t mean to go faster than my easy pace (11:56-13:04) and I ended up with negative splits.
Less than 3 weeks till the Illinois Marathon! 🙂
Today’s run was a 3 hour run (45 minutes warm up, 3×30 minutes @10:55, 10:45, and 10:35, then 45 minutes cool down). I was hurting when I was done. The wind was just too much and no matter where I turned, it was there trying to push me back. I didn’t hit all of my paces but I am still proud because I ran for 3 hours. Plus, the average pace for the 3rd interval is 10:44 which is a big decrease from the 2nd interval average pace of 10:57. Pretty good!
I believe this is my longest run for this marathon training. No 20 miles for me. 🙂
Total mileage for the week: 32.73
Total mileage for this training cycle: 415.02
Total mileage for the year: 336.19
Here’s how training has gone so far:
• Week 1
• Week 2
• Week 3
• Week 4
• Week 5
• Week 6
• Week 7
• Week 8
• Week 9
• Week 10
• Week 11
• Week 12
• Week 13
• Week 14
• Week 15
• Week 16
• Week 17
• Week 18