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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 #13, June 19-25
M Ran 14.02 Miles
T Ran 5.02 Miles
W Ran 5.50 Miles
TH Ran 2.02 Miles
F Did not run
S Ran 5.02 Miles
S Ran 15.02 Miles
I missed my run on Sunday and decided to do it on Monday. However, it was one of those in which I questioned why I was training for another marathon. I missed my run on Sunday and ran instead on Monday. I woke up early to run along the lakefront. It wasn’t too hot but definitely felt it as time went by. I wanted to stop and get an Uber to take me back to my car. I didn’t. Took me about 3 hours to finish that run.
Later that afternoon my nephew and I took Lola to the vet. She did well with the vet and loved being in the car.
Tuesday was a workout with the trainer and 5 easy miles. My plan was to run after meeting with my trainer but my legs were very sore. I could hardly move. But that evening once I was out there felt GREAT.
The rest of the week went by quick. I ran Wednesday and Thursday and Friday was a rest day. I went to the gym to do some arm exercises and also to relax in the whirlpool.
I’m always excited to get new Oiselle gear. I love their gear but need to stop ordering because I have so much stuff already. Then I took a nap with Lola and later that evening met a friend for dinner.
Saturday’s run went very well. Weather was perfection! I never get tired of the view.
Sunday was another long run – 15 miles! I went to a forest preserve because I did not want to run on pavement nor in a sunny area. It was a great run and I am very pleased with it! It took me almost the same amount of time to run 15 miles as it did for 14 miles from Monday’s run. This trail has some downhills but also uphills and isn’t easy. My goal was to run each mile under 12 minutes (4 miles were done over 12 minutes).
It could have been the weather, the terrain, or the fact that I drank Tailwind throughout my run.
Total mileage for the week: 46.60 miles <Highest mileage this training cycle.
Total mileage for this training cycle: 306.42 miles
Total mileage for the year: 354.61 miles
So tell me about your week. Are you training for a race? Do you like trail running? What fuel do you use for your runs?
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