I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.
Hoping everyone had a good week!
Chicago Marathon training is here! I am excited (and nervous) to be training using the Hansons Marathon 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. These plans are 18 weeks and have you running 6 days (easy, speed/strength, tempo, and long runs) a week with one rest day.
Week #7, July 18-24
- PLAN – 6 easy @10:52-12:16 pace
- ACTUAL – 6 miles @11:10 average pace
Done on the treadmill. Alternated a different song with paces of 11:32, 11:07, and 10:43.
- PLAN – 400-800-1200-1600-1200-800 with 400m jog recovery (with 1 mile w/up and c/d)
- ACTUAL – Total 7.37 @10:35 average pace
A fun workout! W/up and c/d @11:07. Recovery @13.02. Each interval was done at a different pace-9:23, 9:14, 9:05. I will definitely do this one again.
I have about a month left of summer break. Some days I feel like I am ready to go back to work; a new school year with a new a Assistant Principal and Dean, new students, and new supplies. But then reality hits and I am not ready to go back. 🙂 Saw this and it made me smile.
- PLAN – OFF
- ACTUAL – OFF
I went to get a massage and while it hurt in some parts, it also felt good. I had some discomfort in my calves, IT band, and iliopsoas (inner hip muscles). I did not know it (iliopsoas) were hurting till the massage. Of course all of this is from running and not stretching like I am supposed to after each run. I am going back in two weeks and she warned me that she is is going to dig in deep and that it will hurt.
Then, of course, I went home to rest with Lola. No shame.
- PLAN – 7 tempo @10:18 pace (with 1 mile w/up and c/d)
- ACTUAL – Total 9 miles @10:25 average pace
W/up and c/d @11:07. Another run on the treadmill. I alternated a different song with paces of 10:22, 10:10, and 10:00 and was done 1 second slower that last week. Not bad. I did stop after an hour to change my shirt because it was soaking wet. It was gross! Even my shorts were wet and my mom told me it looks like I peed on them.
- PLAN – 7 easy @10:52-12:16 pace
- ACTUAL – 7 miles @11:08 average pace
Done on the treadmill. Alternated a different song with paces of 11:32, 11:07, and 10:43. Usually I listen to fast paced music but today was a good day to listen to something not so fast. Any “Grey’s Anatomy” fans? This song reminded me of THAT scene and made me cry.
- PLAN – 14 long @10:29-11:05 pace
- ACTUAL – 7.02 miles @11:52 average pace
I decided to do Sunday’s run today. It was a HOT one. I mean really HOT. We were told to go 30 seconds slower because of the heat. It was my first time pacing with the 11:00 group and we kept a good and slow place. Not bad considering it was HOT<<did I mention that? Plus, we walked during one of the hills/incline which was nice because I already had goosebumps/feeling chills from dehydration.
When I got home I drank a protein shake, showered, got ready, and went to see “Ice Age: Collision Course” with my nephew. Cute movie but this is number 4 and I think I’ve had enough of those movies. We also picked up “Jurassic World”. I am late to the party because within the last 2 days I’ve watched movies 1-3 of the Jurassic Park series. The last one was definitely the best one!
- PLAN – 8 easy @10:52-12:16 pace
- ACTUAL –14 long @10:46 average pace
I slept in till 7 and then stayed in bed deciding whether to get up or not to run. The group from Chi City Running Club were meeting at Waterfall Glen and I knew I did not want to run outside because of the heat. Another HOT one today. Finally, 4 hours later I went to the gym and did Saturday’s run. I alternated a different song with paces of 11:07, 10:43, and 10:21. I almost stopped around mile 3 because I felt a little dizzy. I took a quick break, drank water, and continued. Then, I wanted to quit (again) after two hours but still had 2.82 miles to go. I began to wonder if it was worth it to keep on running. I did continue while reminding myself that it was only 2 miles.
Week 7 went well. My tempo run went well (again) and I’m glad I did not miss a workout. In week 8 I have 3 mile repeats which should be interesting and another 7 mile tempo run on Thursday.
Total mileage for the week: 50.39 miles <<The most I’ve run in a week!!
Total mileage for this training cycle: 250.95 miles
Total mileage for the year: 734.01 miles
Here’s how training has gone so far: