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. These plans are 18 weeks and have you running 6 days (easy, speed/strength, tempo, and long runs) a week with one rest day. I am not sure when I will qualify but am determined to get there.
Week #7, May 8-14
M Ran 4.02 Miles
T Ran 7.02 Miles (8 x 600)
TH Ran 7.02 Miles
F Ran 4.02 Miles
S Ran 6.02 Miles
S Ran 10.02 Miles
Monday run was faster than I was supposed to. My easy runs are supposed to be between 12:57-13:57. As you can see below, each mile was completed under 12 minutes.
Tuesday was at the track for 8×600 with 1 mile warmup and cool down and 400m recovery after each 400. Total was 7.02 miles. It wasn’t easy. Goal for each interval was between 3:45-3:54. A few were done faster which I am surprised but at the same time happy about it.
Thursday’s tempo run did not go as I wanted to but it was better than last week. I actually did run the 5 tempo miles but unfortunately slower than tempo pace (11:27). I was frustrated because at one point not only was I able to run that pace (and felt comfortable) but last year during marathon training I was running tempo miles in the 9s.
Friday’s run was 4 miles at an easy pace. I was tired. It was nice and sunny but still windy which I did not like.
Saturday’s run was hot. I waited till about 10 and underestimated how hot it was going to be. I did not wear a hat and did not take any water. Big mistake. I was very thirsty and stopped at a gym to get some water. I wore a new Oiselle top that pretty much kept me dry. <<See picture below – only two wet spots in the boob area.
Sunday’s run was my longest – 10 miles @11:57-13:27 pace. I did hit those paces (slowest was 13:07 and fastest was 11:30). I have a race (10 miles) in two weeks and it is making me wonder how I can run the miles at a faster pace. I know I probably won’t PR (1:41:56) but I would like to finish under 2 hours.
Total mileage for the week: 38.12 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 157.89 miles
Total mileage for the year: 202.06 miles
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the AMAZING MOMS out there! You are seriously all beautiful!!