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 #8, May 15-21
M Ran 6.02 Miles
T Ran 1.63 Miles
TH Ran 7.02 Miles
F Did not run
S Ran 6.02 Miles
S Ran 10.02 Miles
Monday’s run was awful. I was supposed to run my 6 miles between 12:57-13:57 and even that felt tough. On my way back I saw a new teacher’s store and went in to browse. I am excited about school being over in a few weeks but I LOVE seeing stuff that I could use in my classroom. I did see the best poster on the wall that made me smile and continue with my run.
Tuesday’s run did not go well either. I was hot and just wasn’t feeling it. Earlier that day we received our assignment letters for next year. I was assigned to teach the same grade next school year. That made me happy. However, my best teacher friend was moved to another school and that made me angry. I could not understand why. She is a great teacher and gets her job done. I was hoping that this anger would push me to get the workout (6×800) done but it didn’t.
Thursday’s tempo was another hot one and I did not hit my tempo pace (11:27). But you know what? I did not care. I was just happy to be running.
Saturday’s run went better than I expected. I went later in the day when it was about 60 degrees and felt so good that I ran faster than I was supposed to. I just had this energy and just kept going.
I still felt good on Sunday and 5 of my miles were under 12:00 minutes. According to my plan, each mile is supposed to be between 11:57-13:27. I did pretty good!
I know my two runs in the beginning of the week did not go well but I am happy that my last two did.
Total mileage for the week: 30.71 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 188.60 miles
Total mileage for the year: 232.77 miles