Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 5th to 11th, 2009

Week 2 of the 18 week marathon training plan is now complete. My legs were feeling it this week as is obvious by the paces of most of the runs this week. Halfway through the mid week long run on Wednesday I was really feeling it and I struggled to finish. The easy day on Thursday helped somewhat, but the run on Friday was no picnic. Saturday was the group run, so the first 4 were comfortable but after splitting with the group to head back, the hills felt like they were double their normal size. Finally things started looking up when I headed out this morning for the long run. My legs didn't feel too bad and I was able to comfortably keep the pace between 8 and 8:30 for most of the 17.


Aerobic with speed
8 miles w/10x100 pickups, 8:32/mi, 137 bpm

Mid-week medium-long run
12 miles, 8:43/mi, 134 bpm

5 miles, 9:15/mi, 119 bpm

9 miles, 8:34/mi, 134 bpm

Supposed to be recovery, but it was more like a general aerobic run
6 miles, 8:40/mi, 135 bpm

Long run
17 miles, 8:24/mi, 144 bpm

Total: 57 miles

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