Training for the week 2/20 through 2/26 was fairly muted due to Hyannis Marathon at the tail end of the week. The goal was to rest up in hopes that if the weather was good I would rev up engine for a steady shot at getting under the three hour wire of the marathon.
Although Hyannis only hit my race schedule a month earlier, I upgraded it from a C- to a B-race, even though my training wasn’t there for a peak performance, because my focus and motivation was indeed there. Sometimes you have to go with how you feel, and that’s how this race shaped up to one in which I would run hard.
All of this dictated an easy, restful week. And it paid off with a solid performance at Hyannis. I didn’t get under the three hour wire, but I did run strong in rather tough conditions made slow due to 20 mph steady winds. Race report to coming soon.
Mon: 4 miles, easy – road
Tues: 5.65 miles, easy social – road
Wed: 4 miles, easy – road
Thurs: 4 miles, mild-tempo – road
Fri: 4 miles, easy – road
Sat: 2+ miles — road
Sun: 27 miles, Hyannis Marathon, 3:03:41, 12th place overall of 400, 2nd place Masters — road
Total miles: 51
Goal for the coming week will be to recover from Hyannis. Nothing hard.