Training Week 4/16

Training for the week 4/16 to 4/22 was about running (surviving?) the Boston Marathon and then recovering as much as possible for Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5 Miler at the end of the week.

Having not raced Doyle’s in many years, I was hoping to recover sufficiently so that I could wind it up and let it rip.

And that’s pretty much what happened. I ran in the Boston Massacre to a sloggish tune of 3:30 in what will probably go down as the hottest, toughest Boston ever. Midweek was about recovery. And then by the time Sunday came around, I wound it up and let it fly for a modern day PR (modern day = in last 20 years) of 29:27, good for a pace of 5:53.

Week 4/16

Mon: Boston Marathon, 26.2 miles, 3:30:32 – road
Tues: 1 mile keep-the-streak-alive run – road
Wed: 4.5 miles, easy – road
Thurs: 5 miles, easy-ish, legs still sluggish but coming around – road
Fri: 8 miles social, easy – road
Sat: 9 miles social, easy – road
Sun: Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5 Mile Road Race, 29:27 (5:53 pace), 26th overall of 1550, 8th M4049 (8 miles total) – road

Total miles: 62 miles

Next Week

Goal for the coming week will be to take it mostly easy so that I can roll right into Big Sur. I won’t race Big Sur, but it is a pretty tough course. They say tht your finish time is your marathon time plus 20 minutes. So for me, maybe add 30 minutes if that is true. So for the week, maybe a few hills are in order, just to kickstart training for Mount Washington. I would like that very much. 🙂


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