Training Week 4/23

Training for the week 4/23 to 4/29 was about syncing back up with health after racing the Boston Marathon (3:30:32 in brutal heat) and Doyle’s Road Race (5 miler in 29:27!) so that I could enjoy the Big Sur Marathon at week’s end. And that’s how the week rolled.

Week 4/23

Mon: 4.5 miles, easy – road
Tues: 5.65 miles, easy social – road
Wed: 8 miles, 7 x 2 min hill – road
Thurs: 4 miles, easy – road
Fri: 3.5 miles, easy – road
Sat: 3.5 miles, easy – road (in Monterey, CA)
Sun: Big Sur Marathon, 26.2 miles, 3:16:22 (7:30 pace), 79th place of 4000 overall – road (Big Sur to Carmel, CA)

Total miles: 55 miles

Quality Workouts

Wednesday: 8 mile hill run in 1:01:39 with 7 repeats of hill:
o WU – ~3.5 miles (39:46) including one pass of Hill
o 6 x Hill (2:11, 2:09, 2:12, 2:14, 2:16, 2:18)
o WU – ~.75 miles home (5:56)
*Fatigued throughout but wanted to start my hill training before losing a full week or more to Big Sur. So I took this easy, never pushing full on all out but keeping it on the aggressive side. But felt terrible, legs just heavy.
**Also tried out a new pairs of shoes that I just started Wear Testing for Brooks. The new version of this model is pretty sweet. Can’t say anything more.

Next Week

Goal for next week (4/30) will be to recover from Big Sur so that when I get back home I can start up training for the Canadian Death Race — and of course Mount Washington.


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