Monday, November 4, 2013

NCR Marathon training- 4 weeks to go!

This week's plan was "Week of October 28: add a day of speedwork, a day of HIIT, and even more miles! Total mileage: 30ish." I also had an unspoken desire to cross-train one or more days this week. I did HIIT with Nick on Monday for the first time in over a month and it was BRUTAL. He and I spent the next 3 days hobbling. It wasn't until Friday that I really started to feel back to normal and fairly pain-free. I, somehow, still managed to get in workouts all week. Once I started running or biking, my legs didn't feel painful. I actually felt pleasantly strong. 

Speedwork returned also this week. I did 4 quick tempo miles with a slow mile at the beginning and the end. I wanted that run to be over before it started, basically. It was miserable, I felt sluggish, but I still finished. And then I was really proud of myself. That's kind of a theme right now. After the post-marathon endorphin extravaganza died down, it turns out I am just SO OVER training. "It's only 5 more weeks! That's nothing! You already trained for 18 weeks, what's 5 more?!" SHOVE IT. 

Victories: I did cross-train! Twice! Yay me! And I did a 4 mile tempo run pretty fast. And I did my long run. I'm pretty much just 100% success right now. It's ok. I hate my relentless positivity too.
Failures: Pizza happened. 2 days in a row. Oops?

Monday: HIIT, arms, and abs with Nick... it has been too long. My legs wanted to fall off and walking the next day was ridiculous.
Tuesday: 5.3 miles outside @ 8:23
Wednesday: bike 17.75 @ 17.1
Thursday: tmill 1@ 6.1, 4.05 @ 7.6 and 7.7, 1 @ 6.6 plus c/d. 6.35 total. (this felt hard, but in a good way? I wanted to puke, but I didn't, so I'm calling it a win).
Friday: 6.3 miles outside @ 8something
Saturday: off
Sunday: 18.25 miles on the tmill. 

Totals: 36.25 miles run, 17.75 miles bike, 1 HIIT

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