Happy Marathon Monday friends! Good luck to everyone in Boston; I can’t wait to read your recaps!
Training = Done! I’ve officially moved from the training portion of my spring running to the racing portion! This week is going to be focused on keeping my legs fresh and primed for Sunday’s race.
I hope to have a post up later this week recapping the entire training season as well as some hopes and dreams for my upcoming races. But first, my week 11 recap. Two awesome things this week: amazing speed workout with negative splits and my first 40+ mile week of the year.
Distance: 8.74 miles
Pace: 2.0 @ 9:51, 5 x 5:00 @ 6:41 [3:00 recovery], 2.0 @ 10:03
Comments: Two weeks ago I ran a shorter version of this workout, just 4 repeats. I started out strong, but really paid for it later in the workout. I fought so hard to maintain the pace for the last three intervals. This week I wanted to finish strong so I held back during the first two intervals (paces 6:51 and 6:48).
I opened the pace up during the final three intervals (paces 6:37! 6:34! 6:33!!!). It felt amazing to finish this run on a positive note and I felt so strong during these intervals! It was the complete opposite of two weeks ago when I just wanted to lay down and die.
Distance: 3.2 miles
Distance: 7.07 miles
Comments: This run was harder than I would have liked. I think I was still recovering from Tuesday’s workout.
Distance: 5.02 miles
Distance: 12.21 miles
Comments: Hot! I knew with the sudden spike in temperatures (snow last weekend, mid 70s this weekend) that this run was going to feel harder than usual. Instead of struggling through some tempo miles, I opted to just keep the pace easy for the entire long run.
Distance: 5.07 miles