Saturday, January 17, 2009

National Marathon Training Week 12

This was a recovery week for me, but sure didn't feel like it on Saturday.

Monday: Day off, still riding the high from last week so it was really hard to take the day off, but I scheduled a massage which meant no lunch workout so that helped.

Tuesday: 5 easy. Still feeling really good and my 5 miles easy was just that, easy. did 5.4 at around 10:15 pace

Wednesday: Heater broke so had to work from home, did 30 mins of mtn biking at a place near my home after heater was working again.

Thursday: 7 miles easy. Ran the umstead 6.2 mile loop and then added a bit to the end to make it 6.6 miles at just under 10 min / mile pace. Not really easy, but still feeling good.

Friday: Another day off

Saturday: Today really sucked. Woke up to no water in the house and 11 degree temps.
too many things conspired against me today and my run just didn't go well.
Due to the cold temps I had planned to start running around 9:45 to get some sun and I was going to eat breakfast at 6, then have a banana around 9. Morning started off with no water in the house. Ate my breakfast at 6:30, then tried to figure out why we had no water, by 8:30 and still no water I had to goto Erin's house to get some water so we could flush the toilets and then by the time I was ready to go the banana was long forgotten. Started around 9:45 and it was still only 18 degrees, my legs never really got warmed up and it was really hard to keep turning over, then one of the people running with us hurt his knee so we were taking walk breaks to make sure he was ok and we would run up, then run back while he walked and that kept us off getting into a good rythm on the way back. Then about mile 10 I bonked and just had to stop. Erin kept going for another loop around the lake and I went the other way slowly to get to 11.
11 miles in 1:58:51 - 10:48 ave pace
ave hr 147, for the effort the hr was too high.
1: 10:22 - left shin pain
2: 9:37 - warming up a bit
3: 9:31 - feeling ok, but it felt too hard
4: 9:40 - still feels hard and legs won't warmup
5: 10:26 - knee blow out ( not mine )
6: 9:44 - back in groove
7: 10:29 - stop for gel
8: 12:12 - knee guys starts walking
9: 11:05 - back and forth
10: 11:38 - bonking
11: 14:01 - half walk half run

Sunday: easy swim, been a while since I just did a straight 1 mile swim so did 8 mins of easy warmup, then 20 mins a faster pace and 4 mins easy cool down. just swimming for 1.1 miles

This was a tough ending to a good week, hopefully the weather and my legs will cooperate better next week...

weekly milage 23

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