Weekly Recap 6/4/17

We’re some 17 weeks from Chicago (as of the week’s end, not its beginning), and my mileage says it’s safe to say we’re back in training mode. I train with my coach year-round, and we don’t really do training “cycles.” I like this a lot for a couple of reasons: 1) I don’t ever have... Continue Reading →

Monthly Mileage: May

Woah, summer already? May included some recovery time following the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. I also bought a bike and we got a dog! Exciting month. Miles run: 155 miles Time spent running: 20 hours, 44 minutes Longest run: 12 miles Average run: 5.54 miles Average time: 44 minutes Average pace: 8:00 min/mi Treadmill miles:... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap – 05/21/17 and 05/28/17

After two recovery weeks, I’m starting to build mileage back up. My “A” race for fall is the Chicago Marathon, although I’ve got a few shorter races along the way. (I’m registered for three in June and July — 5k, 10k, and a road mile, in that order.) Week of May 15-21 Monday: 5 miles... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap: 5/7/17 and 5/14/17

Two training logs for the price of one! I’ve been on a two-week recovery block following the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon, my A-race of the season. Week of May 1-7: Instructions from coach were 0-16 miles; 3-4 runs of 3-4 miles, no more.  Unfortunately, when you’ve run every day for the past 5.5 months, “off”... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 4/30/17

Taper week means not a whole lot to talk about in the training log! Like I mentioned last week, Coach had me taper pretty aggressively since I had been in a bit of a funk both mentally and physically. I also implemented Poppy’s advice for heat acclimation, so most of the runs were done overdressed... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 4/23/17

This was a fun week! I tried something new — racing on the track. But we’ll get to that. Significant drop down week — races this week and next, oh boy. Probably my lowest mileage week all year. Also this week I started incorporating some heat acclimation work, although I’ve run in everything from 50*... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 4/16/17

Oh! I get to taper! Actually, coach may be having me taper more than I did before my last marathon. Although I didn’t run two races in back-to-back weekends for the marathon, either, so maybe that’s part of it. Either way, this was the last bigger mileage week. I only hit 70 once this season,... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 4/9/17

My usual schedule was a bit flip-flopped this week to give me a little more recovery after Papa John’s 10 miler. Typically, I have a hard speed session on Tuesday followed by a lighter Thursday speed/turnover session — and this week coach had me do the opposite. This worked great for being peppy for speed work... Continue Reading →

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