Wednesday, August 11, 2010

NYC Marathon Training Week 6

The week went okay. I was REALLY sore after Body by Jake until Wednesday.  I took off Monday, and Sunday but I probably didn't get enough distance in.  I know I need to get over and stay over 30 miles for the week but sometimes I'm working against the clock! Here's the detials:

Date: Tuesday August 3
Route/Workout:  Treadmill, Speed- 3 miles at 5K pace with 400 rest
Mileage: 5.5 miles
Total Time: 55 minutes
1 mile warmup- 10 min pace (6.0MPH, 1.0 incline)
1 mile at 7:42 min
400 Rest (walk, slow jog)
1 mile at 7:34
 400 Rest (walk, slow jog)
1 mile at 7:25 (OH YES)
1 mile cooldown

Date: Wednesday August 4
Route:  Treadmill, Recovery Run, Read entire new Runners World on Treadmill : )
Mileage: 5 miles
Total Time: 46 minutes
Avg Pace: 9:13

Date: Thursday August 5
Workout:  30 min eliptical, stretching

Date: Friday August 6
Route:  Ran ALONE : ( along the Charles at 8AM (already close to 90 degrees)
Mileage: 11 miles
Total Time: 1:47:48
Avg Pace: 9:48
Mile Splits and Mile Thoughts:  
Mile 1-8:47 starting off feeling good going over Mass Ave Bridge
Mile 2-9:07 still feeling alright
Mile 3- 9:18 going into Brighton, regretting wearing a tshirt instead of a tank
Mile 4- 9:24- Turning in Watertown onto Storrow and see a water fountain- so exicted!
Mile 5- 9:37- Cross bridge back to Memorial, Stop at gas station to buy water, continue on Memorial
Mile 6- 9:21- Are we done yet? Thinking there is no way I am going to hit 15 on my own
Mile 7- 9:19- Cross over Mass Ave Bridge back to Storrow
Mile 8- 9:50- hit water fountain, take some walking breaks
Mile 9- 9:58- Bridge closed on 28 near Muesem of Science for commuter rail, wait 5 min in hot sun until opens up, stopped watch 
Mile 10: 9:50 -Dying, taking walking breaks, can't wait to be done, run out of water, blisters hurting Mile 11: 13:13, Stopped to check on my blisters, didn't stop watch, finally cross Mass Ave bridge back to my gym! Contemplate doing 4 more miles on the treadmill but decide to call it a day.  Long Run Fail.

Date: Saturday August 7
Route:  Ran with my brother on the Cape in 90 degree weather at 5pm
Mileage: 3.68 miles
Total Time: 33:21
Avg Pace: 9:04
Mile Splits: 8:44, 9:14, 9:21, 8:54

Total Mileage for the Week: 25.18


  1. You did great! It's always a struggle for me to get over 30 mpw too. Sorry you had to run alone. If you need a running buddy next Thurs-Sun, let me know. I'll be near Boston :)

  2. You are doing more than me! Forget it in this heat ugh, its a major accomplishment and you know it, not a failure at all. Meanwhile, will be at PT on monday post falmouth which like i said i am still trying to coax you guys into a second weekend at the cape lol. Your other post made me want s'mores so badly - yummmmm!!!