Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NYC Marathon Training Week 9

Another week over 30 miles- finally! Now I just need to stay consistent.  I ran 31.5 for the week.  A few things bothering me- my left hamstring and my right calf but nothing too serious.  Nothing I can't run through.  I ran outside 2 times this week and the treadmill twice.  Did my long run on Friday and then took Saturday and Sunday off.  I could have run Sunday but by the time I wanted to it was already 90+ degrees out.  Plus four days of running a week is enough for me!

Week of 8/23-8/29
Date: Monday August 23
Route/Workout:  Treadmill Run (It was pouring!)
Mileage: 4 miles
Total Time: 35:42

Date: Tuesday August 24
Route/Workout:  Treadmill for Speed Tuesdays!
Mileage: 6.5 miles
Total Time: 63:29 minutes
Workout: 5X1000, 400 Rest, Everything at 1.0incline
**1000s are hard to do on the treadmill but this was the workout I got from my local running club.  I liked this workout though better than the 800s last week! ****
.80 warmup, 6.0 MPH
1000- 4:55 (7.5MPH-7.6MPH)
400 Rest
1000- 4:48 (7.6MPH- 7.7MPH- 7:47 pace)
400 Rest
1000- 4:44 (7.7MPH- 7.8MPH)
400 rest
1000- 4:43 (7.8MPH)
400 rest
1000- 4:31 (7:16 pace)
400 rest
1.50 cooldown

Date: Thursday August 26
Route/Workout:  Run with Swimmy Kimmy
Mileage: 5 miles
Total Time: 46? 9:35 pace
Pics from the run- Stolen from Kimmy- go to her post for more info- I love running on the Charles!

Date: Friday August 27
Route/Workout:  Ran outside with Nancy before work at 5:45AM
Mileage: 16 miles
Total Time:  16.04 Miles- 2:34:44- Avg. Pace: 9:39


  1. Woo-hoo. I had a 31 mile week myself and was quite happy with it (but it took me 5 runs to get it in). Congrats on the 16 miles. Shew!!! Soon I'll have to do that, but my body isn't quite ready.

  2. Yay, go you! What a great week of training :) I can't run more than 4 days/ week either.

    I really hope your minor injuries go away soon. I hate those little nags b/c I always worry that they'll turn into something more serious.

  3. I miss running along the Charles! I logged a lot of miles along that river -- trained for my first marathon there.

    Congrats on the 16 miles AND the 31 mile week! :) Hope your hamstring and calf stop bothering you soon.

  4. I've been looking at my mileage as it peaks and I seem to be staying in the 30's. I keep wondering if I should be running more, but four days seems to be where I max out at this point. Nice job on the speedwork!

  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Its nice to meet another Boston blogger :)

  6. Great job with your running! The most I've done is a half marathon.