Weekly Training Report for 2011-03-13

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Mar 122011

Workouts 3
Time 175 min
Running 17.0 miles

  • mon: Recovery from long run. Easy pace 1.5 – 2 minutes behind marathon pace. Ran 7.0 miles for 75 minutes at 10:43 pace. Perhaps a bit fast today. Need to slow down
  • tue: Measured mile plus speed work. Ran 5.0 miles for 45 minutes at 9:00 pace. MM was 7:40. Huge gain since the fall
  • thu: 1 Mile warm up, 3 miles of marathon pace, 1 mile cool down. Ran 5.0 miles for 55 minutes at 11:02 pace. Shins hurt, didn’t go well
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Week 20 Training Update for Boston Marathon 2011

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Mar 122011

Today marks the end of my 20th week of training, which I started in October.  My total training miles is 468 miles so far, with 5 more weeks to go.  I frequently asked how training is going and it is sometimes very hard to answer that question.  “It is going great!” is my usual response, but truth be told training is a roller coaster of highs and lows.   This part of the training schedule is the very hardest because the miles you run each week are at the highest they will get (40+ miles) and your weekend “long run” is at the very max (18-21 miles).   15 people on my marathon team are down with injuries and it looks like most of them are out completely for Boston 2011.

Newbie mistake of the week: “Going out too fast”

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