Monday, July 21, 2014

Marathon Training Week 6

Week 6 was a bit of a killer.  It featured 2 more races on top of the 2 from the prior week.  I basically set target effort levels for the races that wouldn't kill me and then racked up slow mileage in between.

Monday - 4.5 miles
Tuesday - .75 warm up and then 5K race
Wednesday - 4.59 miles
Thursday - 4.5 miles
Friday - 4.51 miles
Saturday - 3.44 miles
Sunday - 13.1 miles

Weekly total - 38.5 miles. I also hit 100 miles for the month.

This week will just be a recovery week.  I'm slashing back to 30 miles and running nice and easy to let my body catch back up from the abuse I've given it the last 2 weeks.  I don't think I've ever endured a 2 week stretch like that where I ran nearly 70 miles while doing 4 races with 3 of them at basically my fastest times and the 4th race just a complete butt kicker as far as the terrain went. Alas the streak lives and I'm still kicking.  I've actually gotten into such a groove that slowing down for a week will be a little tough, but I know I need to do it so I don't break down.


  1. Good call on making this week a cut-back week. It pays to be patient and not always on the "got to run more" train.

  2. Yeah, your body needs to rest now. Still I am impressed with the races you did in a two week time frame.