60 Mile Week
|Zoe in the Woods|
Mon: 12 with 8@MP, tough run
Tue: 7 easy
Wed: 8 easy, too warm for anything faster
Thanksgiving Day: 16 (Long run); Pre-run: pumpkin pancakes; During: 2 Powerbar gels. I'm loosely following a Hansons Training Plan for the marathon with its shorter long runs. My goal was to run the last 6 miles at MP (marathon pace), but I could only run the last 4 at MP. My first mile was 10:29/mi. pace and the last was 8:49/mi. pace. Although it's cooler, I'm not easily speeding up like I thought that I would. This plan seems harder than my usual training so maybe that's the reason.
Fri: 7 easy
Sat: 10 w/6x1600m and 800m rests, another tough day, missed my pace goals again
Strength Training: 2 times. I found a new plank variation to try. It's tough!
Healthy Eating: I tried spaghetti squash this week. It's interesting how it comes out like noodles. I also had my share of pumpkin pie this week. That's okay, pumpkin is good for you. : )
Running with Dogs: In case you're curious about what is on my dog's nose, that's a Gentle Leader collar. I think it works better than a normal collar to prevent pulling.
Marathon Countdown: 7 weeks until the Houston Marathon! I'm considering adding in two 20 milers before the marathon (that my plan doesn't call for) if only to give myself a confidence boost.