Operation: Get Fast

Operation: Get Fast commenced immediately following the conclusion of the Flying Pig Marathon.  At the time when I decided that, I wasn't yet sure what that meant.  In fact, now, as I am writing this, I am still not 100% on the meaning of that.  Haha. 

The plan that I had going into marathon training for Columbus was 1 tempo run, one day of speed work, 1 easy pace run, and 1 long run per week.  Distances were completely undetermined for the runs during the week, and my long run was to be determined by whatever Buckeye had on the schedule, but probably modified when we got close to the end since most of those folks were training for Chicago versus Columbus, and Chicago is a few weeks earlier (maybe 3 weeks).

So the first week of "official" marathon training (even though I had been roughly following this plan ever since the Pig) went something like this:
Tuesday: 6 mile tempo/progression run (included warm up and cooldown)
Wednesday: 5.5 miles 800 repeats
Thursday: 3.13 miles @ 9:45 pace (nice n easy)
Saturday: 9 miles @ 8:47 avg pace
Weekly total was 23.61 miles.  Not bad for the first week of training, right?

Run.  Run away.  Go.


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