Training Update: Week of January 23

Somehow, in the blink of an eye, I am left with only 11 weeks of training. 11 weeks until Boston, and just under 12 until Glass City.
This past week was a down week, which I was feeling like I needed more than ever. And that is super weird considering my paces are not up to par with where I want them to be in 11 weeks. Hopefully taking this week lightly will help me have a solid week this week.

Monday: 6 miles with 4x30s strides. 6.57 miles total. Pure Barre. Core.
Tuesday: 50 minute walk. Pure Barre. Core.
Wednesday: 5 mile run, 9:04 pace.  Core.
Thursday: 5 mile run, 8:40 pace.
Friday: 5 mile run, 9:00 pace. Pure Barre. Core.
Saturday: OFF (prehab stuff)
Sunday: 9 miles. Core.

Overall, this was not a bad week. I felt pretty good, got outside most of the time (thank goodness), and just ran relaxed every day. At first Thursday felt like a bit of a let down, because I was not actively trying to slow down (like I was on Wednesday and Friday), but at the same time, it was 4 am and I was not awake yet. My first mile was 9:14. That kind of mile is going to drag an average down.

Anyway, starting to crank it up again this week. Cross your fingers that the 4 am workouts get easier, that the legs start to turn over faster, and things start to feel solid now that we are getting into that heavy mileage stuff.


  1. Stay strong and confident. I'm using Hal Higdon's Boston Bound plan and one of the aspects that I appreciate the most is the long run philosophy. Long runs alternate week to week between distance (e.g. 14 miles) and time (e.g. 1 hour and 30 minutes) because winter running can be extra challenging.

    Be kind to yourself. Enjoy the journey!


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