Weekly Running Log (Week 7)

Decent week of training, especially considering I was on a business trip in the U.S. for a week.  Got my three quality runs in, tempo on Monday, intervals on Wednesday and long run on Sunday.  I also did some yoga on Tuesday and Thursday, with a little bit of self resistance training (e.g., push-ups, crunches, planks and squats) thrown in.  Wasn’t able to do any kettlebell training, but will resume that this week.  Also, couldn’t get any training in on Friday or Saturday since I was flying back from the U.S. to Japan.  However, considering all the travel, I still was able to get some good training in.

I ran Monday’s 11-mile tempo easily under my goal pace of 7:15 miles.  I fell quite a few seconds short on my intervals, wanting to run 1200s (6X) in 4:24, but my fastest was 4:41.  But I was able to redeem myself on Sunday running an average of 7:20 miles, 15 seconds per mile under my goal pace of 7:35.  Also, wore a heart rate monitor on my long run and had a average heart rate of 146 bpm.  Compared to the same time last year, it appears I’m in better physical condition.

Only 6 weeks out from the Nagano Marathon.  The next three weeks are probably the most critical in terms of needing to obtain some quality training.

I ran a total of 36 miles this week.  Click below for the Garmin GPS details of my runs.

Tempo Run (11 miles)

Interval Run (6 X 1200s, 8 miles)

Long Run (15 miles)

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About runninginspired

I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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