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.