Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 13)

Not a bad week of training, feel that my fitness continues to improve each week.  This week’s training, other than running, was a bit light since I was on vacation.  I did manage to get all my running in, but was unable to do any cycling and only managed one strength/yoga training session.  Overall, the body continues to feel good and I am not experiencing any pains.

I ran on Monday (intervals), Friday (tempo), and Sunday (long run).  I did a kettlebell/yoga session on Saturday.

My diet was less than optimal this week (bit of a glutton during vacation), but got plenty of rest – been averaging over 8 hours of sleep a night.

Overall, I continue to be encouraged with my training progress.  This upcoming week I plan to incorporate some cycling, but will probably keep it to under 30 miles.  I enjoy the cycling but find it a bit time consuming and it also getting pretty cold out.  I am toying with the idea of running 4 times a week, maybe adding a very easy 5 – 7 mile run on Saturdays.

Detailed recap of my runs this week.

12/12, Monday (8 x 800s Intervals, Treadmill, 2% incline) – Good interval session on the treadmill @ 2% incline. 8 x 800s with a light jog of 95 seconds between intervals. The intervals got easier as the run progressed. Completed the first six 800s in 2:58 (5:56/mile pace), 7th 800 in 2:56 (5:52/mile pace), and last 800 in 2:51 (5:42/mile pace). No pains, got 8 hours sleep, ran in Newtons.

12/16, Friday (Tempo, 10 miles – 1:10:40) – Evening run on the treadmill after not running for 3 days – was on vacation. Started at 8:34/mile pace and worked down to 6:30/mile pace. Just got back from Korea. Slept 8 hours last night. No pains. Ran in Newtons.

12/18, Sunday (Long Run, 24.24 miles) – Planned to run at a faster pace.  Legs felt flat today, so I settled into a easier pace and instead went a little longer than planned. Good weather today, started in the high 30s, finished in the mid 40s, 62% humidity, E 5 mph wind. Got about 9 hours sleep last night. No pains. Ran in Newtons.

Total Running Miles – 42 miles (week’s goal – 39 miles)

Total Cycling Miles – 0 miles (week’s goal – 25 miles)

Strength/Yoga – 1 hours (week’s goal 1 hours)

Week 1 – Training Recap

Week 2 – Training Recap

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