Week 2 of 14 Training Update – Carlsbad Marathon

Wrapped up Week 2 of 14 of my training plan this morning.  So far, so good, although the “cumulative fatigue” under the Hanson Marathon Method (HMM) seems to be taking root – legs are pretty flat early into a run, but tend to loosen up after a few miles.  I’m a little concerned that the lingering fatigue is going to sub-optimize my speed work runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we’ll have to wait and see.  Also, been experiencing some aches and pains in my lower legs and feet as I adapt to the higher mileage – probably need to incorporate some more stretching/yoga into my plan.

I ran a total of 45 miles this week.  Below is a summary of each run.

Monday – 6 miles easy (average pace 9:36/mile)

Tuesday – Speed work, 6 miles total, 4 x 1200s w/400m recovery (4:54, 4:53, 4:46, and 4:41 per 1200) – Still not where I need to be with my intervals, should have been running these 15 – 20 seconds faster.

Wednesday – No running, 1 hour of strength training and yoga.

Thursday – Tempo Run, 8.5 miles, 7 miles at tempo pace (7:00 ~ 7:44 per mile) – Ran tempos on hilly terrain, thus the wide range in tempo pace.

Friday – 6 easy miles (9:15 average pace)

Saturday – 10 easy miles (8:27 average pace)

Sunday – 8 easy miles (8:58 average pace)


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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