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)

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