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.
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.