Week 8 of 14 Training Update for the Carlsbad Marathon

Completed a rather uneventful week of training, other than coordinating some workouts around the rain.  Overall, still feeling pretty good and no significant pains to speak of.  Been eating and sleeping well and been maintaining my weight between 142 -145 lbs.

Continuing to adapt nicely to the increased mileage.  Keeping the Sunday long runs to around 16 miles under the Hansons Method is probably the biggest contributing factor, I’m starting to realize that those 20 – 25 mile long runs really take a lot of of you.  I’m on track to exceed 260 miles this month, which will probably be the most I’ve ever run in a single month.

Below is my training report card for the week.

Week 8 Report Card

report-card-wk8Overall, I give myself a B this week.  I did every prescribed training run, got about 8 hours a sleep every night, and ate a 90% vegan diet.  I did three 15-minute core workouts with a moderate amount of stretching/yoga.  No major stressful events this week.

I ran a total of 57 miles.

Monday – EZ 6 miles.

Tuesday – Strength work, 4 x 1.5 mile with 800m recovery jog between intervals.

Wednesday – Off, 30 minutes of yoga/stretching and 15 minutes of core work.

Thursday – Tempo Run, 9 miles (6:55 ~ 7:13/mile pace).

Friday – EZ 8 miles.

Saturday – EZ 10 miles.

Sunday – EZ 11 miles.

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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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