Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 2 of 11)

Completed my second recovery week after the Carlsbad Marathon.  Had a decent 13 mile this morning and felt pretty good.  I don’t feel 100% recovered, but I’m ready to get back to the grind.  I tweaked my training plan one last time to incorporate shorter, but more intense, intervals and tempo runs.  The plan tops out at 70 miles and includes doing two double workouts a week.  Other than the interval and tempo runs, I plan to run most days primarily by feel and not be a slave to my Garmin.

Report Card

boston-grade-wk2This week I ran 44 miles at a relatively easy pace since it was considered a recovery week.  Slept 7 – 9 hours every night and got in a 20 – 30 minute nap every afternoon.  Been eating fairly well, not too much junk food, mostly vegetarian.  I’m moving away from the vegan diet this training cycle to incorporate a moderate amount of eggs, yogurt and cheese.  My weight has remained pretty consistent from week to week and I don’t plan to monitor it too closely.  Been pretty good at getting 20 minutes of core training in three times a week, stretching 10 minutes every night, and doing a little yoga on the weekends.  Managing stress has a challenge at work, but was able to keep things in perspective the past couple of weeks and distancing my emotions to focus on task at hand.  The body feels better than last week and no injuries.

Running Recap

Monday – EZ6 miles @ 9:13 pace

Tuesday – EZ6 miles @ 9:20 pace

Wednesday – EZ6 miles @ 9:05 pace

Thursday – EZ6 miles @ 8:49 pace

Friday – EZ6 miles @ 8:18 pace

Saturday – Off

Sunday – EZ13 miles @ 7:47 pace

Training Plan

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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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