Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 11)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m nursing an Achilles tendon injury and haven’t run since Wednesday.  I’ve been doing a little cross-training in the meantime.  I was hoping to do more intense cross-training on a bike trainer, but the bike trainer I ordered got lost in delivery and never showed up as promised and I’m still waiting for it.  Hopefully, it arrives tomorrow so I can start getting in some good aerobic workouts.  I was able to get a short mountain bike ride in yesterday, which is a decent workout, although it is just not the same as a good run.

The good news is that my Achilles tendon feels pretty good right now, not even a tingle of pain.  I may go for a short 3 to 5 mile run tomorrow morning just to see how it feels.  Regardless of how I feel, I’ll most likely reduce the volume of miles over the next couple of weeks.  So right now, I’m cautiously optimistic that this is only going to be a minor setback.

Report Card

Boston-Marathon-Wk3This week I ran 25 miles.  Started the week off well and got a decent interval run in on Tuesday.  However, on Wednesday morning, I cut the run short due to injury.   I slept well every night with 20 – 30 minute and nap in the afternoons.  I also ate very healthy thanks to the NutriBullet blender I purchased earlier this week, tons of fruits and vegetables.  Also, got in a good amount of core training and stretching and it was a relatively stress free week.

Running Recap (25 miles)

Monday – EZ8 @ 9:22 pace

Tuesday (morning) – Intervals (12 x 400s – averaged 1:28/400)

Tuesday (afternoon) – EZ5 @ 8:37 pace

Wednesday – EZ3 @ 9:43 pace (INJURED)

Thursday – Off

Friday – Off

Saturday – Mountain Biking

Sunday – Off

Training Plan



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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