Today’s Workout – Easy Long Run

Total Miles: 11.02 miles

Total Time: 01:47:38

Average Pace: 9:46 min/mile

As I am starting this new journey towards qualifying for the Boston Marathon I plan on sharing my experiences every step of the way. The joys, hard times, struggles, and successes.  I don’t want to leave anything good or bad out of the mix – because let’s face it there is a little bit of it all in training.

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Each Sunday I will recap my week of running and let you know what my joys and struggles were from the week.

Monday – Speed work.

1/2 mile warm up, 6 x 400 at 7:30 pace, 400 jog in between each, 1 mile cool down.

Tuesday – Hill sprints and an easy run.

1 mile easy jog, 8 x 10 second hill sprints, 3.5 mile easy jog.

Wednesday – Easy run.

3 easy miles at 10:00 min pace.

Thursday – Speed work.

1/2 mile warm up, 3 x 1200’s at 7:50 pace, 400 jog in between each, 1 mile cool down.

Friday – Rest day. Friday’s will pretty much always be a rest day for me unless I have something crazy going on.

Saturday – Long run.

12 mile long run. Steady and strong.

Sunday – Easy long run.

11 mile easy long run. No pace requirements just run as my legs felt it.

Total Mileage: 40 Miles


This week’s joys/successes:

1. Two successful speed workouts.  I was very nervous about these because I hadn’t done speed work in so long.

2. Longest mileage in quite some time, and overall my body held out strong.

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This week’s struggles:

1. My calves.  They have been so tight and really need to work on stretching and foam rolling more. 

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2. Heat. I have really struggled get my body used to the heat.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday! 

How did your training go this week? What were your joys and struggles?

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