8 miles tempo / 1:10 / 8:45 avg pace
*2 miles easy, 4 miles at 8:00 pace, 2 miles easy
Last week was a little rough. I was sick on Monday which threw my schedule off. As a result, I had to run Tuesday through Friday…with Friday being 17 miles. Ugh, my legs were feeling it. I generally like to take the day before a long run as a rest day, but that’s not always possible. I did manage to eek out 45 miles for the week though!
TUE: 7 miles speed
WED: 8 miles easy
THU: 5 miles easy
FRI: 17 miles
SUN: 8 miles tempo
I have a similar problem this week since I’ll be down the shore over the weekend (leaving Friday!). I’ll be doing 20 miles on Friday and then recovering by dancing and drinking large amounts of beer. I’ll let you know how that goes!
Running 20 miles and then dancing? Dang, I’m not sure I could keep up 🙂
Looks like a very solid week of training! I remember switching around my schedule alot last summer in order to get in all the weekend fun, so doing my long runs on Friday. I really liked doing that. Makes for a more challenging week, but oh-so-worth-it on the weekends!
That is totally the best way to recover! Woo hoo for 45 miles!
it sounds like your training is going so well!! I am really excited for you! I am the same way…I really like to have a day off before LRs but it does not always happen that way. Good luck on the 20 this week!
Holly @ pink runner says
I’m so impressed with your training! I can’t believe you did 17 already and have 20 coming up! You are going to killllll this marathon! What do you do for recovery? Ice baths? Protein shakes?
Thanks Holly! I did this same training plan for my last marathon too. It’s intense and you’re doing 20 miles after just 4 weeks.
My Friday post will be all about recovery so tune in 😉
I am totally the same way, I get so annoyed when something throws my schedule off. I once did a 20 miler, hopped in the car after a 2 second shower, drove 400 miles, changed in the car,and then rocked out at a wedding! It’s doable! Pure adrenaline!!