Monday, July 1, 2013

Truth Be Told: Marathon Training Week 4

Workouts:

Monday: 2 mile run (13:17)

Tuesday: 1 mile run (10:56)

Wednesday: 6.2 mile run (12:24 pace) with Abe (he'd run ahead and do squats and did some extra loops around parking lots and such - he ended up with 8 miles and 140 squats in the same total time)
Goal: 6 miles moderate (12:00 - 12:30)
Actual:
1: 11:21
2: 11:50
3: 12:21
4: 13:11
5: 12:46
6: 12:58
6.2: 2:23 time - 12:02 pace

Thursday: 3.1 mile run (12:17 pace)
Goal: 3 miles easy-ish (12:15 - 12:45)
Actual: 12:32, 12:23, 11:59, 1:09 time for 0.1 (11:45 pace)

Friday: 8.3 mile run (14:04)
Goal: 10 miles long/slow-ish (stay under 13:00)
Actual: Ha! That was a major fail. The high for the day was 93º; it was already 70º by the time I got started. Besides the heat, I don't know what was wrong, but it was just a miserable run.
1: 12:18
2: 13:08
3: 14:32
4: 13:31
5: 13:57
6: 14:33
7: 13:54
8: 15:59
8.3: 4:54 time (16:08 pace)

Saturday: 2 mile run (12:27 pace)

Sunday: 2.83 mile "5k" race (13:40 pace - very hilly route!) + 2.17 mile run (13:32 pace)
I did the NW Veg Race for the Animals 5k race. Although it is marketed as a "fun" trail run (it doesn't even have timing chips) I'm nonetheless annoyed that they started it half an hour late and the course was short. I know Garmin's aren't 100% accurate - normally, I record the intended race distance for my mileage, whether my Garmin measures slightly under or over. But a quarter of a mile under? I don't believe that's just from how the GPS signal was picked up. Abe did the 10k and measured 6.09.

Total miles: 27.6


It was nice that it was a cutback week, although I took the cutback a little further than intended (long run didn't even make it to the double digits - oops).

I finally realized how inconsistent I've been for a couple weeks now in taking my various medications (when I plan ahead and set out a week's worth of meds and supplements into a daily box, it looks like I'm a 90-year-old) - for hypothyroid, PCOS, and depression, which can all contribute to fatigue when not being properly managed. That plus the heat can probably explain a lot of the paces that I'm really not happy with.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please join in the conversation!

Please note: Although I'm trying to keep the commenting as wide open as possible and not requiring logging in to one of the profile options, there have been reports of glitches and comments disappearing while trying to post under the Anonymous option. I would recommend logging in if you have one of the profiles, or at least copying your comment to paste back in if something goes haywire.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...