mcm training week one

July 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

last week was the official start to my MCM training. given a few weeks ago i wasn’t sure i was even going to be able to start training i’d say i’m pretty happy with what i did.

monday goal: 4 @ 9:15
monday actual: 4 @ 8:42

tuesday goal: 4 @ 3 x 800s @ 3:45 (1/2 mile warm up, 1/2 mile cool downs between repeats, 1/2 mile final cool down)
tuesday actual: 4 @ 3 x 800s @ 3:43, 3:34, 3:37 (cool downs as planned)

wednesday goal: 6 @ 9:30
wednesday actual: 5 @ 9:11

thursday goal: 4 @ 9:30 hill repeats
thursday actual: fail

friday goal: rest
friday actual: rest

saturday goal: 12 @ 9:30
saturday actual: 12 @ 9:45 on serious hills

sunday goal: rest
sunday actual: rest

total goal: 30
total actual: 25

i wish i had dragged my ass out of bed thursday but waking up at 4:30 a.m. every week day started to take a toll. and given my less than stellar sleep habits i simply was too tired to run. i’m not too concerned. i’ve trained for all my past marathons on four days a week but with the goals i have on this one i think day five will make a difference. but ~ a little preview into week two ~ i failed to get out of bed this morning (thursday) as well. so going forward i may need to tweak the plan a bit or maybe make one weekday an evening versus morning run. or maybe i just suck it up for the next 14 weeks and do what i need to do! all to be seen and determined.

15 weeks until MCM







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  • 1. runner1313  |  July 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Best of luck with training. Great race!


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10k pr ~ 52:49
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marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
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