"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Monday, June 25, 2012

Training for Melbourne Marathon - week 2

129km this week.

Monday was 16km + 10 x 110m strides.

Tuesday 21km medium long run and Thursday 20km medium long run with double recovery runs on Wednesday and Friday.

Saturday 28.7km with 12km @ marathon pace (overall average pace 4:10/km).  A bit quick out of the gate this morning, probably a combination of feeling pretty good and trying to warm up a bit.

Averaged around 4:24/km for the first 15km and then ran 12km @ MP.  Managed to average 3:49/km for the marathon pace section which is 1 sec quicker than MP with some slightly quicker kms making up for a couple of slower ones which were mainly when having to make multiple turns.

1.5km jog home.

Surprised that I was able to make the 12km without completely smashing myself although I was certainly feeling it in my legs for the rest of the day so wore compression recovery socks.  That was a hard workout on the back of 93km in the preceding 6 days.

Sunday was an early 8km recovery before heading off to Sammie's soccer in Kalamunda.

Felt pretty good this week and backed it up with a good tempo run this morning.  I feel like I am building a good base which should set me up for a good half marathon in mid August and then a good block of really specific marathon pace running.


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I love to join Marathon but I do not have a companion. I think I will be bore.

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