My second official “week 1” came to a close on Sunday! This was my first week with the plan that my coach made for me, which brought many changes. The truly hot/humid Maryland weather also made its first summer appearance this week. I was nervous about making it through this week at first, but I felt so good when I conquered my highest mileage week ever!
Monday: 4 miles at the Towson 4 on the 4th – Recap coming soon!
Wednesday: 2.25 miles super easy effort, 2 miles during November Project (and running back to my car). 4.25 miles total.
Thursday: 5 miles easy effort w/ 30 second bursts. My legs felt heavy after Monday’s race and NP on Wednesday, but they felt better after the run was done.
Saturday: 4.5 miles at a super easy effort. The weather was rediculous for this one – 75* with 98% humidity when I started, 83* with the humidity when I finished. It was rough.
Sunday: 10 miles with Ben! While I know running at my pace kills him, I love running with him, especially knowing he’ll be at my side come Marathon day.
Week total: 27.75 miles
MCM Training total (including “base” weeks): 107.3 miles!! <– In just a little over a month. While not a “calendar” month, this is the most I’ve run in 30 days since high school!
While I was apprehensive about this week at first, it turned out pretty great. I dealt with some top of foot pain at the beginning of the week, but after wearing my Asics Gel-Kayanos on Sunday that dissipated. My coach has me running in “minutes” but I still associate everything with miles. I also started drinking half a pouch (about a “scoop”) of Gen U Can before my runs instead of eating a banana, and it helped a lot. I was able to sleep a little longer before getting up and wasn’t starving after my run! This definitely makes morning running a bit easier.
Did you race on/for the 4th?
What was your best run of the week?