Week 6 Boston Marathon Training 2016
Not feeling too good this week, I am fighting off a cold and allergies are picking up due to the change in our weather (warm up) and the winds are blowing. My kids are sick and I am trying to stay healthy. This week was tough, I am having trouble sleeping which makes for peak performance difficulties. Sticking with my training plan was exhausting this week. Here is how it went:
Monday: workout with some medicine balls and kettlebells for core and resistance training with my clients. Then I went to the gym for a PiYo Class (pilages yoga) and intervals on the Row Machine.
Tuesday: Speed work/hill work. I decided to mix it up due to the wind resistance knowing I wasn't going to make my pace so I still did the intervals, but I ran a hilly course of 6.5 miles. Here is how my splits went:
1200m @ 5:29, 1200m @ 5:17, 800m @ 3:33, 800m @ 3:30, 800m @ 3:38, 800m @ 3:55
Wednesday: Spin Class
Thursday: Tempo Run 5 miles at 7:22 average pace/mile. It was cold today (55 degrees) and pretty windy going out for the first 3 miles. My Garmin seemed confused during my first mile and clocked it at 6:37 which is wrong. During a tempo run, you try to maintain the same pace for the duration of the run, without stopping. Of course you do a slow 1 mile warm up and cool down, but the actual tempo run is no stopping or slowing.
My mile splits were: 6:37, 7:46, 7:43, 7:22, 7:24
Friday: 16.3 mile road bike ride with some heavy wind resistance and hill climbs.
Saturday: Day of rest: but I didn't really rest much since I was working at the Surf City Marathon Expo all day at the Nuun Hydration booth.
Sunday: Long Run day 20 miles. It was a tough one because I was really not feeling healthy, my throat was sore and I had a headache. I had to get up early because the weather was going to reach 80. Plus the last 4 miles or so were in the wind, which slowed down my pace by 2 minutes per mile. When I finished, I knew I shouldn't have done that run. I felt worse and my throat was killing me. Rest and recovery the rest of the day and into the next 3 days too! Average pace for the 20 miles was 8:37