Distance: 21.25 miles
This past week was solely used to rest up the legs a bit before I embark on the 3 stage BostonM Program I designed. Phase 1: 6 Weeks, Phase 2: 12 Weeks, Phase 3: 6 Weeks + Race Day! Yet as it pertained to this week is was time to rest up the legs a bit and take some nice medium paced tempo runs.
Monday: Weather Permitting
Distance: 5.0 miles
the Route (trails)
the Route (mill miles)
The weather today was terrible. RTeezy and I hit up the ole trails but soon enough saw the black heads rolling in and then the bottom dropped out. So we headed back after 2 miles and hit up some "Miles on the Mill" the ole trusty treadmill.
Today was what I call a nice even keeled tempo run of pure enjoyment. Being the first workout since I got official word of my entry with TEAM CYCLEKids in the Boston Marathon, I simply wanted to put on the iPod and just go enjoy myself.......ended up "truly" being a good even temp run!
Wednesday: Rest Day
Today was nuts, with a ton of meetings and Ape's travel plans changing by the minute. I went for an early morning "jog" but didn't constitute it as a true workout, just a rest the legs a bit before the end of week/weekend push into Monday's kick-off of the Boston BuildUp! Had a great breakfast with Tyler "Supaman" Creech and then a good possible Thunder Road Half planning lunch with Mr. Rhodes aka Adam - we will see what comes of throwing that idea around........
Thursday: Neighborhood Repeats
After getting a bit bogged down with stuff today, it left only a short time slot in the afternoon to get some type of workout in. I figured I hadn't done any real lengthy speed work in awhile. So why not head out the front door and hit up 3x1600 repeats in the neighborhood.
Distance: 3.01 miles
Splits: 6:32, 6:24, 6:21
the Route (before the battery left me)
*note when using the Big Geezy (the Garmin405) make sure to charge that bad boy pretty frequently!
Friday: Pre-Halloween Freaky Friday
Watch was still on the fritz, guess I need to invent some type of wireless charging that automatically beams to the Big Geezy! So I just used the ole reliable Timex;
Distance: 5.12 miles
Saturday: Tempo Run by Time - Halloween Party Prep Run!
This morning it was time to forget mileage and just go for a leisurely run with the sole goal of getting a good steady 30 minutes of tempo done without killing the legs too much before the big BostonM Training kick-off week!
Distance: 3.97 miles
Sunday: NASCAR & Pigskin = REST Day!
After surviving the Annual Frazer Freak-nic Halloween Party it was time I got some much needed catch-up rest! So I hit the "kings chair" and watched some football and a good bit of Talledega (aka the NASCAR race). Then headed over to the Johnson's for some dinner and fun with friends!
*now tomorrow starts teh "mileage build-up" portion of the training!