March 3, 2013

Training log: Week of February 25th

Monday: Treadmill session: 2 mile warm up 6 miles tempo (6:51, 6:33, 6:29, 6:18, 6:09, 5:58) 1 mile cool down. treadmill (9)
Tuesday: 8 miles Not in the right mindset. Things weren't clicking.
Wednesday: 11 miles. What i call a medium long run.
Thursday:  Treadmill Session: 2 mile warm up. 5.3 fartlek in 33:30. Did 4,3,2,1,2,3,4,5 min on's and half off's. offs at 6:58.
Friday: 7 miles easy. felt great, but  i had no reason to push the pace.
Saturday: Ended up going home Friday night and got a wicked good hike up Ragged Mountain with my uncle and brother.Some great climbing and descending. 5 miles total
Sunday:  Treadmill again! 6 miles easy, 8 miles at planned marathon pace. 2 easy. 16 total

Total: 66.3 miles and three core sessions.

Great week. Ending up with three treadmill sessions wasn't planned but with crappy weather (rain and snow) off and on through Friday I knew just getting some speed would be better for my Boston build up rather than tweaking something at this point. I am wandering if this treadmill sessions are going to catch up to me eventually. Anyone have any long-term experience with this? Some people say the treadmill is so boring but i find you only make it as boring as you want. It's great for mental toughness when you can just play around with the incline and speed. Feeling tired? RUN MORE!

Play hard, RUN HARDER

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