Marathon Training: Week 6

Now that I’m done cutting training weeks short with races I’ll start posting weekly updates again! I’ll post about the races soon I swear!!

[Day 36] Monday, September 25
Easy 6 MI (@9:02-9:45)

Monday was SUPER humid and didn’t feel like Fall at all. It was scheduled for easy and after having run the Jamestown Half and Rugged Maniac Saturday I made sure to do so. Even while taking it slow I felt like I had turned to liquid by the end of my run. My Performance Condition went down for the first time since getting my new watch ☹️, but I blame passing by the evil dog’s house because I can guarantee I slowed down my pace and my heart rate went way up all at once (even though the dog wasn’t actually present). My right foot bothered me a bit again. (It started during the half Saturday.)
7.26 mi @ 8:46

[Day 37] Tuesday, September 26
6 x [800 (@7:02), 400 Recovery (@9:02-10:19)]

I felt pretty awful all day Tuesday so I didn’t think a track workout was going to go well or get done at all. The sun is starting to set SO early so I tried going to my high school track instead of college because I had been told they had lights. It was really nice to actually have other people still out and running “with” you since they didn’t have to be insane enough to run in complete darkness. They even had bathrooms right next to the track that they left open at night!!! I actually was so excited about the bathrooms that I used the men’s twice before realizing. 😂 The workout ended up going just fine, but my foot was hurting pretty bad by the end.
800s @ 6:55, 6:56, 6:51, 6:50, 6:54, 6:41
Total : 6.52 mi @ 8:25

[Day 38] Wednesday, September 27

On Wednesday I decided to try using my Kinvara again since it felt like my foot was hurting where my Pegususes had a bump for support. My foot felt somewhat better. It kept misting, making it even more humid than Monday’s run. 🤢 Today was just a day to makeup some miles for my Challengeville Bigfoot challenge so I took it easy.
7.26 mi @ 8:54

[Day 39] Thursday, September 28
Tempo 5 MI (@8:01)

Race pictures for the Jamestown Half came in on Thursday!! Needless to say I was pretty pumped! I wasn’t super feeling the tempo workout scheduled for today. Definitely was a bit of a rough time keeping the pace at points, but did it!
5 mi @ 7:45 [7:50, 7:53, 7:48, 7:44, 7:44]
Total: 7.22 mi @ 8:09

[Day 40] Friday, September 29
Easy 5 MI (@9:02-9:45)

Oh man it actually felt like Fall on Friday!! I got out of work early to run so I could help my boyfriend’s grandparents stomp grapes to make their wine! That also meant I got to do my whole run in daylight 😎. I felt overall better than Thursday and my foot felt better too!
7.24 mi @ 8:27

[Day 41] Saturday, September 30
Easy 6 MI (@9:02-9:45)

I cut Saturday short since I only needed 5 miles to complete the challenge and had extended other days longer than scheduled. I even managed to be the first newbie to complete the Bigfoot Challenge! (Might have been by default.. dunno.. but still counts!)
5.14 mi @ 8:37

[Day 42] Sunday, October 1
Long 10 MI (@8:42)

Felt really good! It was a nice confidence booster to feel so good running 10 miles decently fast, but I couldn’t keep a pace to save my life. It literally felt like every time I tried to slow down I sped up and vise versa. I’m hoping to improve upon that before the marathon since pacing myself early on is going to be pretty important.
10.09 mi @ 8:19

Weekly Total: 50.72

Thanks again for reading!

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