I'd love to hear your feedback on the training schedule for the next few weeks leading up to the marathon next month! I posted the schedule on the last post but here it is again. Click to enlarge! Thanks for the advice so far on fueling and your thoughts on the training schedule!
To clarify, I've been doing junk miles for the past forever weeks and months. I started adding in the tempo runs and speedwork about a month ago. Do I still deserve a week without tempo and speedwork? I don't think so - but I think that I will decrease the length of the long run and focus on quality instead of quantity this week (Thanks, Mama Simmons). What do you think? I also might do a tempo run? I don't know that I've been training HARD yet. I'm thinking of running 10 for the long run. Should I make it at a goal pace or easy pace? Then the following week, I'll make that a quality long run and do (from coach Mama) - 10 at easy pace, 6 miles at marathon goal pace and the last 4 easy (at least, I'll attempt to do this w/o a garmin or on a treadmill!)
For my last marathons I have done one 20 miler. Not 2. I doubt I will do 2 of them. I'm going for fun and just maybe a PR but I'm not going out there with any Boston or bust attitude whatsoever. I'm not in that mental mode right now!
So what are your thoughts on this idea:
This week: 10
Then 18-quality 20-12easy -8 (race/quality)
So far I have done 12, 13.1 (race), 14, 16
I made the oat groats bread again. Oh my gosh - it is so good.
And - I liked it when Nick was facing me - much more entertaining for me while running!! :)