Marathon Training Week 4

Week 4 was a challenging week. My grandmother was in the hospital and that took priority over my training. So I did the absolute best that I could and here is how it went.

Date

Scheduled Run

Actual Run/Workout

Sunday, 8/7/11 Rest Day 9 miles – long run from Week 3; done on the treadmill at the gym!
Monday, 8/8/11 3 miles Ran 1 sub 9 minute mile to Pilates and 1 mile back home
Tuesday, 8/9/11 6 miles Ran 3 miles at Lake Wyola while friend watched Carlos.
Wednesday, 8/10/11 3 miles “I am just not feeling the running today.” 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer at the gym
Thursday, 8/11/11 Rest Day 3.10 miles at the college in an attempt to make up some of the missed miles
Friday, 8/12/11 5 miles Got up at 4:15 to get run done before Orlando left for work. Only did 4.2 miles but felt strong and maintained close to a 10 min mile throughout. Felt really strong for this run.
Saturday, 8/13/11 Bridge of Flowers 10K (6.2 miles) Bridge of Flowers 10K (6.2 miles)

I calculated that I missed 4.7 miles during Week 4. I’m working hard to include some of those missed miles in my runs this week. I’m not sure if I can do it, but I’m trying. Running simply does not come first in my life. The purpose of a schedule is to hold me accountable and to have a guideline to follow. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, flexibility in my running plan will be the key to my success.

I’m already in good shape this week, even a little ahead of the game. If I continue as planned I will indeed make up some of the mileage I missed last week.

I am off for the next two nights and looking forward to a trip to the Connecticut shore with Carlos, of course, and my oldest and dearest BFF and her four boys! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a sunny day.

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