The funk I was in last week continued early into this week. I finally forced myself to get out there again on Tuesday after 5 days off. Despite the layoff, I had a successful week mileage wise even if my body still didn’t want to cooperate. I logged a solid 32.9 miles on the week. I did not make it to the gym, but plan on getting back on that horse next week.
Sunday, April 16 – No workout – Easter Sunday
Monday, April 17 – No workout – still in my funk
Tuesday, April 18 – 5.8 slow and painful miles at a 10:08 pace. Finally breaking out of my funk, but paying for those 5 off days.
Wednesday, April 19 – The pace today improved a little bit and I got 6.1 miles in at a 9:55 pace. It is definitely feeling good to get back into this groove. Gonna make it a great week!
Thursday, April 20 – Woke up with a headache this morning. Missed my early morning crew at Mount Trashmore, but still managed to squeeze in a quick 3.1 before work. Meant to run another 2-3 in the evening, but just couldn’t shake the headache.
Friday, April 21 – This run was tough. My pace was terrible, but I am proud of the fact that instead of packing it in after 2-3 miles, I stayed the course to finish out 5.8 at a 10:31 pace.
Saturday, April 22 – Very ‘eventful’ long run today. I forgot that as it gets warmer, long runs need to start earlier. Getting out the door at 6:45 didn’t help. Ended up breaking into 3 segments on this one and treated it as my first real marathon training run. I’ve been told that marathon training is all about getting the miles in. I ran 8.6 using a :50/:20 interval that I will possibly be using for the marathon in November. Then I walked 1.5 miles. I finished with a 2 mile run using 1:00/:30 intervals for a total of 12.1 miles.
2017 RACE SCHEDULE
March 18 – Shamrock 8k (Virginia Beach, VA) 42:35 (PR)
April 8 – Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Chesapeake, VA) 2:07:52 (PR)
May 6 – Breathe Easy 5k Run/Walk for Asthma Awareness (Virginia Beach, VA)
June 3 – Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon (Ridgecrest, NC)
October 28 – Anthem Wicked 10k (Virginia Beach, VA)
November 11 – Richmond Marathon (Richmond, VA)
WTD – 32.9
JANUARY – 141.60
FEBRUARY – 111.50
MARCH – 125.20
APRIL MTD – 83.70
YTD – 462.00
MILES TO GOAL OF 1,500 – 1,038.00
CURRENT WEIGHT – 232.4 (down 3.8)
5k – 22:44 (Breathe Easy for Asthma 5k, Virginia Beach, 5/5/2016)
8k – 42:35 (Shamrock 8k, Virginia Beach, 3/18/2017)
10k – 52:42 (Chick fil a Run with the Cows, Newport News, 5/28/2016)
17.76k – 1:44:38 (Independence Day Classic, Charles City, 7/2/2016)
Half Marathon – 2:07:52 (Dismal Swamp Stomp, Chesapeake, 4/8/2017)