- Monday - 6.7M easy, with 6x12 secs hill sprints
- Tuesday -[adjusted for crazy schedule] 6.2M progression run on TM, starting at 8:00+/mile pace and ending at about 5:45/mile (last 0.5M before a cool-down); I think the foot pod was a bit generous on this run, but that's what it came out to
- Wednesday - 9.25M somewhere between easy and moderate
- Thursday - 5+M easy in the morning; 5+M easy at lunchtime
- Friday - 9.5M, w/2M @ marathon pace & 2M @ half-marathon pace
- Saturday -5+M easy to a breakfast meeting; 3M easy home
- Sunday - 20.8 miles, with 2M (miles16-18) @ goal marathon pace
This week, I will try to match last week's mileage, before a planned cutback week scheduled for the first week of February (when I'll be traveling for a family function).
One training-related challenge I'm facing is how to put together the quality workouts in such a way that makes sense, without getting too intense too quickly. I need to be careful about grinding myself down, courting injury and even possibly peaking too early. For now, though, things are going fine, so I'll continue on the same path, unless and until there's a reason to change course. That "reason" may be manifesting itself shortly, as there may be a significant change in my professional environment. It's a good thing, but would be very demanding, and would necessarily result in many more 4:30 am training runs. I suppose that, as with anything worth doing, the prevailing question would be "How bad do you want it?"
Thanks for reading. Happy training.