Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Big Sur Marathon Training Week 2 of 20

Late on the update! I'm visiting family deep in the heart of Texas and haven't had a chance to post last week's training (if anyone is out there reading with bated breath).  I ended up skipping my speed work day because I was still dealing with my bronchitis-type cough and went to the doctor for some Symbicort and cough medicine.  I probably could have run that day but my daughter was having a hard time in dance class (when I usually do my speed work) so I wasn't able to get away to run. ANYWAY, excuses, excuses right?  I'm on the right track this week and hope to actually do 100% of my planned runs.

Week 2 of 20

12/18- 5 miles @ 9:17
12/19- 3 miles @ 8:42
12/21- 3 miles @ 8:43
12/22- 7 miles @ 9:15

Total: 18 miles

Felt good.  Definitely getting better about getting out there (with the exception of 12/17) regardless of what else is going on in my life.  12/22 I flew out to Texas but still managed to get 7 miles in even though I really didn't feel like it.  I've been running exclusively in Vibram Bikilas and they have been fine... although I am having some heel issues that I'm hoping is not plantar fasciitis. I've been trying to be conscious of shortening my stride and that seems to help.  I also seem to be getting moderately faster- it's hard to slow down to what I think my training pace should be because my natural comfortable pace is around 9:15-9:30 now and that is a huge improvement from the 10:30-11:00 "easy" pace I was at least year.  Thank you SF hills and speed work!

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