What was the secret? They wanted to know, in a thousand different ways they wanted to know THE SECRET. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most unprofound and sometimes heart rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottom of his running shoes. - John L. Parker
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Cleveland Marathon Training Week 6: Rest Week
I've decided that this training cycle I'm going to take a rest week on the weeks that I race. In the past I've had issues with overtraining and injury so this time my hope is that by having rests built into my schedule it will force me to not over do it. Also, maybe it will make me fresher for races. On these weeks I have no set mileages, and I don't care how many days I run. This week I only ran 3 times.
This week's runs:
Monday: 4.8 miles (7:51 pace)
Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: Fartlek: 4x 1 min hard with 2-3 minutes rest in between. Just wanted to get a little bit of fast running in to get my legs ready for the race. Total distance with warmup and cooldown was 4.25 miles.
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Chili Bowl Classic 5k my time was 16:45. Total distance with warmup and cooldown was 6.1 miles
Sunday: Rest Day
Total mileage: 15.2 miles
The plan is to resume building mileage next week. Hopefully, it will start warming up soon!