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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cleveland Marathon Training Week 11: Back to Running

I'm finally back to running now and I decided to change things up a bit.  First off I'm no longer timing my easy days.  I really did not see a point to it and it was making me frustrated because I would feel like I had to hit a certain pace.  Also, track workouts started this week!  This week's workout did not go so well but hopefully the track work will start bringing some faster times.  Here are this weeks runs:

Monday: Rest Day

Tuesday: Track workout - 4x1000m w/ 400m jog recovery.  The first track workout of the season, this was supposed to be 5x1000 but I was not feeling it at all so I shortened it to 4.  Splits were 3:28, 3:31, 3:32 and 3:39.  Yikes.  Getting progressively slower throughout a workout is never a good thing.  Hopefully, things go a little better next week.

Wednesday: 4.8 miles

Thursday: 5.8 miles

Friday: 5.4 miles

Saturday: 7.8 miles

Sunday: Rest Day

Total mileage: 29.1 miles

This week will be my next race: The Love-A-Stray Fur Fun Run 5k in Avon Lake!

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