Monday, July 13, 2015

{base training week 6} It's official: I'm IN.

Well, I did it. I bit the bullet. I pulled the trigger. I pressed the button. Choose your own cliche, it all boils down to this: I finally registered for the marathon I've been training for. Yep, I'm starting my 6th week of training and I finally decided to register and race another marathon. Plagued by self-doubt and fear (yes fear), marathons intimidate me. I love training for them. I've trained for more marathons than I have run. My mantra for the year is: I want it more than I fear it. And it was about time, that I put that mantra to the test and act on it. 

I had a great training week. I hit my paces and workouts, two group runs and two runs with Nani. It motivated me to finally make it official (and prices increase tomorrow). 146 days from now I will be towing the line at my 4th marathon. Mind over matter and knowing in my core that mindset makes a difference. It will be a good race. 

Base Training: Week 5 Recap

Monday: Cycle class (AM); 3 mile recovery run (bpm<143) PM
Tuesday4.6 miles on treadmill + cycle class
Wednesday6-7 miles 10.3 miles, 10 x 1000m @ marathon pace,track speed work
Thursday6.5 miles with 5 6 x 20 second strides at end with Nani+ TRX class
Friday5 miles 4.2 miles
Saturday: 3.2 miles with Nani and 2 miles + 90 min yoga with LA Oiselle Flock
Sunday8 miles 7.2 miles (progression pace run) + 5.3 miles with Lab Rats

Total Mileage = 43.5 miles

Base Training: Week 6

Goal Mileage = 40 miles

Monday: 1 mile warm-up jog +Tabata
Tuesday: 4.5 miles treadmill + cycle class
Wednesday: 7.3 miles (200, 400, 800, 1600, 800,400, 200), speed work on track
Thursday: 8 miles with 5 x 20 strides at end 7.0 miles Recovery run (bpm<143) with Nani+ TRX class
Friday: 1 mile warm-up jog + Tabata + 3 miles with Nani +TRX class
Saturday: 4-5 miles
Sunday: 13 miles long run in San Jose


  1. Yay! I think you'll like CIM, at least I hope you do! I've run it two times. There is a possibility my husband will run it this year and we may be in town, but he hasn't chosen yet. :)

  2. Way to go! Enjoy the training and a fast race will come! I can't wait to follow along as you prepare. Good luck!