My Training
Monday
4 Flex
4 Easy
Tuesday
8 Intervals
8 Reg
Wednesday
6 Reg
6 Reg
Thursday
8 Reg
8 Reg
Friday
6 Hills
6 Hills
Saturday
6 AYF
6 AYF
Sunday
10 Long
9 Long
Mileage:
48
47

27 days to go.

This week was the yang to last week’s yin. My runs felt slow and my quads were a little sore. As disappointing as that may seem, I was OK with it. I know that weeks like this are the real training weeks. No flashy times or PR distances, just drawn out misery that teaches the body how to run on tired legs.

I purposely ran with less fuel in my body to gain some efficiency and resilience. No chews, gels or GUs. See Greg McMillan’s long run fueling advice here. That may have contributed to the general slow down, but who said training for a marathon was easy?

Mixed bag next week: An exciting 10 mile tempo run, the first day off in what seems like forever, and a PR distance of 22 miles. Let’s do it!

If you are training for the NYCM, say hello in the comments section. Have a great week!

NYRR 16 Week Advanced Plan Week 13:

Mon – 4 Flex
Tue – 10 Tempo
Wed – Off
Thu – 8 Reg
Fri – 5 Reg
Sat – 6 AYF
Sun – 22 Long

 

Thoughts?