Saturday 12.0 miles/1:46:30/8:52 average pace
Long run with Zach in Danville. His half marathon is coming up this weekend so he stuck with me to keep it easy. I felt really good too- the pace felt very comfortable to me and I didn't have to take any walk breaks.
Sunday I mostly laid around the house in my pj's but I did get out for a 9 ish mile bike ride (45 minutes or so I think). It was raining off and on so I got pretty wet/muddy. It was fun. :)
So, TOTAL miles for last week: 29, plus some swimming, a bike ride, and some weights.
This week officially begins my 12 week training program for Boston. I am using the tried-and-true Pfitzinger 12 week plan, but I'm cutting back the mileage a little. I'm calling it "Pfitz Light." I will be running only 4 days per week instead of 5 and therefore my weekly mileage will be a little lower than the schedule as written. I generally eliminated easy/general aerobic runs and kept the "key" workouts (tempo runs and intervals). I will substitute lots of cross training to keep my fitness level high and also to prepare me for the upcoming tri season (yay!) I think this plan will get me into good marathon shape without the burn out I experienced last time around.
Here is the Pfitz Light Week 1 Schedule:
monday: 8 miles GA + Strides
wednesday: 9 miles GA
friday: 5 miles Easy
saturday: 13 miles Long
So here's my first week of training so far- I was in Los Angeles for work so I got to run on my favoritist beachfront route, the Strand.
Monday 8.0 miles/1:10:58/8:52 average pace
General Aerobic run with strides at the end. I didn't bother to look at my watch the whole time and I didn't have to stop to walk at all. It was so sunny and nice out too.
Tuesday I got up and walked down to the beach and walked for a little over 5 miles total in about an hour and a half. I went by the 24hour fitness and did 20 minutes weights as well.