Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Week 2 So Far

Just a quick update on Week 2 of marathon training. So far so good.

Monday
8.0 miles/1:08:09/8:31 average pace
I did 4 miles alone at an easy pace (9:12 ave) before Zach got off work. Then, he changed and we went back out together for the 4 miles of Tempo Pace. We started off a little slow at 8:22, then dropped our pace each mile with the last mile coming in at 7:17. Average for that 4 miles was 7:50- not bad. It was hard but I did it.

Tuesday: bike
about 45 minutes on the Mtn. bikes just around town (scoping out Zach's bike commute)

Wednesday
11.0 miles/1:43:17/9:23 average pace
Really slow and easy long run solo along the waterfront. I turned on my ipod and just zoned out. I didn't feel like I was going very slow, but I was, especially at first. Whatever though, it felt very easy. I didn't take any breaks and it was done before I knew it.

Oh, I've also been doing some light weight training at home after my runs. I'm shooting for 2-3 times a week and it's going good.

Tonight Zach still has to do his run so I think I'll take my bike out and ride along with him.

So that's it for my boring training update! Have a good day everyone. :)

13 comments:

*aron* said...

i wish my 11 mile run was over already :) great job on training so far!! awesome job on the LT run yesterday! i need you guys here to pace me!

are you doing lower and upper body weight training?

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

That's not boring. That's great training. Good job. Enjoy the bike ride.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice job! Good luck with the weights!

And yes, if you ever find yourself in the Mpls/St. Paul area, stop on over. We'll eat some chocolate chip cookie dough. You'll get my chips, I'll get your dough.

;)

("I'll get your dough" wasn't supposed to sound that dirty. It just came out that way. Sorry.)

N.D. said...

your training is going great! you are speedy!! Thanks for commenting on my blog : )

D10 said...

Awesome job on the runs. You 11 mile run sounded lovely. I typically space out when I run.

Ewen said...

Your tempo run was good, not "not bad"! 4:52/km (I always have to convert miles back to something sensible) is zooming along in my book. Well done!

Gotta Run said...

Training updates are never boring to me!!!! :)

Zach said...

I had a lot of fun running w/ you on Monday. Looking forward to our long run this weekend and a ride on Sunday. :)

Phil said...

Great pace on your tempo ... and a fabulous start on your next round of marathon training.

jahowie said...

Great job on the training. I hope that you have a great weekend!!

Petraruns said...

Wow you're zooming along aren't you? You're doing well - don't be hard on yourself!

Enjoy the biking. I'm beginning to scope out bikes ready for my next adventure...

The Laminator said...

Nice training update. It's funny...I'm doing training updates too as I prepare for the NYC marathon...on the opposite site of the country. Good luck with rest of your training!

ShirleyPerly said...

Looks like so much fun!! I must admit I looked at the photos first and saw those platforms and wondered what the heck? Thanks for educating us :-)