The Road To 2012 NYC Marathon – Summary of T-6 Week
Week 11 of training – final week of 5, 8, 5, 16. I mentioned yesterday what a crazy week it was. On top of it, I was trying to alter my running schedule to accommodate some logistics issues for this week, so I ran Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon instead of my usual Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun(morning).
Because I was so tired (seriously running 8 miles when you’ve gotten 4.5 hours of sleep across the two previous nights is not fun) I did all my running outside. The treadmill may be physically less taxing, but I find it mentally much more demanding from a willpower perspective. The 16 miler was ROUGH, again due to tiredness and odd timing of run (1:30 in the afternoon instead of 7:30am). When you are saying to yourself, “OK if you can do 1 mile you can do 16, OK if you can do 2 you can do 16” for the first ten miles or so, it seems pretty sad. So I was extra shocked that I only ran it about 3 minutes slower.
|Metric||Last Week||In Total|
|Mileage Run:||36.62 miles||877.03 miles|
|Longest Run:||16.46 miles||18.00 miles|
|Longest Run Time:||2:30:54 hh:mm:ss||2:47:44 hh:mm:ss|
|Longest Run Pace:||9:10 min/mile||9:04 min/mile|